Rob Gardner, manager of Economics & Energy Division Corporate Strategic Planning Department
Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Rob graduated from Louisiana State University in 1978 with a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Chemical Engineering and began working for Mobil Oil in
Louisiana in a series of technical and supervisory engineering positions in gas
plants along the United States Gulf Coast.
From 1987 to 1990, Rob moved to Mobil Natural Gas and began working in the
new expanding natural gas marketing organization and took part in the growing
deregulations of United States gas markets.
From 1990 to 2001, Rob began a series of international assignments in the
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Marketing area. He held positions in Indonesia,
Qatar, Japan and Singapore. During these assignments he was involved in LNG
market development and sales.
At the end of 2001, Rob returned to the United States and began a series of
management assignments in ExxonMobil’s Gas and Power Marketing’s Houston
organization in both the domestic United States and International areas.
In April of 2009, Rob began his assignment in Exxon Mobil’s Corporate Strategic
Planning Department. The group that he manages is responsible for preparing
Exxon Mobil’s Energy Outlook.