By Taylor Ovalle
Rex Tillerson, the nation’s 69th Secretary of State and former President, Chairman and CEO of Exxon, will provide the keynote address at KPMG’s 17th Annual Global Energy Conference (GEC) on June 5 in Houston.
This year, the GEC will focus on how to thrive in what has become a volatile and unpredictable energy environment. Speakers will discuss key topics such as: geopolitical factors shaping the global economy, the impact of trade policy and uncertainty on energy companies, blockchain’s potential to solve critical issues in energy, and the future of the workforce in the digital era.
"It's not a revelation to say that energy is evolving on virtually every level – from production, distribution, price, and storage – to technology and regulation and beyond,” said Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head and U.S. National Sector Leader for Energy and Natural Resources at KPMG.
“As an industry," she added, "we must recognize these changes and collectively respond. The GEC will spur new thinking, provide perspective on changes and challenges, and offer invaluable networking with prominent leaders in the industry.”
For more information, read the press release here.
To connect with Regina Mayor or learn more about the GEC, contact Taylor Ovalle.
Rex W. Tillerson served as the 69th U.S. Secretary of State from February 2017 to March 2018. Before that he spent more than 41 years in the petroleum industry, retiring as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ExxonMobil Corporation at the end of 2016. He joined Exxon after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He rose through the ranks and following a number of domestic and foreign assignments, including, President of Exxon Yemen, Inc. and, ExxonNeftegas, Ltd. in Russia, became President of the corporation in 2004 and Chairman and CEO in 2006.