Robert E. Gardner

Manager,Economics and Energy Division, Exxon Mobil Corporation

In Rob’s over 35 years in the industry, he has managed both Gas and Gas Liquid businesses in the United States. He has worked in the Asia Pacific and been involved in Liquid Natural Gas business development, sales and project development. He has managed business development activities in a number of countries. He lived in Qatar and Indonesia working with National Oil Company representatives to promote LNG projects. In his early career, he worked in engineering activities involved in supplying gas to US markets and worked in sales of gas to those markets.

Today, Rob speaks extensively publicly on the future of energy demand and supply across the world. He manages the group responsible for preparing ExxonMobil's Energy Outlook. Rob has worked in ExxonMobil's Corporate Strategic Planning Department since 2009 leading the development of the company’s key outlooks.

Rob graduated from Louisiana State University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering and began his working career with Mobil Oil in Louisiana.

Beginning in 1990, he held management positions in Indonesia, Qatar, Japan and Singapore. At the end of 2001, Rob returned to the United States and began a series of management assignments in ExxonMobil's Houston organization before moving to its Dallas area Headquarters.