Mr. Raymond was singled out for the award by his peers because of the leadership and initiative he has shown in steering one of the world's most influential petroleum
and petrochemical companies since becoming Chairman and CEO in 1993. Under his leadership, Exxon Mobil has enjoyed stellar financial performance relative to its competitors with an unwavering focus on shareholder return. Mr. Raymond also led Exxon Mobil is what is regarded by many as the most successful merger ever with Mobil.
Mr. Raymond graduated in 1960 from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering. In 1963, he received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.