Senior Vice President of Exploration & New Ventures
Michael Cousins is the Senior Vice President of Exploration and New Ventures at ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development Company.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr Cousins served as President of ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures and earlier was Executive Assistant to the Chairman of Exxon Mobil Corporation. From 2009-12, he was Vice President, Asia-Pacific/Middle East, ExxonMobil Exploration Company.
Mr Cousins began his career in 1982 as a field seismologist in the deserts of central Australia before joining Exxon in Australia in 1984. He then held a series of technical and managerial positions in ExxonMobil’s Exploration, Development and Production Companies and spent two years in Stavanger as the Norway Exploration Manager.
He is a native of Australia and graduated in 1982 from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, with a BSc in physical oceanography.