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Darren Woods, Exxon’s New Chief, Begins to Make His Mark

Mar 01, 2017 - The New York Times
Board and Executive Moves

HOUSTON — The executive wing of Exxon Mobil’s headquarters outside Dallas is nicknamed the God Pod because orders given by executives there can sometimes be as sharp as thunderbolts.

Darren W. Woods became the top god only two months ago, and he is just beginning to spread his wings. But there are hints of boldness mixed with the company’s traditional steadiness.

Even with a new administration in Washington far less interested in the problem of climate change, Mr. Woods has str...