Patrick T. Mulva, the current vice president and controller of Exxon Mobil Corporation has announced his plans to retire after more than 38 years with the company. His official last day will be September 1, 2014.
Mulva joined Exxon Company U.S.A in 1976 as a financial analyst at the company’s refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He then went on to hold a number of different financial positions with increasing responsibility in both upstream and downstream operations. He was appointed assistant controller for Exxon in 1990 after managing short-range planning for the US downstream business. In 1991, Mulva was named finance director of the Exxon companies in Malaysia. He then moved onto positions such as upstream controller, controller of Imperial Oil Limited (Exxon’s Canadian affiliate) and later director of Imperial Oil Limited.
A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Mulva holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He served three years in the U.S. Air Force prior to joining the company. He is also the American Petroleum Institute’s general committee on finance. He is a member of the Financial Executives International and its committee on corporate reporting and a member of the Business School Advisory Council at the University of Texas at San Antonio.