Neil A. Chapman is President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Houston, Texas.
Before his appointment January 1, 2015, he was SVP of the company’s global polymers businesses, a position he held since 2011.
He served as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2006 and as President of ExxonMobil Global Services Company in 2007.
He joined Esso Chemical Company in 1984 at the Fawley Refinery, in the UK. He advanced through engineering, operations, planning and commercial roles in various chemical affiliates in the UK, Belgium, USA and Hong Kong prior to the merger between Exxon and Mobil in 1999.
He then served as Asia Pacific Polyolefins sales manager before becoming the Project Executive of the Fujian Integrated Refining and Ethylene Joint Venture Project in China. In 2002, he joined the Fuels Marketing division as Head of Aviation Fuels before becoming VP, Industrial and Wholesale Fuels, based in the USA. In 2005, he was appointed VP of the global polyethylene business.
Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Surrey University, England, in 1984 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the university in 2014.
He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Chemistry Council, the board of directors of the International Council of Chemical Associations, and the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Grand Opera.