Patrick T. Mulva, vice president and controller of Exxon Mobil Corporation has announced his intention to retire on Sept. 1, 2014, after more than 38 years of service.
Mulva, 63, joined Exxon Company U.S.A. in 1976 as a financial analyst at the company’s refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and went on to hold a variety of financial positions of increasing responsibility in the upstream and downstream operations.
After managing short-range planning for the U.S. downstream business, he was appointed assistant controller for Exxon Company International in 1990. The following year, Mulva was named finance director of the Exxon companies in Malaysia.
He returned to Exxon Company U.S.A. in 1993 as upstream controller and later became the company’s assistant controller. In 1996, he was appointed controller of Imperial Oil Limited, Exxon’s Canadian affiliate. In 1998, Mulva was appointed senior vice president, finance and administration, and a director of Imperial Oil Limited.
In 2002, he became vice president of investor relations and corporate secretary of Exxon Mobil Corporation at the company's corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas. Mulva was elected to his current position in 2004.
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.
Mulva is chairman of 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.