ExxonMobil Corp.’s Jeff Woodbury, vice president (VP) of investor relations and secretary since 2014, is retiring after 35 years of service. Downstream controller Neil Hansen will take over effective July 1. Woodbury joined Exxon Co. USA in 1983 and has been production manager for the Eastern U.S. and Gulf of Mexico assets, president of ExxonMobil Canada, president of ExxonMobil Russia, VP for engineering and VP of liquefied natural gas infrastructure. Woodbury also previously was executive VP of ExxonMobil Development Co. and corporate VP of safety, security, health and environment. Hansen, who has held his current post since 2017, joined ExxonMobil in 2000 as a financial specialist and in 2008 became audit division manager in Houston. He was named senior financial adviser in 2009 and investor relations adviser in 2010. In 2012, he was appointed manager of planning and financial markets and then affiliate finance manager in 2013. He also previously was lead country manager in Thailand. Hansen graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and earned a master of business administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a master of science in accounting from the University of St. Thomas.
Brazil’s state-owned Petróleo Brasileiro SA, aka Petrobras, has named CFO Ivan Monteiro as interim chief after Pedro Parente resigned on June 1. Parente had faced criticism by unions for his price policies following a 10-day truckers strike that led the government to, among other things, reduce and temporarily freeze the price of diesel fuel to assuage demands. Monterio, who joined Petrobras in 2015, plans to continue as CFO and head of investor relations until a new CEO is named.