July 11, 2022
- Alberto Ferrin to assume role as Lead Country Manager and General Manager
- ExxonMobil celebrates 110 years in country in 2022
Ferrin will be responsible for leading the Brazil affiliates. An ExxonMobil employee for more than 15 years, Ferrin has held important roles across the Upstream, including leadership positions in West Africa, Australia, the U.S. and México
Most recently Ferrin was the Development Manager for Brazil, with direct oversight of ExxonMobil venture activities as well as the Bacalhau project, operated by Equinor, in which ExxonMobil has a 40% working interest.
Ferrin will be responsible for leading the sustainable growth of ExxonMobil in Brazil, with oversight over Exploration and Production activities in Rio de Janeiro, Product Solutions (former Chemical) in São Paulo, and a Global Business Center, in Curitiba.
“Brazil continues to play a key strategic role for ExxonMobil. In 2024 we will begin the production phase in the Bacalhau field with partners Equinor, Petrogal and PPSA. We also continue to look for accretive opportunities across the value chain”, said Ferrin. “Our biggest strength lies in our people. We have a first-class team. I feel proud to represent and lead this talented workforce”.
As the first energy company to establish a continuous presence in Brazil since 1912, ExxonMobil currently has approximately 2,000 employees in Brazil.
In the Upstream, the company holds an interest in 28 blocks offshore, including the Bacalhau field, and operates 17 of them. The company has invested approximately $4 billion in these assets over the last several years.