Who is Rex Tillerson, the CEO, president and chairman of Exxon Mobil Corp. that has emerged as the distinct front-runner in the race to be President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state? The 64-year-old executive is the head of the largest oil company in the world. It operates in dozens of countries -- including Russia, which has sparked controversy recently for the Kremlin’s alleged involvement in the U.S. elections -- and has oil and natural gas interests on six continents. Tillerson began his career at Exxon in 1975 as an engineer. (He graduated with a civil engineering degree from the University of Texas in Austin). Eventually, he worked his way up through the ranks to become president and join the Board of Directors in 2004. He was made CEO two years later. The Texas native, a multi-millionaire, has experience entirely in the private sector, with no past work in government. But Tillerson, as the chief of one of the most valuable publicly traded energy … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Who is Rex Tillerson, Exxon chief and Donald Trump’s top secretary of state candidate?
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When Rex Tillerson takes his seat before Senate Foreign Relations for his confirmation hearing to be secretary of state, one line of questioning will almost certainly concern his compensation -- primarily, his yet-unrealized compensation -- from the biggest oil and gas company in the world. Tillerson has made millions, especially in the last 10 years of his 44-year career, when he was promoted to CEO, president and chairman of the conglomerate. Last year, he was paid a base salary of $3,047,000, with $2,386,000 in a cash bonus and $18,288,000 in stock. He faces mandatory retirement next year, when he reaches his 65th birthday, but even once he leaves ExxonMobil, Tillerson will have some 2 million unvested shares that are currently worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 million. ExxonMobil’s vesting period is a long one, and currently, his SEC disclosures show it will be a decade before the last of Tillerson’s stock vests in 2026, well after his tenure as … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo What might Rex Tillerson do about his 2 million unvested ExxonMobil shares?
Last Updated Oct 5, 2017 6:25 AM EDT Is Rex Tillerson resigning?No, he isn't: "I have never considered leaving this post," Tillerson said. In abruptly scheduled remarks, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday refuted a report that said he had been on the verge of resigning from his Cabinet post over the summer."I have never considered leaving this post," Tillerson said about what he called an "erroneously" reported story.The report came from NBC News and was not confirmed by CBS News. It is unusual for the secretary to make a public statement about press reports -- in the past, CBS News' Kylie Atwood points out, Tillerson has ignored negative media reports. While he said during his statement that he did not speak with President Trump, a State Department official acknowledged that the president was angry about the report.Tillerson stated that Vice President Mike Pence has never had to persuade him to remain America's top diplomat, which NBC had also reported. And NBC … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Rex Tillerson refutes report that he was on verge of resigning over the summer
JOHN DICKERSON: We want to welcome Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the broadcast. Mr. Secretary, thank you for being with us. As a start, what message was being sent to the Syrian leader with the U.S. military action? SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, John, I think the President was quite clear in his statement that he made to the American people that Syria’s continued violations of U.N. resolutions and previous agreements that Syria had entered into regarding the Chemical Weapons Accord would no longer be tolerated. I think we have stood by and watched multiple weapon-- chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian regime under the leadership of Bashar al-Assad. And this one in particular was the most horrific since the major chemical attack back in 2013. And I think that is clearly the message -- is that the-- the violation of international norms, the continuing ignoring of U.N. resolutions, and the continuing violation of agreements that they, themselves, entered into will … [Read more...] about Full Transcript: Rex Tillerson on “Face the Nation”
David Choi, provided by Published 8:08 pm, Monday, March 19, 2018 Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security adviser H.R. McMaster reportedly locked horns with White House senior adviser and President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Kushner reportedly pursued a freewheeling diplomatic outreach to other world leaders, sometimes pursuing private conversations that sidestepped normal channels of communication. His methods apparently did not sit well with Tillerson and others. Washington Post report on Monday. Recommended Video: Now Playing: President Donald Trump dismissed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and picked CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take his place. Media: Fox5DC Trump fired Tillerson last week. Early on in the Trump presidency, Kushner had developed diplomatic relations with leaders of other nations — without conferring with national security or diplomatic officials, according to sources … [Read more...] about ‘Who is Secretary of State here?’: Rex Tillerson reportedly locked horns with Jared Kushner over his freewheeling approach to diplomacy
North Korea test-fired another missile over Japan last week just days after the U.N. Security Council approved new sanctions against the rogue state, which remains a top concern for the Trump administration. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson joined "Face the Nation" Sunday. He discussed the latest developments on North Korea, as well as the Trump administration's position on the Paris climate accord -- and more. What follows is a transcript of the interview with Tillerson, which aired Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, on "Face the Nation." JOHN DICKERSON: Mr. Secretary, welcome. Let me start with the Paris Climate Accord. The Wall Street Journal reported that the administration was looking for a way to stay in it. But in June President Trump said it was time to exit. So what is the administration position? REX TILLERSON: Well, the position's being led and developed by Gary Cohn over at the National Economic Council. And I think if you recall the president … [Read more...] about Transcript: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on “Face the Nation,” Sept. 17, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson joined "Face the Nation" Sunday to discuss the administration's new way forward with the Iran nuclear agreement and the administration's tougher line on Iran, a country which Mr. Trump has repeatedly linked to terror organizations and accused of supporting destabilizing regimes like the one in Syria. What follows is a transcript of the interview, which aired Sunday, October 15, 2017, on "Face the Nation." JOHN DICKERSON: Welcome, Mr. Secretary. First to the interview our Elizabeth Palmer did with Foreign Minister Zarif, he said that you didn't give the Iranians a heads-up. Why not? REX TILLERSON: Well, we'd had an exchange on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly meeting. And so I think he had a pretty good sense of where this decision the president would take would likely go. But we did speak with all the other signatories to the joint commission plan of action in the Iran nuclear agreement to ensure that they understood exactly the decision the … [Read more...] about Transcript: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on “Face the Nation,” Oct. 15, 2017
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Philip Bump Washington Post March 13, 2018 Thursday, March 8 When the biggest diplomatic move of President Trump’s administration to date was announced, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Ethiopia.Tillerson had just arrived on the African continent Thursday for a multiday trip when a delegation from South Korea arrived at the White House to discuss recent negotiations with North Korea. They were there to meet with top aides to the president, but Trump himself intervened, inviting them into the Oval Office. There, he was told that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was open to discussions with the United States, and Trump, without hesitation, agreed.The South Korean delegation announced the anticipated meeting between the United States and North Korea from the White House driveway. Only hours before, Tillerson had been asked about the prospect of … [Read more...] about How Rex Tillerson’s final days played out
Tillerson: Another Trump chump Garwood, N.J.: When I was a lad, there was a retired bookie on our block who went by the moniker Dirty Dave. Dave imparted this bit of ancient Jersey wisdom that I have always found of value: “If you can’t figure out who the mark is at the poker table, it’s you.” President Trump’s cabinet members should take that to heart sitting around Trump’s table, because every one of them is the mark. How can they ever be surprised at Trump’s humiliation of each member in turn? When Trump glances around the table, he sees all his inadequacies reflected back at him in the faces of people of real intellect, who are far more articulate and informed than he is on any subject in the world. So like the schoolyard bully young Donnie could never aspire to be back in grade school lest a punk like him wind up a victim of a power wedgie, hanging by his drawers from a low-hanging branch, grownup Donnie now demeans all in his orbit. … [Read more...] about Readers sound off on Rex Tillerson, eating vegan and Louis Farrakhan
Donald Trump Jr. called into the Brian Kilmeade Show and discussed the breaking news of Rex Tillerson's dismissal as Secretary of State. "I think Tillerson is an incredible guy. He is A brilliant guy you know running Exxon but I think you also have a problem of an entrenched State Department where all of these former Obama people are in there and they are more concerned about making sure that Trump doesn't do anything then they are about worrying about America and their future standing in the world. And you know again we got to figure out those issues as well I mean my father obviously can't do that himself, he can't know a billion employees of the federal government and deal with it and you need people in those positions who will deal with it and who will do it and who aren't going to be susceptible to the swamp, who aren't just going to listen to this bureaucratic gospel and take it as such but you know people who will actually make intelligent independent decisions based on … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Jr.-Rex Tillerson Is An Incredible Guy Who Had To Deal With A State Department Full Of Obama Holdovers