Stephen Pryor – Keynote Address
President, ExxonMobil Chemical

Stephen D. Pryor



Stephen D. Pryor is president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Houston, Texas, and vice president, Exxon Mobil Corporation.

Mr. Pryor joined Mobil Oil Corporation in 1971 as a marketing representative in New York and progressed through managerial assignments in finance, planning, information systems and public affairs. During the 1980s, he served as general manager in Cyprus and New Zealand, and in the 1990s, as vice president, U.S. Marketing and Refining; vice president, Mobil Chemical Company; president, Mobil Asia Pacific; and president, International Marketing and Refining.

Following the Exxon and Mobil merger in 1999, he was named president, ExxonMobil Lubricants and Specialties Company, and in 2002, executive vice president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company. In 2004, he was appointed president, ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company. He took up his present position in April 2008.

Mr. Pryor earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Lafayette College and an MBA from Harvard University. He is a member of the executive committee of the American Chemistry Council and the Society of Chemical Industries and a director of the International Council of Chemical Associations. He also serves as vice chairman of the Lafayette College board of trustees and is a director of the Houston Symphony Society.