President of the Executive Board of the oil company “Exxon-Mobil” Rex Tillerson is set to be the next Secretary of the United States, announced today the transition team of US President-elect Donald Trump.
Tillerson, has no experience in foreign policy and diplomacy, but as head of the “Exxon-Mobil” has built close ties with several world political leaders making deals through Eurasia and the Middle East’s biggest energy company in the world.
US media remind that Tillerson, through the oil business, has built good relations with Russia and with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
He is a harsh critic of current US Administration, that it introduced sanctions against Russia over the annexation of the Crimea in 2014.
Tillerson is president “Exxon-Mobil” by 2006 and announced that next year will withdraw from the company.
This oil company is present in over 50 countries on all continents, which is involved in oil and gas.
In the 2011 “Exxon” signed an agreement with Russia’s largest state oil company “Rosnjeft” for joint exploration and production of oil. Since then, the two companies have created ten projects for joint venture in Russia.
Tillerson in 2013, was honored by Russian President Putin with the Order of Friendship.