President-elect Donald J. Trump has announced his intent to nominate Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, to serve as Secretary of the United States Department of State.
According to Trump, Tillerson is among the most accomplished business leaders and international dealmakers in the world, having spent his career protecting the jobs of his employees, who number more than 70,000.
“Guiding operations around the world that include more than 200 offices, Tillerson knows how to manage a global organization and successfully navigate the complex architecture of world affairs and diverse foreign leaders,” said Trump.
“As Secretary of State, he will be a forceful and clear-eyed advocate for America’s vital national interests, and help reverse years of misguided foreign policies and actions that have weakened America’s security and standing in the world.
The American people will once again have a world-class leader working on their behalf, enhancing the prospects for peace and prosperity among nations,” added Trump.
“I am honored by President-elect Trump’s nomination and share his vision for restoring the credibility of the United States’ foreign relations and advancing our country’s national security,” said Tillerson.
“We must focus on strengthening our alliances, pursuing shared national interests and enhancing the strength, security and sovereignty of the United States.”