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John Whelan

John Whelan

SVP, Conventional & Heavy Oil, ExxonMobil
United States
John Whelan is Senior Vice President of the ExxonMobil’s Conventional and Heavy Oil Global Business Line. In this role, he leads 13 global business units across the U.S, Canada, Europe, Caspian, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. Mr. Whelan’s responsibilities include driving operational excellence through all lifecycle phases while also integrating strategy, portfolio development and business insights to deliver improvement across the full value chain. Previously, Mr. Whelan was ExxonMobil’s Vice President of Global Heavy Oil, and prior to that was Imperial Oil’s Senior Vice President, Upstream. Throughout his career, which began in 1988, he has held several engineering, project, operations, commercial and leadership roles located in Canada, Norway, and the U.S with oversight roles spanning the globe. Mr. Whelan has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Mr. Whelan serves on the Board of Governors for The Glenbow Museum and sits on the Engineering and Applied Science Advisory Board for Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is married and has two children.