Dr. Vijay Swarup
Senior Director Climate Strategy and Technology, ExxonMobil
Vijay Swarup currently oversees the corporation’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change. This includes climate policy and advocacy initiatives, along with the interplay between policy and the advancement and implementation of technology. Vijay has been with ExxonMobil for over 30 years and has held a variety of leadership roles in both business and technology functions. From 2014-2022, he headed the research and development team, overseeing a research portfolio that focused on groundbreaking initiatives in biofuels, carbon capture, direct air capture, and hydrogen. Vijay has a BS degree in chemical engineering and chemistry from Purdue University and a PhD in chemical engineering from Rutgers University. He serves on the National Academies Board on Chemical Sciences Technology and the Rutgers Industrial Advisory Board. Vijay previously served on the Advisory Board for the MIT Energy Initiative, Singapore Energy Center, Princeton Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment, India International Think Tank for Energy and The Liberty Science Center.