Exxon Mobil Corporation announced that John D. Harris II has joined its board of directors. Harris is the former chief executive officer of Raytheon International Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company, a global engineering and technology company focused on aviation, space and defense.
“Over his 35-year career with Raytheon, John served in a variety of complex, cross-functional roles. He led significant business transformation to unlock value and new markets on an international scale and brings a rare understanding of the role of technology and government policy,” said Darren Woods, chairman and chief executive officer for Exxon Mobil Corporation.
“We welcome John to the ExxonMobil board, as the company executes its strategy to grow shareholder value by leading a thoughtful transition to a lower-emissions future, while providing the reliable energy and products the world needs,” said Joseph Hooley, lead independent director for Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Harris currently serves on the public boards of Kyndryl Holdings, Cisco Systems, and Flex. Harris began his career in 1983 with Raytheon Company and served in various roles of increasing responsibility, including several vice president roles overseeing operations, contracts, supply chain, electronic systems, and intelligence, information and technical services.
In 2013, he was named chief executive officer for Raytheon International – a role he held until his retirement in 2020. During his 35-year career with Raytheon, Harris gained experience leading the company’s worldwide sales, government relations, operations, and developing and executing its business strategy. He also is credited with restructuring and reforming the business development function from an organization focused on product offerings, to one skilled at business creation and solutions.