Elijah White, Jr.

by Edward Cates
Elijah White, Jr.
Vice President - Geoscience, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

Elijah White, Jr. is Vice President of Geoscience at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company for ExxonMobil. In this role, he leads the worldwide geoscience research function and the application of differentiating and proprietary technology in support of ExxonMobil’s global upstream operations.


White joined Exxon in 1984 and has held a variety of individual contributor and leadership roles in ExxonMobil’s Exploration Company, Development Company, Production Company and Upstream Research Company, including Exploration Vice President for the Africa Region.


White is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the National Association of Black Geologists and Geophysicists. He currently serves on the UNC Arts and Sciences Foundation Advisory Board and the Texas A&M Energy Institute External Advisory Board as well as a Trustee of the ExxonMobil Foundation. He is past President of ExxonMobil’s Black Employee Success Team.


White holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Elizabeth City State University and a Master of Science in Geology from the University of North Carolina.

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