Mark R. Ward is President of Mobil Venezolana de Petroleos Inc., subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation and President of Operadora Cerro Negro S.A.
Mr. Ward joined Mobil in 1980 and worked for Mobil Exploration of Producing U.S. where he held various technical and managerial positions from 1980-1987.
In 1987, he transferred to Mobil Oil Indonesia, and became the manager of the Mobil's Arun Field production operations.
In 1991, he transferred to Mobil's corporate headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, where he held various advisory and planning positions in the E&P Division and the Strategic Venturers group.
In 1994, he transferred to Mobil Producing Nigeria, where he was the Capital Projects Manager based in Lagos, Nigeria. In 1997, he was appointed as Sr. Vice President of Mobil Oil Canada, where he had responsibility for the exploration and producing operations for Mobil's Western Canada portfolio.
In April 1999, Mr. Ward was transferred to Caracas, Venezuela as Executive Director of Mobil Oil de Venezuela and Senior Vice President, Exploration and Production. He assumed his current position in December, 1999.
Mr. Ward received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1980.
He is married and has three children.