Neil A. Chapman | AIChE

Neil A. Chapman

Neil A. Chapman is President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Houston, Texas.

Before his appointment January 1, 2015, he was senior vice president of the company’s global polymers businesses, a position he held since 2011. He served as executive assistant to the Chairman of Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2006 and as president of ExxonMobil Global Services Company in 2007.

He joined Esso Chemical Company in 1984 at the Fawley Refinery, in the United Kingdom. He advanced through engineering, operations, planning and commercial roles in various chemical affiliates in the United Kingdom, Belgium, the United States and Hong Kong prior to the merger between Exxon and Mobil in 1999.

He then served as Asia Pacific polyolefins sales manager before becoming the project executive of the Fujian Integrated Refining and Ethylene Joint Venture Project in China. In 2002, he joined the Fuels Marketing division as head of Aviation Fuels before becoming vice president, Industrial and Wholesale Fuels, based in the United States. In 2005, he was appointed vice president of the global polyethylene business.

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, he earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Surrey University, England, in 1984 and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the university in 2014.

He is a member of the executive committee of the American Chemistry Council and is a former member of the board and executive committee of the European Chemical Industry Council. He is also a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of the Houston Grand Opera and he chairs its finance committee.