• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Liam Mallon

ExxonMobil Upstream Company

President, Upstream

Liam Mallon is president of ExxonMobil Upstream Company. In this role, he has responsibility for the company’s diverse upstream portfolio of oil and gas businesses around the world. Previously, Liam was president of the ExxonMobil Development Company where he managed a global portfolio of more than one hundred projects designed to develop 20 billion barrels of oil equivalent. Throughout his ExxonMobil career, which began in 1990, he has held a number of leadership roles in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas. Liam has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College in Dublin and a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Herriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Liam serves on the Boards of Directors of Spindletop Charities, Inc. and the United Way of Houston. He is also the executive sponsor for ExxonMobil’s Black Employee Success Team.

Sessions With Liam Mallon

Monday, 6 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:40pm (CST) / 06/mar/2023 06:00 pm - 06/mar/2023 06:40 pm

    Navigating the Trilemma: Security, sustainability and affordability

    Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    Our global energy system, launched on a course of transition to a net-zero emissions world, has bumped against short-term energy security requirements as countries try to navigate numerous immediate crises. While the long-term transition continues to accelerate, the world remains on track to exceed the greenhouse gas emissions required to meet Paris Agreement climate change goals. The challenge of how to bridge this gap while also balancing the three goals of energy security, sustainability and affordability, is central to navigating the Energy “Trilemma.” When any solution targeting one of these elements must consider the ramifications for the other two, maintaining this balance will be challenging and risks passive trade-offs between equally critical priorities. How will our global energy system strike this balance effectively? How can the world meet growing demand for energy while reducing emissions? How will the application of digitalization, automation and artificial intelligence help solve the energy trilemma?