Robert E. Wilhelm

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Robert E. Wilhelm has been a director of AEI (Energy) "since December 2003, first of PEI, and then of AEI. Mr. Wilhelm is currently an independent energy consultant and venture capital investor and was employed by Exxon Mobil Corporation (and predecessor companies) from 1963 until he retired in 2000. During his career with ExxonMobil, Mr. Wilhelm held a variety of operating assignments, primarily in the international petroleum business, including chief executive officer for Latin America and executive vice president for all international petroleum activities. Other operating assignments included positions as vice president of Esso Europe from 1980 to 1984, president of Esso InterAmerica from 1984 to 1986 and executive vice president of Exxon International from 1986 to 1990. From 1990 until his retirement in 2000, Mr. Wilhelm was senior vice president of ExxonMobil, with responsibility for finance, long-range planning, control, public affairs and the worldwide refining and marketing businesses and, beginning in 1992, was a member of ExxonMobil's board of directors. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center at Stanford University, past vice chairman of the Council of the Americas and served on the advisory council of PricewaterhouseCoopers until the end of 2009. Mr. Wilhelm recently completed a ten-year term on the board of directors of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a bachelor of science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962 and a master of business administration from Harvard Business School in 1964." [1]

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  1. Directors, AEI, accessed July 3, 2010.