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Rex Tillerson Is Good For America Because Of His Experience With Exxon Mobil

Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, is qualified for the job because he is a political outsider with extensive experience working with international officials as a corporate executive, according to Adonis Hoffman, the chairman of Business in the Public Interest.

Hoffman pointed out in an op-ed for The Hill that “for decades, Tillerson has been dealing head-to-head, and peer-to-peer, with world business and political leaders on consequential issues of trade and commerce.” The writer claimed, “it is a background that has prepared him, somewhat uniquely, to assume the mantle of America’s top diplomat.”

Hoffman acknowledged that Tillerson, the longtime chief executive officer of Exxon/Mobil, has many critics because of his lack of foreign-policy or government experience. However, the op-ed noted that “the successful businessman has been at the helm of a global organization whose revenues and resources eclipse the gross domestic product of most nations.”

The writer continued: “Overcoming the persistent set of problems facing all transnational corporations, Exxon/Mobil has managed its international operations capably. In many of the regions where the company operates, Tillerson has had to address the intractable challenges of globalism, (such as) corruption, climate, environmental spoliation, labor and human rights, conflict, security, and sustainability. At the same time, Tillerson has managed a diverse, global workforce of nearly 75,000 people across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, and Antarctica."

Source: The Hill
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