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Exxon vice-president Patrick Mulva. Image courtesy of Youtube.

Patrick T. Mulva, vice president and controller of Exxon Mobil Corporation, announced his intention to retire Monday.

He will retire on September 1, after 38 years at Exxon.

The 63 year old Mulva joined Exxon Company U.S.A. in 1976 as a financial analyst at the company’s refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

He went on to hold a variety of financial positions in the upstream and downstream operations.

After managing short-range planning for the U.S. downstream business, Mulva was appointed assistant controller for Exxon Company International in 1990.

In 1991, Mulva was named finance director of the Exxon companies in Malaysia.

He returned to Exxon Company U.S.A. in 1993 as upstream controller.

In 2002, he became vice president of investor relations and corporate secretary of Exxon Mobil Corporation at the Irving, Texas corporate headquarters.

Mulva was elected to his current position in 2004.

Before joining Exxon, Mulva served in the U.S. Air Force for three years.

Mulva is chairman of the American Petroleum Institute’s general committee on finance.

He is also a member of the Business School Advisory Council at the University of Texas at San Antonio.