Vice President, Research and Development, ExxonMobil (Festival Underwriter)
Vijay Swarup is vice president of research and development at ExxonMobil, since 2014. He leads a team of scientists and engineers in developing ways to improve supply options of the world’s energy resources, as well as advance carbon capture technology, biofuels, and alternative energy. A 30-year veteran of ExxonMobil who joined the company as an engineer at Exxon Research and Engineering, Swarup has assumed a variety of leadership roles in engineering, chemicals, and planning from offices in Alberta, Canada, to Baytown, Texas. He has a PhD in chemical engineering from Rutgers University and serves on the board of trustees for the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ.