March 28, 2022

ExxonMobil’s Matt Kolesar —You’re Already Part of the Solution

Tisha Schuller welcomes Matt Kolesar, chief environmental scientist at ExxonMobil, to the Energy Thinks Podcast.

Tisha and Matt discuss:

  • Exxon’s role in the energy transition;
  • Decarbonization roadmaps for global assets;
  • The underlying skills required to meet decarbonization targets;
  • The importance of addressing methane emissions;
  • How to inspire diverse talent;
  • Exxon’s $15 billion commitment to emissions-reduction projects; and,
  • The once-in-a-generation energy transition.

Matt started at Exxon as an environmental engineer in 1998 and has served in multiple positions including global safety, health, and environmental advisor, environment, regulatory, and socioeconomic senior consultant, and unconventional issue and sustainability manager. His past job experience also includes several years of service as an environmental engineer at The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company starting in 1991. Matt currently serves on boards for the Wildlife Habitat Council and the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Akron.

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[Interview recorded on March 3, 2022]

Running time: 28 min

Featured speakers:

Matt Kolesar

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