Vice President and CFO at ExxonMobil

Organization: ExxonMobil

Profession: Vice President



Kathryn A. "Kathy" Mikells joined Exxon Mobil Corporation in August 2021 as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Career and Education

As CFO, Ms. Mikells leads the company’s finance functions, including treasury, tax, and audit as well as the company’s strategic planning, global services, and investor relations functions.

Before coming to ExxonMobil, Ms. Mikells spent six years as chief financial officer for London-based Diageo, Plc.  At Diageo, the global beverage manufacturer and marketer, she led all traditional corporate finance functions and oversaw the company’s supply chain and procurement, strategy and business development, and shared services and information technology departments before her departure in June 2021. 

Ms. Mikells career in finance spans several industries. After receiving a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois, Ms. Mikells began her career in 1987 at General Electric Company as an investment analyst. After leaving GE, she held finance leadership positions in banking, including the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

In 1994, after earning a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago, she began a 16-year career at United Airlines Holdings Incorporated, where she served in several corporate planning and financial roles before being appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer in 2008. 

After her time with United, Ms. Mikells went on to serve as chief financial officer at ADT Incorporated and Xerox Holdings Corporation before joining Diageo in 2015. 

Ms. Mikells serves on the board of Hartford Financial Services Group. She is a native of Chicago.

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