Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and raised in Texas, Mr. Albers joined the company in 1979 and holds a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University.
Throughout his career, Mr. Albers has held a variety of managerial positions in development, operations, production and engineering. After several assignments in Texas and New Jersey, in 1991 he was transferred to Esso Australia in Melbourne as technical manager and later became operations manager. He then held positions as Alaska interests manager and production manager for the Western U.S.
In 2001, Mr. Albers became vice president, Africa, Chad/Nigeria for ExxonMobil Development Company in Houston, and he served as executive assistant to the chairman of Exxon Mobil Corporation at headquarters in Irving, Texas, prior to becoming president of ExxonMobil Development Company in October 2004. He was named senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation in April 2007.
Mr. Albers is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Institution of Engineers Australia and the board of trustees of the United States Council for International Business. Mr. Albers serves on the executive committee of the board of visitors of M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Texas A&M Engineering Advisory Council, the Society of Petroleum Engineers Industry Advisory Council and the board of directors of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME).