Dan Oman, ex General Motors a president who is sharp left his post as CEO of Cruise in December, was appointed President of ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions.

Oman will replace Joe Blommart, who is retiring after 35 years at the company. According to the company, the appointment of Oman takes effect on May 1 statement.

The 49-year-old Oman has been CEO of Cruise with self-government since 2019. GM now owns 80 percent Cruise.

Oman was GM’s president from 2014 to 2018 and automaker’s chief financial officer from 2011 to 2014 after working as a banker on Wall Street for more than a decade.

He said in Fr. Posted in LinkedIn On Tuesday, he will lead the creation of a new business at ExxonMobil focused on decarbonising the industrial economy.

“We will significantly move the needle to pure zero in the areas that are most difficult to decarbonise, in a cost-effective way and in an urgent manner,” he wrote. “To do this, we will use the deep resources and know-how that exist today at ExxonMobil, along with the best external ideas and initial commitments of $ 15 billion that the company has committed to building this business and reducing emissions.”

Amman outlined Cruise’s ambitious growth plans at GM Investor Day last fall. The company is in the midst of launching a self-governing robot taxi service in San Francisco and is looking to expand into other cities. By 2030, Cruise intends to launch a fleet of at least 1 million self-driving cars.

“After spending the last few years leading an incredible team at Cruise, when we converted self-driving cars from science fiction to an early commercial product that would fundamentally change transport, the bar has always been high in terms of what will happen next mission can be just as huge potential, ”Oman said.

“So I think with that opportunity I found her!”

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