Vijay Swarup


Vice President Research & Development

Vijay Swarup’s mission is to ensure billions of people worldwide have access to reliable, affordable energy and a better quality of life - all while minimizing impacts on the environment including the risks of climate change. By preserving endless curiosity and driving continuous improvement, he sees ExxonMobil as leading the scientific discoveries to solve the biggest energy challenges of the next 50 years. As the vice president of research and development, Vijay 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. ExxonMobil is a leader in carbon capture systems, leading several carbon dioxide injection projects over the past three decades. ExxonMobil is also researching and developing oil from algae to be used as a renewable, lower-emission alternative to traditional transportation fuels. Vijay believes successful research and development has the ability to change society’s future and its impact on the environment. A 30-year veteran of ExxonMobil, Vijay continues to believe the solutions of tomorrow will unveil through ongoing curiosity leading to scientific discovery. Throughout his career at ExxonMobil, Vijay has assumed a variety of leadership roles in engineering, chemicals, and planning, from Alberta, Canada, to Baytown, Texas. Vijay earned Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and in chemical engineering from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Rutgers University.


Wednesday, 28 October

  • 07:30pm - 08:05pm / -


    Indian Energy Innovation

    Energy companies are making efforts to reinvent themselves by taking advantage of new technologies to make their operations safe, reliable, and efficient. Innovations in digitalization and clean energy solutions offer the prospect to increase sustainability, productivity, and efficiency of existing activities throughout the energy chain. New opportunities are emerging in the production and transportation of energy, and in how companies interact with consumers.

    What is the state of energy innovation in India?
    Which technologies offer the most promise?
    Can the industry rapidly deploy new innovations?
    Which types of players and partnerships hold the key?
    How can the Indian diaspora help accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation in India?