The President-elect of the U.S, Donald Trump has named Exxon Mobil Chief Executive, Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state.
The 64-year- old who has ties to Russian President, Vladimir Put in mentioned that he was honored by the nomination.
“Rex Tillerson’s career is the embodiment of the American dream,” Mr Trump said.
“His tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics make him an excellent choice for Secretary of State.”
He will be a forceful and clear-eyed advocate for America’s vital national interests, and help reverse years of misguided foreign policies and actions that have weakened America’s security and standing in the world,”
The secretary of state is in effect the most senior US diplomat, responsible for enacting the government’s foreign policy.