NFTC award recognizes Lee Raymond’s leadership in advancing open trade and investment
“With more than 40 years as a top business executive for a global commercial leader, ExxonMobil’s Lee Raymond exemplifies the spirit of the NFTC World Trade Award. His tireless efforts to advance an open and rules based world trading system make him the natural choice for such an honor. The NFTC is proud of its over 60-year association with the Exxon Mobil Corporation, and we are honored to give our World Trade Award to the company’s renowned leader,” said Michael Jordan, Chairman of the NFTC and Chairman & CEO of EDS.
This year’s NFTC World Trade Award Committee, chaired by
The Award has been given to 47 Americans, including Government officials, industrialists, bankers, and shipping, publishing and association leaders. Last year, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Don Evans accepted the award. Other past winners include Cordell Hull, Secretary of State, awarded in 1938; George Schultz (Bechtel), awarded in 1974; David Rockefeller (Chase Manhattan Bank), awarded in 1964; and William E. Brock (United States Trade Representative), awarded in 1982.
Lee Raymond continues the tradition of esteemed World Trade Award nominees with a storied career in global business. Before the merger of Exxon and Mobil on
Mr. Raymond will accept the NFTC award on November 10 alongside United States Ambassador to the U.N. John D. Negroponte, the keynote speaker at the World Trade Dinner.
The National Foreign Trade Council is a leading business organization advocating a rules-based world economy. Founded in 1914 by a group of American companies that supported an open world trading system, the NFTC now serves more than 500 member companies through its offices in