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Selected Cast of Characters

 

AT EXXONMOBIL

 

Russell Bowen, Maryland territory manager

John Paul Chaplin, lead country manager, Nigeria, circa 2005–2009

Ken Cohen, vice president of public affairs

Tim Cutt, lead country manager, Venezuela, 2005–2007

Steven K. Davidson, outside lawyer in Venezuelan litigation

Theresa Fariello, director of the Washington office, 2009 to present

Brian Flannery, astrophysicist, climate policy adviser

Rosemarie Forsythe, Russia adviser, planner for international political strategy

Edward G. Galante, senior executive, contender to succeed Raymond, retired 2006

Otto Harrison, lead executive on Exxon Valdez cleanup

Ralph Daniel Nelson, lead country manager, Saudi Arabia, 2001–2004, director of the Washington office, 2005–2009

Lee R. Raymond, chairman and chief executive, 1993–2005

James Rouse, director of the Washington office, late 1990s–2005

Ron Royal, lead country manager, Chad, circa 2006

James F. Sanders, lead outside lawyer, Alban v. ExxonMobil

Frank Sprow, vice president, Safety, Health, and Environment, 2000–2005

Sherri Stuewer, senior executive, environmental policy, 2006 to present

Rex Tillerson, upstream executive with responsibility for Russia, later chairman and chief executive, 2006 to present

Glenn Waller, lead country manager, Russia, circa 2003

Martin J. Weinstein, lead outside lawyer, John Doe v. ExxonMobil

Ronald I. Wilson, lead country manager, Indonesia

IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

 

Representative Joe Barton, R-Texas, 1984 to present

George W. Bush, president, 2001–2009

Richard B. Cheney, vice president, 2001–2009

Representative John Dingell, D-Mich., 1955 to present

Don Evans, secretary of commerce, 2001–2005

Douglas Feith, undersecretary of defense for policy, 2001–2005

Robert Gelbard, ambassador to Indonesia, 1999–2001

Christopher Goldthwait, ambassador to Chad, 1999–2004

Barack Obama, president, 2009–

Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer, United States District Court, Washington, D.C.

Colin Powell, secretary of state, 2001–2005

Anton Smith, United States chargé d’affaires, Equatorial Guinea, 2008–2009

Alexander Vershbow, ambassador to Russia, 2001–2005

Marc Wall, ambassador to Chad, 2004–2007

Paul Wolfowitz, deputy secretary of defense, 2001–2005; president, World Bank, 2005–2007

IN AFRICA

 

Victor Attah, governor of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, 1999–2007

Idris Déby, president of Chad, 1990 to present

Simon Mann, former British Army officer, led coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea

Teodoro Obiang Nguema, president of Equatorial Guinea, 1979 to present

IN ALASKA

 

Joseph Hazelwood, Jr., captain, Exxon Valdez

Mandy Lindeberg, biologist, N.O.A.A.

Jeffrey Short, chemist, N.O.A.A.

IN INDONESIA

 

Abu Jack, guerrilla commander, Free Aceh Movement

Hasan di Tiro, leader of Free Aceh Movement

IN MARYLAND

 

Andrea Loiero, manager, Jacksonville Exxon

Stephen Snyder, plaintiffs’ lawyer

IN THE MIDDLE EAST

 

Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, crown prince, later king of Saudi Arabia

Thamir Ghadhban, senior official, Iraq Ministry of Oil

Ali Al-Naimi, oil minister of Saudi Arabia

Prince Saud Al-Faisal, foreign minister of Saudi Arabia

Hussain Al-Shahristani, deputy prime minister, Iraq

IN RUSSIA

 

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, president, Yukos Oil

Bruce Misamore, chief financial officer, Yukos Oil

Vladimir Putin, president, Russian Federation, 2000–2008

IN VENEZUELA

 

Hugo Chavez, president, Venezuela, 1999 to present

Joseph Pizzurro, Venezuela’s outside lawyer in litigation with ExxonMobil

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