Currently, Mr. Gong is Chairman of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Research & Development Co., Ltd and Manager of Asia Pacific Research & Operations.
Mr. Gong graduated as Ph.D, (Doctor), Chemistry at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA in 1997. He earned two-year Post- Doctor Research Fellow at University of California at Berkeley, USA from 1998 to 2000. In 2004, he graduated with Master of Business Administration from Rice University, USA.
Mr. Gong joined ExxonMobil as Research Scientist in 2000 and has had various roles in Technology, Planning and Marketing in Northen America. From 2007 to 2009, he was assigned to China as Asia Pacific Polyolefin Product Technology Manager, Shanghai Technology Center Project Executive, leading the team in building Shanghai Technology Center. In Sept 2009, Mr. Gong returned to ExxonMobil USA as Global Technology Planning Manager, leading a team in developing chemical technology strategy and managing technology budget and major projects. After that, he was assigned for developing new product strategy, designing a new organization for new business growth, and then led a global product research and development organization.
In June 2019, Mr. Gong was appointed his current position as Chairman of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Research & Development Co., Ltd., based in Shanghai. In this role, he is leading all research & development activities in the region and managing the operation of Shanghai Technology Center and Banglore R&D Technology Center.