Mr. Dahan was appointed Director of Repsol by resolution of the Shareholders’ Meeting on May 31, 2013, re-elected at the Shareholders’ Meeting on May 19, 2017, and re-elected by co-opting by resolution of the Board of Directors on July 22, 2020.
Experience: Mr. Dahan has been a Director and Executive Vice-Chairman of ExxonMobil. He commenced his professional career at Exxon in the Rotterdam refinery in 1964. Having occupied several positions in the operations, engineering and human resources areas, in 1974 he was appointed head of the 325 kbd Rotterdam refinery. In 1976, he moved to Exxon's central European offices where he was responsible for Exxon's natural gas activity in Europe. After a brief period in Exxon's offices in New York, he was appointed CEO of Esso BV, the subsidiary of the company responsible for all the upstream and downstream activity in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. He moved to New Jersey (United States) in 1990 and, in 1992, he was appointed Chairman of Exxon Company International, responsible for all Exxon’s business in North America.
In 1998, he became a member of the Management Committee and Director of Exxon in Dallas, responsible for the whole downstream and chemicals business at global level. In 1999, he led the merger between Exxon and Mobil and was appointed Executive Vice-Chairman of ExxonMobil until his retirement in 2002.
Between 2002 and 2009, he occupied the position of Director on the Supervisory Boards of VNU N.V., TNT N.V. and Aegon N.V., as well as those of CVC (venture capital) and the Guggenheim Group in New York. On 1 October 2013, he resigned from his position as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal Ahold N.V., a position he had held for 10 years.
Other notable positions: He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid and Chairman of the Dahan Family Foundation. He has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch company NRGV Retail Nederland B.V. since January 1, 2016.
Board committees: Member of the Delegate Committee.