On 13 June 2017, President Mr Tony Tan Keng Yam conferred the Public Service Medal (Friends of Singapore) award upon Mr Michael J. Dolan, Senior Vice President, Exxon Mobil Corporation, for his significant contributions to Singapore's energy and chemicals industry.
Mr Dolan was instrumental in investment decisions that have significantly expanded ExxonMobil's footprint in Singapore over the last decade, such as the addition of a multi-billion dollar steam cracker on Jurong Island, which is the only plant in the world capable of converting crude oil directly into petrochemicals. Mr Dolan also oversaw other key investments including the Singapore Butyl and Adhesion project, which will produce halobutyl ruber and resins for adhesive purposes.
More importantly, Mr Dolan was a strong champion in supporting ExxonMobil's long-term sustainability in Singapore by overseeing numerous refinery upgrading projects to increase productivity and energy efficiency. These include a diesel hydrotreater, an expansion of the lubricants base stock plant, and a cogeneration unit. These efforts have improve the competitiveness of ExxonMobil's investment in Singapore and supported the country's efforts to be a clean and green nation. ExxonMobil's investments have generated exciting job opportunities for Singaporeans and today they employ around 3,300 staff across its assets here.
Dr. Beh Swan Gin, Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), congratulated Mr. Dolan on being conferred this prestigious award for his contributions to the nation. "I extend my heartiest congratulations to Mr. Dolan on receiving the award. With Mr. Dolan's support, Singapore continues to play an important role in ExxonMobil's operations in Asia. Mr. Dolan's confidence in Singapore has also strengthened the strong relationship we have with ExxonMobil. We look forward to deepening our partnership with ExxonMobil and our friendship with Mr. Dolan," said Dr. Beh.