The WSJ called the head of ExxonMobil, is the main candidate for the post of U.S. Secretary of state

Chairman of the Board of Directors and head of the oil company ExxonMobil Rex Tillerson is the main candidate for the post of Secretary in the new team of President-elect Donald trump. About this newspaper The Wall Street Journal, citing two officials in the transitional administration.

As writes the edition, Tillerson “ahead” of other candidates for the post, including the Governor of Massachusetts MITT Romney, who met with trump and discussed the issue. However, some advisers are considering trump as head of ExxonMobil “break the overall presentation of” a man whose managerial experience could help him as Secretary of state, said the source publication.

The representative of ExxonMobil declined to comment. The newspaper’s sources report that the final decision regarding the appointment of the Secretary of state trump never took it. However, the President-elect and head of the oil company met last Tuesday, December 6. Among other candidates for the post, with the exception of Tillerson and Romney called the former CIA Director, General David Petraeus, ex-CEO of Ford Alan Mulally and former permanent representative to the UN John Bolton.