David Palandro serves as the Global Principal for Marine Environmental Management for ExxonMobil, joining in 2011. David is based on Doha, where he is the Environmental Management Lead for ExxonMobil Research Qatar.David leads research and supports global operations, primarily around the topics of biodiversity, marine ecosystems, remote sensing, offshore decommissioning and emergency response. He also serves as a senior section chief on the Regional Response Team. Prior to his current role, he served as the ExxonMobil Biodiversity Coordinator and Upstream Research Company Environmental Technology Team Lead. Before joining ExxonMobil, he served as a Research Scientist and Scientific Support Coordinator (SSC) for Oil Spill Response for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and served as the Florida SSC and Deputy Incident Commander during Deepwater Horizon for 13 months. David obtained a PhD in Marine Science from the University of South Florida in 2006. David continues to serve on graduate student advisory committees and teaches environmental, remote sensing and oil spill response courses.