J.M. Van Roost MSc

Former Delegate Supervisory Director

Joost Van Roost was born in Leuven on 13 April 1955. He stood down as Delegate Supervisory Director of GasTerra on 1 August 2016.

From 1979, he held various positions within ExxonMobil. From 1998, he was Upstream Director of ExxonMobil Benelux. After the merger of Exxon with Mobil, he became President of ExxonMobil Benelux in 2000. He was also Director for Natural Gas and CEO of Esso Nederland BV and CEO of ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical BVBA.


  • Catholic University of Leuven, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (1977)
  • University of Michigan, MSc. in Nuclear Engineering (1978)
  • Catholic University of Leuven, MBA (1983)