President-elect Donald Trump has nominated former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be the next secretary of state, despite the fact that he has no formal government or foreign policy experience. Here are five things you need to know about Rex Tillerson.

Andrew Satter is the Director of Video at the Center for American Progress. Carolyn Kenney is a Research Associate with the National Security and International Policy team at the Center.

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Andrew Satter

Senior Director, Video

Carolyn Kenney

Former Senior Policy Analyst, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative