( CNN) President- opt Donald Trump have in fact selected ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to work as assistant of state, the change group introduced Tuesday, establishing a warmed Senate verification fight as well as signifying a need to reduce Washington's estrangement with Russia.

LikeTrump, Tillerson, 64, has no official diplomacy experience, however have in fact developed close partnerships with numerous globe leaders by shutting big bargains throughout Eurasia as well as the Middle East in behalf of the globe's biggest power firm.