MOSCOW Dec 12 Rex Tillerson, the ExxonMobil
chief executive who is front-runner to be President-elect Donald
Trump's pick for Secretary of State, is highly professional and
is known personally to Russian President Vladimir Putin, a
Kremlin spokesman said on Monday.
"As part of his duties as head of one of the biggest oil
companies, he had contacts with our representatives," the
spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said on a conference call with
reporters. "The president received him several times."
(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Writing by Christian Lowe;
Editing by Polina Devitt)