Ben van Beurden

Royal Dutch Shell plc

Chief Executive Officer

Ben van Beurden is Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc, a role he has held since 2013, after serving as as Downstream Director from January to September 2013. Before that, he was Executive Vice President Chemicals from 2006 to 2012. During this period, he also served on the boards of a number of leading industry associations, including the International Council of Chemicals Associations and the European Chemical Industry Council. Prior to this, he held a number of operational and commercial roles in both Upstream and Downstream, including Vice President Manufacturing Excellence. He joined Shell in 1983, after graduating with a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Sessions With Ben van Beurden

Monday, 1 March

  • 11:15am - 11:45am (CST) / 01/mar/2021 05:15 pm - 01/mar/2021 05:45 pm


    New Strategies for the New Era

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    Meeting the ambitious goals of international climate agreements will require new strategies and innovative partnerships. Business models are being reimagined, new markets penetrated, new alliances formed with nontraditional partners. What are the opportunities for cross-industry collaboration? What are the pathways to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors such as air travel? How are global companies balancing the climate agenda and responding to growing market demands?