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CTO, Shell

Yuri Sebregts


  • Yuri is responsible for Shell’s technology strategy and new technology development, as well as external technology commercialisation activities.
  • These activities range from research and development programmes delivered both in-house and through collaborations with external partners, to deployment of technologies across Shell’s operations, as well as catalyst manufacturing and sales, and technology licensing and technical services to third parties.
  • He also oversees the company’s digitalisation activities to apply proven and new digital technology solutions to Shell’s existing businesses and emerging new business models.
  • He joined Shell in 1991 and has held various technical and commercial positions in Chemicals, Lubricants and Refining in Europe, and the USA.
  • Yuri is a board member of the MIT Energy Initiative, Stanford Global Energy Council, and the Dutch ECN/TNO Strategic Advisory Board.