Executive Vice-President Technology, CTO, Shell
Yuri Sebregts leads a global Technology organisation of more than 3,000 people, combining technical, scientific and commercial expertise. These teams are based at Shell’s major technology centres in Amsterdam, Houston and Bangalore, and at smaller technical centres located close to Shell’s customers and partners.
Yuri is responsible for Shell’s technology strategy and new technology development, as well as external technology commercialisation activities. These 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.
Yuri has 30 years of experience in technical and commercial positions in Europe and the USA, including Chemicals, Lubricants and Refining.
He is a board member of the MIT Energy Initiative, Stanford Global Energy Council and the Dutch ECN/TNO Strategic Advisory Board. He has also been invited to address high-level forums and industry conferences, including Web Summit, CERAWeek and World Petroleum Congress.
Yuri was born in The Netherlands and completed his MSc in chemistry at Leiden University before joining Shell in 1991.