Shell China Appoints New Executive Chairperson
Jul 03, 2023
Beijing − Shell has announced the appointment of Ms Lin Chen as the new Executive Chairperson of Shell Companies in China, effective from July 1, 2023. Lin is the first-ever female chairperson in the history of Shell China.
Since joining Shell through Graduate Programme in 1997, Lin has worked in different countries including China, the UK, the USA and Canada. She has since built strong finance and business experiences with several management roles in Upstream, Integrated Gas and Downstream.
From 2017 to 2020, she held the position of Vice President China Downstream New Business Development, Acquisition & Divestment. Most recently, she served as Vice President China and Ventures of Chemicals & Products, responsible for overseeing the business’ global joint venture portfolio and the further growth in China.
As the new Executive Chairperson, Lin will lead Shell China to further operationalise Powering Progress strategy in China with a focus on the Group’s newly announced principles of “Performance, Discipline and Simplification”. Under her leadership, Shell China will continue to play to its strengths in energy transition and contribute to China’s economic and social development by providing more and cleaner energy products and solutions.
Lin Chen, the new Executive Chairperson of Shell Companies in China
Notes to editors
About Shell in China
All of Shell's core businesses have grown considerably in China. Shell works with PetroChina and CNOOC to develop onshore and offshore oil and gas resources in China and overseas. This includes the Changbei onshore gas project, developed in collaboration with PetroChina. Shell is also one of the leading suppliers of LNG in China.
Shell operates a retail network of around 2,000 gas stations in China through joint ventures and wholly owned enterprises, with more than 18,000 charging points for electric vehicles. Shell has five lubricant blending plants and one grease production plant in China. It also operates a world-class petrochemical plant in the Daya Bay area of Huizhou City, Guangdong Province, in a joint venture with CNOOC.
Shell Energy (China) Co., Ltd. is an important part of Shell's global trading network, providing Chinese clients with a competitive and diversified LNG portfolio, power trading and carbon asset management and trading solutions. Shell Ventures has a dedicated team in China to accelerate innovation in the energy and mobility sector by investing in disruptive technologies and business models outside the company.
About Powering Progress
In early 2021, Shell set out its Power Progress strategy with goals of generating shareholder value, achieving net-zero emissions, powering lives and respecting nature. Powering Progress supports the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5° Celsius. Shell set out details of how it will achieve its target to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society’s progress towards achieving net zero. Powered by growth in its customer-facing businesses Shell will accelerate transformation into a provider of net-zero emissions energy products and services.
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