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Vice President New Business Development and Ventures, Shell Chemicals
Jose-Alberto Lima joined Shell in 1989 as a civil engineer with an MBA from COPPEAD/ESSEC in France.
He started his career in Shell Brasil where he was responsible for Strategy and Business Planning, the restructuring of the Oil Products business and Non Traditional Business. He then moved to London, where he worked on a team responsible for the launch of Shell International Renewables, with a focus on Solar and Wind.
Still in London, Jose moved to Gas and Power, where he worked on the privatisation of several gas distribution and pipeline companies in Latin America. Additionally, he worked on the development of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects in the region and on the Gas and Power Mergers and Acquisition Team.
The resurgence of the LNG market in North America brought Jose to Houston where he was part of the team implementing the market access strategy for Shell in the US. This brought a new focus to activities in Shell US Gas and Power and, as President, Jose worked on the sale of the pipeline assets and the consolidation of the LNG strategy. Jose next took on the role of VP LNG and Gas Monetisation before joining the Chemicals business in August 2012 as Vice President of New Business Development and Ventures.
Jose, a native Brazilian, is married to Marcia, an immunology doctor, and has two young daughters. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with them and read.