Executive Vice President Innovation and R&D and Chief Technology Officer
Yuri Sebregts was appointed Executive Vice President Innovation and R&D in January 2015. His role is to ensure that Shell develops and deploys technologies and services to deliver projects and new products across the world faster and more economically.
Yuri was also appointed as Chief Technology Officer, making him responsible for the technology strategy at Shell. He has held several technical and managerial positions and worked on a number of international assignments in Shell’s Chemicals, Refining and Lubricants businesses.
He completed his MSc in chemistry at Leiden University in the Netherlands and joined Shell as a technologist at the Shell Moerdijk Chemical plant in 1991.
Yuri is married with two daughters and lives in the Netherlands.
Yuri Sebregts speaks about the crucial role of innovation in building a sustainable energy future, and how we can boost economic development while managing our water and waste footprints.