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Watch the video and meet the Shell Scenarios team

Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham

Shell Vice President Global Business Environment

Jeremy has been responsible for Shell’s Global Business Environment team since 2006. His team is best known for developing forward-looking scenarios to support the company’s strategic thinking and direction-setting.

He joined Shell in 1980 following post-graduate experience at the California Institute of Technology. He had read Physics at Oxford University, UK, and holds a Master’s degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

His previous roles at Shell involved research and technology, manufacturing economics, industry analysis and commercial information technology. He has also coordinated commercial and production activities at a number of refineries.

Suman Bery

Suman Bery

Shell Chief Economist

Suman became Shell’s Chief Economist in February 2012. In this role, he advises Shell’s senior management and executive committee on global economic developments.

An Indian national, Suman read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford and also holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.

He joined the World Bank in Washington D.C. through its Young Professionals programme and worked in a variety of roles connected with country policy with a particular focus on South America. From 1992-1994, on leave from the World Bank, Suman was Special Consultant to the Reserve Bank of India, Bombay.

He left the World Bank in 2001 to take charge as Director-General (Chief Executive) of one of India’s leading policy research institutions, the National Council of Applied Economic Research, a position  he held till 2011. In 2009 he was appointed by the Indian government as a part-time member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council as well as of its Statistical Commission.

Maike Boggemann

Maike Boggemann

Projects Manager, Shell Strategy and Scenarios Team

Maike has been leading Shell’s work on water-energy linkages since 2010. She is heavily involved in Shell’s internal policy, technology and capability discussions, as well as in external collaborations on the water-energy-food nexus.

She co-authored an academic article on water accounting for energy pathways in 2011/12.

At Shell since 1999, Maike’s previous roles were in operations and supply-chain management in various Shell businesses.

Cho-Oon Khong

Cho-Oon Khong

Chief Political Analyst, Shell Strategy and Scenarios Team

Cho advises on political trends and political risk, and leads the external environment assessments for Shell’s country reviews.

He joined the Shell scenarios team in 1994, has led a wide range of country scenario projects over the years, and was actively involved in developing the 1995, 1998, 2001 and 2005 sets of Shell Global Scenarios and the 2008 Energy Scenarios.

Cho has also worked on a range of scenario projects with international organisations, governments, universities, research institutions and business companies in Asia, Europe, the US and Africa. He is a member of the advisory panel, Evian Group, IMD, Lausanne, and of the UK government’s Asia Task Force.

James Schofield

James Schofield

Projects Manager, Shell Strategy and Scenarios Team

James joined the team in July 2013 and is responsible for leading a range of projects including scenario planning with governments and the production of scenario publications.

James brings a particular focus on non-technical risk issues and has initiated research into trust-building in complex social environments and opportunities for cross-sector collaboration in fragile states.

A former BBC business journalist and UN advisor, James joined Shell in 2006 as speech writer and external affairs advisor.

Wim Thomas

Wim Thomas

Wim leads the Energy Analysis Team in Shell’s Global Scenario Group. His team is responsible for worldwide energy analyses and long-term global energy scenarios. It advises Shell companies on a wide range of energy issues, including global supply and demand, regulations, energy policy, pricing and industry structure.

He has been with Shell for almost 25 years. He previously held positions in drilling operations, subsurface reservoir management, and commercial and regulatory affairs in gas.

Wim is a UK member to the World Petroleum Council and World Energy Council’s energy scenario group and was chairman of the British Institute of Energy Economics in 2005. He holds a postgraduate degree in Maritime Technology, Delft University, the Netherlands.