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Meet the individuals who provide experienced guidance and strategic insights to our staff and our customer teams. Each has specialised energy expertise that drives our efforts to give customers optimal return on investment.
Erik Bonino - Executive Vice President
- Executive Vice President Downstream Technology
- Chairman Shell UK Limited and UK Country Chair
Erik Bonino has been Executive Vice President of Global Solutions Downstream within Shell’s Projects & Technology (P&T) organisation and Chairman of Shell UK since April 1 2014.
In his P&T role, Erik has responsibility for technology support to Shell’s downstream assets and products (including fuels and lubricants), as well as commercial activities spanning refining and chemicals licensed technology, services and catalysts for the oil and gas, petrochemical and other processing industries. These activities are delivered primarily through teams working out of Shell’s technology centres in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Hamburg and Houston with a significant population also based in the UK.
Erik had previously been Shell’s Executive Vice President of Project and Engineering Services within P&T since June 2008 with responsibility for the delivery of new production facilities, technology and technical support for operations in reliability and asset integrity.
Erik holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Cranfield School of Management and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Southampton University. He joined Shell in 2002 following 18 years in the oil and gas industry, first as design engineer in major projects and then in consulting as Vice President Energy & Utilities at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.
As VP of Engineering and Analytical Technology for Shell Global Solutions, Erik led the implementation consultancy focusing on business improvement programs for third party manufacturing clients, in Europe, Africa and South America. Later as General Manager of Planning and Performance Improvement, Global Manufacturing, he was responsible for business planning, performance, benchmarking and improvement of more than 30 Shell refining and chemicals sites.
Erik is a trustee of EngineeringUK, a group which supports and encourages students to take up science and technology subjects and follow a career into engineering.
Erik is a dual British/Italian national, born in 1963. He is married with two children.
Christophe Boulanger – Vice President
Vice President Strategic Customers, Shell Global Solutions International BV
Christophe Boulanger has been Vice President for Shell Global Solutions since August 2013. In this role, Christophe has overall responsibility for the licensing and sale of Shell technology and technical services to selected third-party customers worldwide.
Christophe began his career with Shell in 1990, joining as a graduate trainee in the Netherlands, and moving onto maintenance management at Berre refinery in France. After gaining a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the INSEAD business school in France, Christophe held various senior positions across the business, including auditing, Country General Manager and Commercial Manager for Central and West Africa.
During his role as General Manager Africa for Shell Lubricants, Christophe managed the transition to an integrated organisation across Africa and increased its total contribution to Shell by 60%. Following this, he led the Downstream One Programme, a realignment of business processes, organisations and systems of the Shell Downstream businesses across the world. In the last two years of the programme, he was also General Manager of customer excellence for Shell Global Commercial, where he helped to propel Shell’s customer service to an industry-leading position.
Christophe has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and a postgraduate degree from the University of Delaware in the USA. Previously, he served as an officer in the Belgian army between 1988 and 1989, where he led a platoon of 40 para-commandos.
Christophe, a Belgian national, was born in 1962 and is married with four children.