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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.
Ed Daniels - Executive Vice President
· Executive Vice President, Downstream Technology, Shell Projects & Technology
· Chairman Shell UK Limited
Edward Daniels has been Executive Vice President of Global Solutions Downstream within Shell’s Projects & Technology (P&T) organisation since July 2009. In addition to his P&T position, Ed was appointed Chairman of Shell UK from January 1 2013.
In his P&T role, Ed 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, Houston, Bangalore, Hamburg and Chester in the UK.
Receiving a Masters of Chemical Engineering degree from Imperial College London in 1988, Ed joined Shell in the same year to work in its UK refining business. He undertook a number of sales and marketing assignments and studied for his MBA with Henley Business School, which he was awarded in 1995.
Ed then held several international posts starting in Singapore, where he managed sales and marketing projects for Asia Pacific. In 2003 he returned to the UK as General Manager Global Base Oil Lubricants, then moved to the USA as President of Shell’s catalyst businesses CRI/Criterion Inc., before being appointed to his current P&T role.
In June 2011, Ed was elected as Technical Vice President of the Council of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), the global professional institution for chemical and process engineers. He attained Chartered Engineer status in 2010 and was elected as a Fellow of the IChemE the same year. He is a Member of the CBI President’s Committee and a Member of CBI Energy and Climate Change Board.
Ed is a British national with Welsh heritage. He is married with three daughters.
Süleyman M Özmen - Vice President Refining and Chemical Licensing
A Turkish national, has over 34 years of petrochemical and refining industry experience. He joined Shell in January 2006 and relocated to the Hague to lead the worldwide Hydroprocessing Licensing Organization. He previously worked for UOP for 20 years, with BP-Amoco for 8 years and IFP for 3 years.
At UOP he previously held positions as Research & Development Manager, Regional Licensing Sales Manager and Commercial Director in Service & Consultancy Business. At Amoco, he was the Chemical Licensing General Manager and at BP the Polyolefins Licensing Commercial Director.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Chemistry from the University of Paris and Chemical Engineering Degree from ENSPM, France. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.