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Erik Bonino - Executive Vice President

Erik Bonino



  • 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.