Maarten Wetselaar

Integrated Gas & New Energies Director

Maarten Wetselaar is Integrated Gas & New Energies Director and a member of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell. He is responsible for Shell’s Integrated Gas business, including the industry-leading liquefied natural gas and gas-to-liquids positions. He also leads the New Energies business, including Shell’s investments in new fuels, new energy carriers and new business models for a low-carbon future.

Maarten holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Groningen and a post doctorate Controllers degree from VU University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. After joining Shell in 1995 he held a variety of financial, commercial and general management roles in Shell’s downstream and trading businesses in Europe, Brazil and Ghana.

He continued his career in Shell’s Upstream business, holding financial and commercial Vice President roles in the Middle East and Russia/CIS.

In 2009, Maarten became Executive Vice President Finance in Upstream International. From 2013 to 2015 he served as Executive Vice President for Integrated Gas, based in Singapore.


Maarten is married and a father of three teenage children. In addition to spending time with his family and friends, he has a passion for sports, including football, sailing and golf. Maarten also enjoys reading and music.


Businesses or Functions

  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
  • Gas-to-liquids (GTL)
  • Commercial/new business development
  • Hydrocarbon maturation and venture development
  • Integrated Gas ventures management
  • Integrated Gas production excellence
  • Gas and energy marketing and trading
  • New Energies
  • Stakeholder management and customer relations
  • Sustainable development


Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bermuda, Bolivia, Chile, China, Curaçao, Dubai, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Surinam, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, UAE (Dubai), Venezuela, Vietnam.

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