Executive Vice President Technology and Chief Technology Officer
Yuri Sebregts was appointed Executive Vice President Technology in March 2018. He leads a global Technology organisation, which combines technical, scientific and commercial expertise. These teams are based at Shell’s major technology centres in Amsterdam, Houston and Bangalore, and at smaller technical centres located close to Shell’s customers and partners.
Yuri is responsible for Shell’s technology strategy and new technology development, as well as external technology commercialisation activities. These range from research and development (R&D) programmes delivered in-house and through collaborations with external partners, to deployment of technologies across Shell’s operations, as well as catalyst manufacturing and sales, and technology licensing and technical services to third parties. Yuri also oversees the company’s digitalisation activities to apply proven and new digital technology solutions to Shell’s existing businesses and emerging new business models.
Previously Yuri was Executive Vice President Innovation and R&D since January 2015. He has held several technical and commercial positions including in Shell’s Chemicals, Lubricants and Refining businesses.
He completed his MSc in chemistry at Leiden University in the Netherlands and joined Shell as a technologist at the Shell Moerdijk Chemical plant in 1991.
Yuri is married with two daughters and lives in the Netherlands.