A new energy system is emerging. It will unfold over decades, moving at different paces in different places. Increasingly too, people are turning to new transport fuels and electric vehicles, and are expecting more choice, convenience and connectivity. The world will need different fuels and vehicles to meet growing demand for transport from customers, while reducing emissions. Lubricants too play an important role in making vehicles as efficient as possible while preparing for the transport system of the future. Richard Jory, Shell’s Vice President, Lubricants Supply Chain, will share how the transition to a lower-carbon energy future requires big ideas and technological innovation, and how the world will need more efficient alternatives to meet growing demand from customers.
Richard was appointed as Shell’s Vice President, Lubricants Supply Chain, in March 2018. He leads the supply chain for Shell’s lubricants business, the global market leader for 12 consecutive years, selling about 5 billion litres of lubricants annually and protecting one in nine engines or equipment worldwide. His responsibilities are to safely supply lubricants and greases to customers; drive a cost-effective global supply chain including sourcing, manufacturing and logistics whilst delivering sustainability objectives; and ensure a robust supply chain strategy that meets business objectives today whilst continuously innovating to meet the needs of customers during the digital and energy transformations.
Prior to his current role, Richard was VP Global Key Accounts & Global Businesses. In that role, Richard successfully grew Shell’s commercial relationships with major global customers, started the digital transformation of the Shell Marine Products business and drove sales excellence across Shell’s marketing businesses. As GM Network Development for Shell Retail, the world’s largest single- branded retail network, Richard grew the retail footprint and developed the customer offer on site whilst also managing the company-owned real estate portfolio and capital budget across the globe. Richard has previously worked in a broad range of P&L and strategy roles including GM Shell Aviation Middle East, South Asia and Africa, GTL Marketing Manager and Global Biofuels Manager. Richard served as Shell’s Downstream GM in the Middle East, leading a complete business transition in the region. He has also served as a director on various company boards. He joined Shell in 1996 and has worked in the Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, The Netherlands, the UAE, UK and currently Singapore.
Richard was born in the United Kingdom and graduated from Bath University with a BSc in Economics. He is married with two daughters. His interests include sports and travel. He and his wife are keen advocates of sustainable development and have reforested 15 hectares in Mexico with 18,000 trees to ensure the family is carbon neutral.