Yuri is responsible for Shell’s technology strategy and new technology development, as well as external technology commercialisation activities.
These activities range from research and development programmes delivered both 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.
He 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.
He joined Shell in 1991 and has held various technical and commercial positions in Chemicals, Lubricants and Refining in Europe, and the USA.
Yuri is a board member of the MIT Energy Initiative, Stanford Global Energy Council, and the Dutch ECN/TNO Strategic Advisory Board.