Royal Dutch Shell plc announced that, effective May 1, 2008, Mark Quartermain will become President of its wholly owned natural gas and power marketing and trading subsidiaries, Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. and Shell Energy North America (Canada) Inc. (Shell Energy North America) and certain of its other subsidiaries and affiliates, and head of UK-based Shell Energy Trading Limited's leadership team.
"Mark has a valuable combination of leadership experience, industry insight and a passion for excellence," said Mike Conway, president of Shell International Trading and Shipping Company and head of the global Shell Trading network of companies. "I am pleased to announce Mark as President of Shell Energy North America and head of Shell Energy Trading Limited's leadership team. I look forward to working with him and his leadership team as they guide and grow the companies in a strategic, disciplined manner."
Quartermain currently serves as senior vice president, South Region for Shell Energy North America, with responsibility for managing gas and power trading, including emissions trading, and marketing in 14 states from Texas and Kansas to Florida and North Carolina.
"I am honored to be named President of Shell Energy North America and head of Shell Energy Trading Limited leadership team," stated Quartermain. "We have a strong leadership team, talented employees, a well-defined vision, and we are committed to maintaining our standards as a best practice industry leader in compliance, customer service and creating added value."
Quartermain, who joined Shell in 1983, has extensive experience within the Shell Trading network, having worked in key positions within the crude, refined products and risk management groups. He also helped establish Shell's European natural gas trading activities.
Quartermain's experience includes managing the company's North Sea crude oil trading team and leading the global business development activity for oil trading, overseeing a team in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, and Moscow. This team was responsible for helping identify and then manage long-term projects for the crude and refined products trading groups, as well as maintaining relationships with a number of national oil companies.
In 1983, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering at Exeter University in the UK. After completing roles in refining and marketing, he earned an MBA at the UK's Open University in 1994.
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