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Jeremy Bentham

Presidents' Council

Jeremy has been in the international energy business for over 40 years, giving him a broad grounding in other economic activities because little can be constructed, operated or moved without energy. He has developed deep insights into energy transitions and, indeed, been the champion of sustainable energy transformation activities in the company. In leading the Shell Scenario team, however, his unique experience and expertise is in broadening the perspectives of other senior decision-makers to enable them to be more effective.

He is a co-Chair of the World Energy Council, a Commissioner on the Energy Transitions Commission, has served on the Board of Trustees of LICC (a UK charity) as well as the boards of various Shell Joint Ventures, is an advisor to the Common Good Foundation, and is a Business Fellow at Oxford university.

A graduate of Oxford University where he read physics, Jeremy joined Shell in 1980 following post-graduate experience at the California Institute of Technology. He was also a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds an MIT master’s degree in management.

Jeremy is married to an American artist, and they have three children and three grandchildren. He is deeply interested in theatre and has led an international theatre group, is a season-ticket holder at Everton football club, and is committed to promoting practical expressions of common good and encouraging young people through his professional activities and local community.