Shell appoints Lin Chen as the first female Chairperson in China

Energy giant Shell appointed Mrs. Lin CHEN as the new Executive Chairperson of Shell Companies in China. And she became the first female chairperson in the history of Shell China.

As the new Executive Chairperson, she will lead Shell China to further operationalise Powering Progress strategy in China with a focus on the Group’s newly announced principles of “Performance, Discipline and Simplification”. Under her leadership, Shell China will continue to play to its strengths in energy transition and contribute to China’s economic and social development by providing more and cleaner energy products and solutions.

Since joining Shell through Graduate Programme in 1997, Lin has worked in different countries including China, the UK, the USA and Canada. She has since built strong finance and business experiences with several management roles in Upstream, Integrated Gas and Downstream.

From 2017 to 2020, Lin CHEN held the position of Vice President China Downstream New Business Development, Acquisition & Divestment. Most recently, she served as Vice President China and Ventures of Chemicals & Products, responsible for overseeing the business’ global joint venture portfolio and the further growth in China.