Yuri Sebregts leads a global technology organization of more than 3,000 people, combining technical, scientific and commercial expertise. These teams are based at Shell’s major technology centers in Amsterdam, Houston and Bangalore, and at smaller technical centers located close to Shell’s customers and partners. Sebregts is responsible for Shell’s technology strategy and new technology development, as well as external technology commercialization activities. These range from research and development programs 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 digitalization activities to apply proven and new digital technology solutions to Shell’s existing businesses and emerging new business models. Yuri Sebregts has 28 years of experience in technical and commercial positions in Europe and the United States, including chemicals, lubricants and refining. Sebregts is a board member of the MIT Energy Initiative and Amsterdam Economic Board. Shell has joined the Strategic Energy Alliance at Stanford.