VP Energy Transition, Shell
From environmental engineer to senior business leader, Aura Cuellar is determined to lead the energy industry through a transformation toward more sustainable business practices and lower-carbon energy solutions. She is currently the Vice President of Energy Transition for Shell in the United States, responsible for the implementation of Shell US’s energy transition strategy. With experience living and working in Europe, Africa, Asia and North and South America, Aura brings diverse perspectives and appreciation for global and regional approaches to combat climate change.
Aura’s experience includes roles in downstream and capital projects, where she was responsible for extensive commercial negotiations, operations management and the development of strategic capital portfolios. Aura’s leadership was forged by various senior roles in operating and manufacturing assets and through engagement with external partners and customers. She is passionate about building integrated and robust teams that thrive on culture and identity and in which people are empowered and accountable to deliver commercial results.
Aura holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Civil Engineering, an MBA and recently finished Executive General Management studies at INSEAD. Originally from Colombia, Aura currently lives in Houston with her husband and two young boys and enjoys reading, traveling and long-distance running.