Head of Downstream LNG Road Europe, Shell
After graduated his business economic studies at Johannes Kepler University in Linz Christian Hoellinger started his career in Shell in 1993. After several local sales & marketing roles in retail, managing the CSC and then becoming sales manager for CRT Austria/Switzerland, he moved to international marketing and sales management roles in the Global Shell Cards business. In 2014, Christian got the responsibility for the European international key accounts business for Shell Fleet Solution. In this role he was managing the sales team for the indirect international Leasing & Reseller segment as well as big direct international fleets & CRT customers amounting to a total volume of more than 1,5 Bln ltrs and achieved sufficient volume growth in a mature business segment year on year. Christian is well connected as he gathered good relationships to external top card accounts in the fleet & transport industry.
Mid 2018 Christian was appointed to lead the European Road Downstream LNG team and is responsible on accelerating the uptake of LNG in Road Transport across Europe. Together with his team he defines the strategic plans for that segment, drives the development of the required LNG Retail network across Europe, ensures the supply of CO2 neutral BioLNG in future and focuses on new transport customer & shipper relationships.
In this position so far he has built a strong relationship to all necessary relevant internal stakeholders across different Shell business units (Retail, Country Chairs, GR, ER) and is actively engaged with different external stakeholders such as major Truck OEMs, industry platforms, shipping & logistic companies, etc. to jointly exploit the potential of BioLNG for CO2 neutral transport solutions. Representing Shell as member in NGVA Christian was appointed as Vice President of this European association in October 2020.