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Gretchen Watkins

Gretchen Watkins

President, Shell Oil Company

Gretchen Watkins is the President of Shell Oil Company, where she oversees the strategic integration of all Shell businesses in the United States and leads the U.S. Country Coordination Team. She also serves as Executive Vice President of Shell’s Upstream Unconventionals business, overseeing the exploration, development, and production of Shell’s unconventional oil and gas portfolio, which includes assets in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Gretchen most recently served as the first American and female Chief Executive Officer of Maersk Oil and was a Keynote Speaker at the O&G Council London event in 2015.

She entered the industry nearly 30 years ago as a Facilities Engineer, and went on to commence an international career that has included senior executive roles at BP, Marathon Oil, and Maersk Oil in North America, Europe, and Asia.