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Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham is currently Co-Chair (Scenarios) at the World Energy Council and a senior advisor to several international organisations. After over 40 years in the energy industry, he recently retired as the long-serving Head of the renowned Shell Scenarios Team and a leader of company strategy. He has particular experience in issues of decarbonisation and energy transitions and their consequences for business and policy development. He was educated at Oxford University, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Earlier in his career, he was Chief Executive of Shell Hydrogen and on the leadership team of Shell’s global commercial technology company. He has led strategic projects for Shell’s Exploration/Production and Gas Businesses, held line-management positions coordinating commercial and production activities at several refinery facilities, and worked in the areas of manufacturing economics, industry analysis, commercial information technology, engineering design and research.

Jeremy Bentham served as a commissioner on the Energy Transitions Commissions, was the Chair of the European Commission’s Council on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, and is currently a Senior Fellow with the Mission Possible Partnership. He is on the Imperatives Advisory Board for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Energy Transitions, and a member of the Risk Advisory Board for the National University of Singapore.

He has also written several articles covering wise decision-making in turbulent times and business leadership in energy transitions.



«Wise approaches to energy transition uncertainties» (18.09.2023)