Sjors van de Rijt
GM Tech, Renewables & Energy Solutions - Shell
Sjors van de Rijt is the General Manager for Tech Sector Decarbonisation at Shell. His team is responsible for Shell’s holistic partnership approach with Tech companies to further low-carbon energy solutions that help the sector, Shell, and society accelerate the journey to Net Zero Emissions. Examples of that approach since 2020 include work done across the globe with partners and customers in the space of renewable power, sustainable fuels, EV, immersion fluids, nature-based solutions, and digital innovation. He also represents Shell Ventures as an investor in immersion cooling technology for data centres.
In his previous role, Sjors was part of the team who shaped Shell’s Powering Progress strategy, which the Sectoral Transformation is at the heart of. Prior to that, he has held a variety of commercial roles in Shell Trading, Lubricants Supply Chain, Gas marketing, and Renewables. Sjors graduated from Maastricht University with an MSc in International Business and has been in the energy industry since 2005 after having started his career as an entrepreneur and consultant on the liberalization of telecom markets in Eastern Europe.