Monika Hausenblas, Royal Dutch Shell’s Executive Vice President Safety & Environment has been named Chair of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP).
Elected at the February meeting of the Association’s Management Committee, Hausenblas succeeds John Chaplin of ExxonMobil.
Observing that the industry is in need of an impactful voice in a volatile environment amidst cost and complexity escalation, oil price decline, climate change challenges and societal expectations, Hausenblas believes IOGP is the most credible organisation to be that voice.
Hausenblas joined Shell in 1992, after her university studies in Technical Physics in Austria, her home country, followed by a PhD in Solid State Physics in Grenoble, France. Having spent more than 24 years with Shell, she has built a strong technical foundation as a petroleum engineer, which has led to a variety of leadership appointments including general management as well as functional roles in profit and loss accountability, commercial, and health, safety, environmental and social performance.
Hausenblas’ Vice Chairs on IOGP’s Management Committee are Michel Contie of Total and Fawaz Bitar of BP.