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 She has become the first Russian national in this role. 

On August 1, 2021, Ekaterina Vyacheslavovna Grushetskaya will become the new Shell Country Chair in Russia. She will represent Shell in cooperation with partners and will continue to take part in the governance of all Shell joint ventures in Russia. 

Ekaterina Grushetskaya will be the first Russian national appointed to this role. 

Commenting on her appointment Ekaterina Grushetskaya said: “It is a great honour for me to lead Shell’s businesses in Russia. With almost 130 years of history in Russia, Shell can be rightly proud of its successful projects in the country, strong partnerships with Russian companies, and the trust of its Russian customers. All that is very important today as we are facing the challenges of further developing our traditional businesses while seeking to decarbonize all our businesses as part of Shell’s global strategy. I am confident that in Russia we have the right pre-requisites to achieve our goals”.

Ekaterina Grushetskaya joined Shell Russia in 2003. She has held a variety of leadership roles in Economics and Finance, including corporate governance for Russia and Kazakhstan, and investment, financial, and HR matters for the two Russian JVs – Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd and Salym Petroleum Development (SPD). From 2013 to 2018 Ekaterina worked for SPD, where she became Finance and Commercial Manager (CFO) in 2015, covering Strategic Development, Contracting and Procurement, Information Management and Technologies, Business Improvement, and Safety Culture. Since 2018 Ekaterina Grushetskaya has taken the role of Vice President Conventional Oil and Gas Russia where she is responsible for corporate governance of Russian producing assets. 

She is a Board director for all Shell joint ventures in Russia. 

Ekaterina Grushetskaya graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a Master of Science degree in Economics (International Economics and Investments). 

Ekaterina is married with three children. 

Cederic Cremers, Shell Country Chair Russia since August 2017, is moving to a new role in Shell. He has been appointed Executive Vice President LNG East, including Russia. Cederic will continue to be Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sakhalin Energy.