Dr Grahaeme Henderson

Past President


Dr Grahaeme Henderson is responsible for Shell’s international shipping and maritime activities, including ships, barges, drilling units, floating production facilities and related operations. His work spans Shell’s entire business across upstream, downstream, projects and construction.

Grahaeme's global team also manages Shell's oil tanker, LPG and LNG vessel portfolio which has significantly expanded following Shell’s recent combination with BG.  Shell’s combined fleet of managed and chartered vessels includes over 90 LNG carriers, comprising some of the most technically advanced on the oceans today. This is the largest LNG fleet in the world, making up around 20% of the global tonnage

Grahaeme is strongly focused on safety and the environment, improving the efficiency of shipping and maritime operations, and driving technology and innovation, including Floating LNG and LNG as a maritime fuel.

Grahaeme has been a member of the Shell Trading Executive Committee and a Director of Shell International Trading and Shipping Company since April 2011.  He is active in a variety of shipping industry bodies: he is Chairman of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum, President of the UK Chamber of Shipping and Chairman of the UK Shipping Defence Advisory Committee.  He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Oceans and an Adjunct Professor for Southampton University.

Grahaeme was previously Managing Director of Brunei Shell Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell’s upstream joint venture company in Brunei. His career with Shell has also included assignments in the UK, Nigeria, Syria and The Netherlands.

He has a First Class Honours BSc Degree and a PhD in mathematics of sea waves, and is a Professional Chartered Engineer.  He is married with a daughter and twin sons.

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