Sylvia Williams

Former Head of Global Issues for Shell International.  Williams coordinated and briefed the Directors on Group issues, managed Group reputation and provided guidance to issues managers across Shell.  She also provided leadership on the Group Issues Identification & Management process.

Prior to this position, Williams was General Manager, Business Development for Future Fuels & CO2 managing relationships with key international organizations and foundations focusing on the challenges of climate change and sustainable mobility.

After joining Shell with a degree in biochemistry, Williams was responsible for activities as diverse as scenario planning, regulatory affairs, marketing, business development and infrastructure investment.  In 2000, she was appointed Head of External Affairs for Shell’s Gas & Power business with responsibility for all communications and issue management. In 2004, as Business Relations Manager, she coordinated and implemented a communications and engagement strategy for the company’s GTL business.