Shell names new VP for Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Syria

Andrew Vaughan to bring 30 years of experience to new role as VP

Andrew Vaughan (R), has been named Shell's new VP for Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Syria.
Andrew Vaughan (R), has been named Shell's new VP for Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Syria.

Shell has appointed Andrew Vaughan as VP for Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Syria.

He succeeds in this role Mr. John Barry. The announcement was made during an event hosted by Shell for over 100 joint venture partners, government dignitaries, officials and leading UAE business organizations at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers.

With over thirty years in the oil and gas sector, Vaughan brings to his new role a wealth of global experience that encompasses management of joint ventures and development of oil and gas fields across Shell’s global operations.

Commenting on his appointment, Vaughan said “I am delighted and honored to be back in the Middle East at this exciting time in the development of the region’s energy sector. We value our long and successful heritage in the UAE and are committed to support the country in meeting its rising energy demand and to support the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 goals, across the economic, environmental, human and social pillars.”

Vaughan’s career has encompassed engineering, operations and commercial roles overseeing technical development of both greenfield and mature oil and gas fields to general management roles of increasing seniority and leadership. He commenced his career with Shell in 1981 in Aberdeen and has since supported Shell’s operations in Syria, The Hague, Bangladesh, Egypt and the UAE. He returns to Abu Dhabi after having spent four years between 2004 and 2008 in the capacity of Vice President Technical overseeing Shell’s upstream business in the Middle East. Prior to this new role, MVaughan was the Managing Director of Shell Development Kashagan B.V engaged in the development of future phases of the ultra sour Kashagan field in Kazakhstan..

Vaughan continued, “With seven decades of successful partnerships with the country’s oil and gas sector, we will continue to build on the local knowledge and expertise we have developed and put into action global advancements and best practices to deliver technology solutions that can effectively meet the sector’s needs and support its continued growth.”

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