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Doriot Distinguished Speaker Series – Jessica Uhl (MBA 97J)

October 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Doriot Distinguished Speaker Series
Jessica Uhl, CFO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
Wednesday 11 October

This event is sponsored by Deutsche Bank

The global energy industry is going through a period of unprecedented change. Join Jessica Uhl (MBA 97J), Chief Financial Officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc, as she explores the challenges facing the industry and looks at how it is responding. We are pleased that Jessica will join us as we celebrate 50 years of Women at INSEAD (iW50).


The global oil and gas industry is under pressure. As the world demands more and cleaner energy, the traditional oil companies have to find answers that satisfy both investors and society. By 2050, the global population will have grown by another 2bn people, to 9bn. An ever-increasing number will rise out of energy poverty as the developing world adopts the developed world’s lifestyle.


The resulting increase in energy consumption is expected to be delivered at a much reduced carbon intensity to meet the demands of combatting climate change. While energy efficiencies will play a substantial role in reducing carbon emissions, the system is changing. Yet while the share of renewable energy is growing, it is still a long way away from delivering what the world needs. Against this backdrop, and facing the challenge of low and volatile commodity prices and ever-increasing regulation, the major oil and providers must remain relevant for the long term.


Jessica Uhl became Shell’s Chief Financial Officer in March 2017. She joined Shell in 2004 and has held finance leadership roles in Shell’s Upstream, Integrated Gas and Downstream businesses, as well as at Corporate headquarters. Recent roles have included Executive Vice President (EVP) Finance for the Integrated Gas business and EVP Finance for Upstream Americas. Prior to Shell, she worked for Enron in Houston and Panama and for Citibank in San Francisco.


Join us for a stimulating evening as Jessica shares her perspectives on how the global energy industry is responding. She will also share her thoughts on the role that INSEAD has played in her own development and how she manages the competing demands of professional and personal life.


VENUE Deutsche Bank
1 Great Winchester St, London EC2N 2DB
(nearest tube: Liverpool Street)
TIME 19:00 for 19:30
COST Members £25  / Members’ guests (non INSEAD) £35
REFRESHMENTS Wine and canapés