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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Glenn Wright

Glenn Wright
President, North America and Vice President, Renewables & Energy Solutions, Americas
Shell Energy


Glenn Wright is Vice President, Renewables and Energy Solutions, Americas. He brings almost 30 years of experience in industrial and commodity markets to his current role. His background includes technology, mergers & acquisitions, trading, risk management and business development. He started his career in 1992 as a Research Engineer for Royal Dutch Shell, with a move following that to become Strategy Manager for a Shell polymers business focused on fibers and engineering plastics. In 2000, Glenn joined Enron as a power and gas originator for industrial markets, later becoming a Vice President for steel trading. In 2002, Glenn joined Enterprise Business Development, a company focused on early stage seed funding of entrepreneurial ventures. Glenn returned to Royal Dutch Shell in 2005 as General Manager of Portfolio Projects (M&A) for Downstream Businesses and later General Manager of Business Development for Lubricants. He joined Shell Energy North America in 2008 as a General Manager of trading and marketing, which later evolved into General Manager of power trading. In 2016 he became Senior Vice President of Shell Energy Americas and President and CEO of Shell Energy North America. In 2020, Glenn began leading the Americas power business, his current role. Glenn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology, a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. Glenn lives in Houston with his wife of 25 years, Carmen. They have two wonderful daughters, Taylor and Lauryn.

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