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John Hofmeister

Former President at Shell Oil Company
Country: USA

Keynote speaker John Hofmeister is a true Oil & energy insider. He served as president of Shell Oil Company until 2008. He has since then dedicated time and efforts to educate the broad public about energy & the environment. He is chairman of numerous influential committees and strives to help develop policy which promotes efficient and environmentally friendly energy policy.

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Former President, Shell Oil Company

John Hofmeister served as President of Shell Oil Company until his retirement from the company in 2008. After this, John Hofmeister has founded and runs the non-profit organization, Citizens for Affordable Energy.

This Washington, D.C. registered company provides practical energy and environmental information and education to citizens from all walks of life across the U.S.  It also contributes to the development of public policy at federal and state levels to promote more energy from all sources, more infrastructure for energy transportation and storage, more technology for energy efficiency and more environmental protection for clean land, water and air.

During his career, John has also held executive leadership positions at GE, AlliedSignal (now Honeywell International) and Northern Telecom.

John is Chairman of the National Urban League; Chairman of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Technology and Fuel Cell Advisory Committee; and serves on the board of the Gas Technology Institute.  He also serves on the boards of Hunting, Lufkin Industries, CAMAC Energy, and Sodexo North America.

Hofmeister has degrees in Political Science from Kansas State University and was awarded a Doctorate of Letters from the University of Houston.   John is the author of Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider (Palgrave MacMillan 2010)

    Speaker John Hofmeister Keynote Topics

    • The Global Future of Energy
    • Energy and the Environment in the 21st century – Getting the balance right
    • More environmental protections to ensure our energy future
    • Why we need affordable energy
    • Carbon free energy by 2060
    • The governance of energy in democracies
    • Where will we get our supplies
    • Why energy infrastructure  updates and new technologies will create energy efficiencies.
    • Why the 21st Century leader will change government, corporations and other institutions in the 20th century mentality.
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