Thomas Brostrom, the head of renewable generation at Shell, has announced his departure from the company. Brostrom, who joined Shell in August of 2021 to spearhead offshore wind operations, was later promoted to the role of chief of renewables in February of 2022. However, the company’s CEO, Wael Sawan, has recently implemented changes to the energy transition plans, resulting in a new leadership structure and Brostrom’s position being eliminated.
Under Brostrom’s leadership, Shell made significant strides in the realm of renewable energy, particularly in offshore wind operations. His expertise and guidance were instrumental in shaping Shell’s initiatives and positioning the company as a major player in the renewable energy sector. However, Sawan’s decision to reduce the company’s energy transition plans has brought about a reshuffling of key positions.
As part of the new leadership structure, Greg Joiner will succeed Brostrom as the chief executive officer of Shell Energy Europe and Emerging Markets Power. Joiner, who previously served in senior roles within the company, brings a wealth of experience to his new position. His leadership and strategic vision will be crucial in furthering Shell’s ambitions in the energy market.
Additionally, Ajay Shah will assume responsibility for renewable energy production in Asia. Shah, an accomplished professional with a proven track record, is well-equipped to navigate the complexities of the Asian market and drive renewable energy growth in the region. Meanwhile, Mike Parker will oversee offshore wind engineering, ensuring the continued success and advancement of Shell’s offshore wind initiatives.
The departure of Thomas Brostrom marks the end of an era at Shell, highlighting the company’s shifting priorities and reevaluation of its energy transition plans. Despite his departure, Brostrom’s contributions to the company’s renewable energy endeavors will leave a lasting impact. Shell remains committed to its renewable energy goals and will continue to explore new avenues for sustainable growth under its revamped leadership structure.