Board of Directors


Matthias F. Bichsel, PhD
Corporate Director

Dr. Bichsel is an energy and technology consultant and corporate director. From 2009 until his retirement in 2014, he was a member of the Executive Management Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc and ran one of its four global businesses, where his responsibilities included upstream and downstream capital projects, technology and R&D, engineering, supply chain management and procurement as well as drilling. Dr. Bichsel was also accountable for the safety and environmental performance of Shell. He was further responsible for sustainable development including climate change, emissions, pollution, societal shifts and stakeholder interests.

Dr. Bichsel has a PhD in Geology from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and is an Honorary Professor at the Chinese University of Petroleum, Beijing, China.