About the speaker

About the speaker [Datuk Ian Lo]


Datuk Ian Lo
Chairman, Shell Malaysia



Iain Lo is Chairman of Shell Malaysia and Vice President of Commercial & New Business Development for Asia. Previously, he held the role of Vice President for Malaysia and Philippines of Shell’s upstream business. As Chairman of Shell Malaysia, Iain provides strategic business and brand direction to Shell’s upstream, midstream and downstream business.

Iain has held various senior positions with different Royal Dutch Shell entities globally and regionally. He joined Sarawak Shell Berhad as a Field Engineer in 1990 before moving on to various engineering, economics and corporate roles based in Malaysia, The Hague and Singapore. His areas of responsibility have included LNG joint ventures in Malaysia and the commercial governance of Shell’s Sakhalin Joint Venture in Russia. Prior to becoming Chairman of Shell Malaysia, Iain was the Global Vice President for New Business Development and Ventures for Shell Chemicals in Singapore.

A Malaysian from Kuching, Sarawak and an advocate of local talent development, he chaired the Asian Talent Council for Royal Dutch Shell Plc from 2011 to 2017, focusing on the development of staff from the region.

Iain was appointed a board member to the Singapore Economic Development Board from 2009 to 2012.

He holds a MS in Civil Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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