Ivan, who will be based in Miri, joined Shell in 2001. A Sarawakian who grew up in Miri, his early career comprised a number of well engineering and well operations assignments in Malaysia; The Netherlands; New Zealand and China. Following this, Ivan had several leadership roles, including General Manager Wells Operations and Contracting & Procurement Manager for Projects in Malaysia. 

In April 2014, he was appointed as Vice President Well HSE, based in The Netherlands. Ivan then moved to Australia in January 2016 where he was the Technical Lead of the Shell/BG integration team. In June 2016, Ivan was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for Arrow Energy, one of Shell’s joint ventures. Here, he was responsible for the end-to-end delivery of capacity development, projects, wells, asset management and energy markets for Arrow’s business in the natural gas industry. Ivan was also the Co-Chair and President of Queensland Natural Gas Exploration and the Production Industry Safety Forum.

“It’s good to have one of our very own talent, who is known for his strong safety and operational leadership, leading our Upstream business. Ivan personally led a step change in safety culture and contributed towards a stronger and more sustainable operational capability, in his previous role. I am confident that he will further drive our Upstream business in bringing value for our customers and for Shell,” said Datuk Iain Lo, Chairman of Shell Malaysia.

Ivan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with First Class Honours from Imperial College, London and a Master’s in Business Administration with Distinction from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom. He is married to Grace and they have two daughters.

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Shell is a global leader in power, energy, and gas technology and is working to meet increasing energy demand and supply challenges by delivering smarter products and cleaner energy, infrastructure, and by developing new energy sources while addressing the impact on the environment. Malaysia is one of Shell’s heartlands. The history of Royal Dutch Shell in Malaysia started more than 125 years ago. Shell currently has a strong market presence in the upstream and downstream sector in Malaysia.