De la Rey Venter is the EVP for Integrated Gas Ventures at Shell, accountable for a large part of Shell’s natural gas assets. He started his career in the mining industry. Since joining Shell in 2002, he has held many diverse positions around the world including VP Commercial in Qatar, EVP Gas & Power Africa, Global Head of LNG and EVP Upstream Joint Ventures. He holds degrees in Accounting, Finance and Investment Management and an MBA from IMD. Mr. Venter currently resides in Houston with his wife and son. He enjoys reading, classical music and traveling with his family and serves as board member of the Houston Grand Opera.