De la Rey was appointed Executive Vice President for Shell’s Joint Ventures business on 1 January 2013 and is based in The Hague, The Netherlands.
He is accountable for business performance in 10 countries (Abu Dhabi, Brunei, Denmark, Egypt, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Syria) in which joint venture assets represent the core of the business value for Shell.
De la Rey joined Shell in 2002 after seven years in the mining and metals industry where he held a variety of strategy, sales, marketing and distribution roles with Samancor and Billiton. He has a bachelor degree in Accounting, an honours degree in Finance and Investment Management, and also completed, with honours, an MBA at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Prior to his current role, De La Rey was Shell’s Global Head of LNG. His responsibilities steering Shell’s industry leading LNG business also included the technology and innovation programme through which breakthrough concepts like Floating LNG is delivered.
Prior to that he was a member of Shell’s Gas & Power Leadership Team as Executive Vice-President: Africa. This included responsibility for Shell’s Gas and Power business across Africa, including existing business in Nigeria (such as Nigeria LNG) and growth opportunities across the continent.
He has also held positions in new business development in Africa and the Middle East. These included a leading role in the establishment of the Qatargas 4 Joint Venture with Qatar Petroleum, post FID representation of Shell on the Board of Qatargas 4 and the Qatargas Operating Company, and the maturation of new business initiatives between Shell and Qatar Petroleum both in country and elsewhere.