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Lynda Armstrong

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Lynda Armstrong, OBE

VP at Shell


Lynda is currently a Technical Vice President with Shell International. She leads Shell’s Exploration & Production Global Petroleum Engineering field development planning and study organisation, which has centres in the Netherlands, Houston, Aberdeen, India and Qatar.

She has worked for Shell for more than 30 years in a variety of assignments around the world. These have included positions in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production, Commercial and HR when she worked in recruitment and international staff planning.

Her most recent assignments prior to her current role were as New Business Development Director in Shell UK and Exploration Director in Petroleum Development Oman. She is experienced in managing large technical organisations and has lead several major business improvement programmes to enhance operating performance.

In 2003 she was awarded the Order of the British Empire by the British Government for services to the Oil and Gas industry. She is a Fellow of the Energy Institute, a member of the Industry Board for the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology and on the Advisory Panel of Positive Energy, an organisation promoting networking for women in the Energy sector 

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