Ajay Shah

Shell Energy Asia

Vice President

Ajay Shah heads Shell Energy Asia and is responsible for shaping and executing the strategic direction of Shell in gas and power across Asia.

Ajay has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He joined Shell in 1993 and has worked in a variety of upstream and integrated gas roles in the UK, Singapore, Argentina, Australia, the Netherlands, and the UAE. This includes managing several business development and merger and acquisition projects, such as buying Marathon’s interest in Sakhalin Energy, the Woodside acquisition, the Enterprise Oil acquisition and more recently the BG acquisition.

He has worked in Shell’s Gas and Power division for more than half his career. Ajay was part of the team responsible for the successful start-up of Hazira, Shell’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) re-gasification terminal in Gujarat, India. Subsequently he became the European Portfolio Manager in Shell Energy Europe before moving on as the Head of Strategy and Portfolio for Shell’s Global Gas business, responsible for strategic oversight of Shell’s LNG assets, business development activities, gas supply/demand and pricing outlook, and the future direction of Shell in gas and LNG.

Prior to his current position, Ajay was Vice President, Ventures West within the line of business known as Integrated Gas. He was responsible for Shell gas value chains in Oman LNG, Nigeria LNG, and the European Gas arena.


Tuesday, October 15

  • 02:00pm - 02:45pm

    Concurrent Plenary

    Power Sector Reliability: Role of gas & renewables in India

    India is preparing for a lower-carbon energy future underpinned by the government’s aim to set up 500GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. As renewable energy sources grow in the mix, it will be important for India to consider back-up generation sources such as natural gas in its national electricity plan. Will expansion of renewable power drive the growth of gas-based power in India? What policies and business models will serve to grow the share of gas in India’s highly price-sensitive market? What lessons can be learned from countries where gas-renewable integration was successfully achieved?