Intrapreneur & Disrupter, formerly Shell
René is a seasoned intrapreneur, disrupter, innovator and strategist with extensive experience in the energy sector. He has been driving new business and technology innovation for over 25 years and has a strong passion for digital transformation and disruptive business models enabled by digital technologies.
In his role as Vice President for Strategy & Innovation he was accountable for driving Royal Dutch Shell’s digital journey from both a business and digital technology perspective.
René recently co-founded a start-up in Cleantech, focusing on disruptive battery technology. He also consults with large enterprises on how to achieve disruptive and sustainable innovation.
René graduated with an MSc. in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology and also holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Department for Mathematics & Computer Science of the Eindhoven Technical University. In his free time, he loves travel, concerts, photography and spending time with his family.
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