Jack Jacometti, is the Vice-President, Future Fuels & CO2 at Shell International Petroleum Company, Limited Shell Centre in London. After graduating as a Mechanical Engineer (MSc in Power Generation, including nuclear) from the Technical University of Delft, Mr. Jacometti joined Shell in refinery process design in the Netherlands, followed by an Economics & Scheduling assignment in the Curacao refinery. His career included techno-commercial, human resource development and managerial roles, as well as the development and design of the GTL project in Bintulu, Malaysia. From 1989, Mr. Jacometti was assigned to Shell China to work on coal gasification in combination with conversion to liquids and power generation, and to the Nanhai project in South China. From 1991, he worked in human resource development in the Netherlands. He was appointed General Manager Technology Development - GTL & LNG in 1996 and was responsible for R&D in gas related technologies.
Mr. Jacometti then became Vice President Global XTL Development. Working closely with governments and car manufacturers at the senior level, he developed advanced applications for synthetic fuels. Over the years he has increasingly been involved in the development of long term energy scenarios and working to ensure global networks drive policies to shape a sustainable future. In 2008, Mr. Jacometti was appointed to a new role to expand these initiatives across Future Fuels & CO2. He worked on building partnerships with cities, governments, academics, NGOs and OEMs to drive policies to meet the energy challenge and address climate change. Furthermore, Mr. Jacometti was instrumental in developing the Shanghai - Shell 'Sustainable Energy Partnership' to promote energy conservation and increase public awareness and is actively involved in climate change initiatives such as Project Catalyst.