Former Global Manager, Royal Dutch Shell
Prior to his retirement after 34 years, Rob Jacoby was Enterprise Category Manager, Maintenance and Engineering Services for Royal Dutch Shell. He led a global team responsible for the development and execution of a Global Contracting and Procurement Strategy for Maintaining Worldwide Operating Assets and delivering Engineering Services. In addition to the development of a global strategy, he was responsible for supporting business unit initiatives which included the development of Maintenance and Contracting strategies for large capital projects in emerging countries (Iraq, Qatar and Kazakhstan). He also served as a member of Supplier Management Teams to enhance Shell’s relationships with key suppliers.
Prior to Rob’s appointment as Enterprise Category Manger, he was Global Manager of the Shell Global Solutions International – Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Consultancy group and was based in The Hague. He was responsible for leading a team of “world class” scientists that provided Research & Development support in the areas of Process Technical Safety, Major Hazard Management, Capital Projects HSE Management, Remediation, Air Quality, Sustainable Development & Ecology and Environmental Litigation Support, for the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies. He also served as a member of the HSE Leadership Team that provided strategic direction to Executive Management on HSE matters. Prior to being named Global Manager, Rob was the US Regional Manager – HSE Consultancy, at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston.
Rob also held a number of other positions in Production Management, Product Stewardship, Corporate Crisis Management, Project Engineering, Process Engineering, and as Regulatory Affairs Advisor. Rob also held positions as Health, Safety, and Environmental Manager at two large Shell Refineries / Chemical Plants in New Orleans and San Francisco.
Rob served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Marine Preservation Association (MPA) and served as a member of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) Technical Subcommittee, the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association Steering Committee, and The International Process Safety Group (iPSG), IChemE, London, UK. He also served as a member of Community Advisory Panels in California and Louisiana and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Rob graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology and received a Master’s of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also completed a Business and Leadership Program at The University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School.