He currently leads the US Energy Transition Program for Shell which involves assessing emerging risks and opportunities, bringing together an Energy Transition project funnel across all Shell’s businesses, developing policy and advocacy positions, implementing long‐term strategies to make Shell resilient to expected changes in the energy system, and allowing its businesses to thrive as the world moves to lower‐carbon energy. Chris joined Shell as an experienced hire in 2008.
Prior to joining Shell, he was a Vice President at AECOM (URS) where he directed a team of technical and commercial professionals, offering technology, process safety, and optimization solutions to a wide variety of upstream, midstream and downstream clients.
Chris earned a Mechanical Engineering degree and an MBA from the University of Houston and a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Practitioner (CSSGB).
He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston (UH) C.T. Bauer College of Business where he currently teaches a course on Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics in Energy. He also serves as a Board Member of the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute (GEMI) at UH Bauer, and as an Advisory Board member of the Consortium for Energy Corporate Social Responsibility (CECSR) at UH.
Chris was born and raised on the island of Cyprus and maintains very close ties to both Cyprus and Greece. He served in the Greek Army / Cyprus National Guard prior to moving to the US in the 80’s.
He was recently appointed as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Cyprus to Texas.
He is married to Michelle since 1994 and they have two daughters. He and his wife are very passionate about the arts especially the Opera. Chris serves as a Trustee for the Houston Grand Opera.