The Future of Canada's Economy and Oil & Gas Sector

Michael Crothers

President & Country Chair

Shell Canada

Michael Crothers was appointed the Shell Canada President & Country Chair on January 1, 2016. Michael holds this role in addition to his role as Executive Vice President, Oil Sands. Michael returned to Canada in January 2015 as Vice President, Unconventionals North America after spending 4 years as the Managing Director of Shell E&P Ireland (2011 – 2014) and led the Corrib gas venture. With more than 30 years of experience, Michael has led teams across Shell’s upstream and downstream businesses and his assignments have taken him to over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe, Africa and North and South America. Michael graduated in 1984 as a Chemical Engineer with distinction from University of Alberta.
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with an average of 92,000 employees in more than 70 countries. Shell has been operating in Canada for over 100 years and employs more than 4,000 people across the country.  Shell’s business is providing energy to Canadians and people around the world, and they are one of the few truly integrated oil and gas companies in Canada. This means they do everything from exploring for oil and gas, production, refining, the manufacturing process, and delivery to customers at over 1,200 retail stations across Canada.  

Interview with Michael Crothers, President & Country Chair of Shell Canada on the future of Canada’s economy and the Canadian energy sector.

Main topics discussed:

  • Canada’s competitiveness in an increasingly carbon-restrained global economy
  • Opportunities for Canadian entrepreneurs in the future economy
  • Sustainability in tomorrow’s energy industry
  • Top 3 sustainability challenges for Canadian industry
  • Shell’s strategy in the increasingly competitive and decarbonizing future economy
  • Canada’s economy in 2050

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