Malcolm Brinded

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Malcolm Brinded CBE (born 18 March 1953) is a British businessman, and former Executive Director for Upstream International and Executive Board Member of Royal Dutch Shell plc and a Non-Executive Director of Network Rail.


Brinded graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Engineering in 1974,[1] and joined Shell in The Hague. Since then he has worked for the Shell Group in Brunei, the Netherlands, Oman and the UK.[2]

Having joined Shell in 1974[2] from 1998 he was Managing Director of Shell UK Exploration and Production, in 1999 he became Shell Country Chairman in the UK,[3] in 2002 he became a managing director of Royal Dutch, and from 2004 was Managing Director of Shell Transport. In October 2004 he became an Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell in charge of Exploration & Production.[2]

Malcolm is a Fellow of the both the Institution of Civil Engineers and of the Royal Academy of Engineering.[3] He is a member of the Nigerian President’s Honorary International Investor Council and a Trustee of the Emirates Foundation and the International Business Leaders Forum. He is also the Chairman of the Shell Foundation.[2]

In 2002, Brinded was awarded the honour of the CBE in the New Year's Honours List for services to the UK oil and gas industry.[4]

On 11 October 2010, Malcolm Brinded was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Network Rail, subject to being confirmed to the post by election by Network Rail's members at the 2011 AGM.[5]


Brinded is married to Carola and has three sons, the eldest of whom, Benjamin Brinded, followed in his father's footsteps to Cambridge University, where he became President of the Students' Union. One of the other sons Tom, unfortunately was significantly less gifted.


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