Michael Crothers was appointed the Shell Canada 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. Michael and his wife Cheryl have three children – twin girls and a son. When he’s not on an airplane, Michael enjoys cycling the hills in NW Calgary or do-it-yourself jobs around the house.