Shell Oil President to Address Bauer Community at Feb. 19 Event

Published on February 3, 2014

A Bauer College of Business alumnus who leads Houston-based Shell Oil Co. will return to his alma mater this month to speak to students and the campus community about the energy industry’s impact on human capital.

On Feb. 19, the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston will host Marvin Odum (MBA ’95), Shell Oil president and Upstream director for Royal Dutch Shell’s subsidiary companies in the Americas, as he presents “Energy:  Its Future & the Impact on Human Capital” during a special Distinguished Leaders Series at 6 p.m. in Cemo Hall’s Stubblefield Auditorium.

Odum will discuss the energy industry’s future and its impacts on society before opening the floor for a question-and-answer session for Bauer students and the UH community.

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Marvin E. Odum
Shell Oil Company

Marvin E. Odum

Marvin E. Odum

Marvin E. Odum is president of Shell Oil Company and Upstream director of Royal Dutch Shell’s subsidiary companies in the Americas. Odum directs a broad portfolio, from traditional oil and gas development to emerging technologies in a wide range of areas, including heavy oil, onshore gas, light tight oil, deepwater, wind and biofuels.

He began his Shell career as an engineer in 1982, and has since served in a number of management positions of increasing responsibility in both technical and commercial aspects of energy. In addition to leading Shell’s Upstream activities in the Americas, his current role involves engaging with public, private, media and non-governmental leaders on a wide range of energy policy issues. He is charged with establishing and advocating innovative, industry-leading solutions and securing safe and sustainable energy sources.

Odum is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the boards of the Business Roundtable and the American Petroleum Institute, and is an executive committee member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. In addition, he is on the Dean’s Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Advisory Board of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and is vice chair of the Board of Visitors of the University of Houston. He also serves on the University Cancer Foundation Board of Visitors for MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Odum earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston.

By Ann Lynd