Vice President, External Affairs, Shell Oil Company
Niel Golightly is Vice President, External Affairs, Upstream Americas, Shell Oil Company. His responsibilities include oversight of corporate communications, stakeholder engagement and issues management for Shell in North and South America. Niel joined Shell in July 2006, after a 12-year career at Ford Motor Co. where his positions included Director, Sustainable Business Strategies; Vice President, Public Affairs for Ford of Europe; and Director of the Chairman’s Office.
Before Ford, Niel served 13 years on active duty with the U.S. Navy. He was born in 1958, received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Cornell University in the U.S. and later studied at the University of Konstanz in Germany. Niel is married with two children.