Marvin E. Odum is President of Shell Oil Company and Director Upstream of Royal Dutch Shell’s subsidiary companies in the Americas. Upstream Americas employs more than 9,000 people and represents a significant portion of the Royal Dutch Shell investment program, 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.
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. 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. His current role involves engaging with public, private, media and non-governmental leaders on a wide range of energy policy issues.