Nils holds degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy from Leiden University. Since he joined Shell in 1995, he held a variety of roles in both IT and the business. He spent the first 11 years of his career supporting mainly the Downstream business, including six years in Malaysia and Singapore. In 2006, Nils left Shell to work for A.T. Kearney, a strategy consultancy, where he led a variety of projects for clients across different industries. In 2008, Nils re-joined Shell, to be part of the team working on the infrastructure outsourcing project in IT after which he moved to Technical and Competitive IT (TaCIT). In TaCIT Nils started as the Subsurface & Wells Support and Deployment Manager followed by the role of VP Capital Projects IT/IM in 2015. January 2017, Nils joined the IT Executive board (ITE) as the first VP & CIO of Integrated Gas & New Energies. Within the ITE, Nils is the lead of both the Skills & Capabilities as well as the Agile strategic themes. Nils is passionate to support Shell in the energy transition, recognising the important role of Integrated Gas and New Energies in this journey.
Nils is married and has two sons and a daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys running and is a keen jazz fan – his eldest son being a professional jazz pianist.