Peter Voser, CEO of Shell, discusses innovation and the future of energy, one of the most timely and important topics to be discussed at the Churchill Club this year. Population growth; massive and growing demands for energy/water/food; climate stresses; low levels of trust among business, governments and individuals; and other factors conspire to create a complex ecosystem that is both challenging and ripe with opportunity.
Rich Karlgaard is the publisher of Forbes, the nation's highest-circulation business publication, and editor of Forbes ASAP, a magazine covering the major developments, trends and implications of the Information Age. Before starting ASAP, Karlgaard co-founded and edited Upside magazine, a monthly publication covering the computer industry and high-tech investments. Karlgaard also co-founded the 2,500 member Churchill Club, a nonprofit public affairs organization in Silicon Valley. For this effort, he was named a Northern California winner of the 1997 Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" award. In 1997, Karlgaard co-founded garage.com, a leading Web-based startup capital firm. He is a regular guest on CNN/FN's "Digital Jam" and has written several Manager's Journal columns for The Wall Street Journal. He earned his degree at Stanford.
Peter Voser became Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2009.
Before his appointment as CEO, Peter had been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and an Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell since 2004. He was CFO of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies from October 2004 to July 2005.
CEO of Royal Dutch Shell Peter Voser explains what economic factors drive the highly volatile price of oil. Although Voser believes that gas prices are too high, he doesn't expect them to fall greatly considering current geopolitical issues.