As of April 1, 2022, Jessica Uhl is the former chief financial officer and board member of Shell, where she led strategic initiatives to reposition the company for the energy transition, embed ESG ambitions, and establish the corporate and capital structure for the future. Ms. Uhl became the first sponsor of the global LGBTQ+ network at the executive committee level, and led enterprise-wide ethics and transparency initiatives resulting in the creation of an ethical decision-making framework and the publishing of Shell’s first tax transparency report. She joined as the CFO of the solar business and previously held business/finance leadership roles in the US, UK, and the Netherlands with experience in energy sectors, from wind and solar to natural gas.
Before joining Shell, Ms. Uhl was vice president of corporate development at Enron in Houston, leading MD&A transactions globally, primarily in the power and natural gas sectors. She joined as part of the Caribbean basin business, and led the commercial power business in Central America, based in Panama. Ms. Uhl started her career at Citibank in San Francisco, where she worked in commercial and real estate lending, with a focus on affordable housing development as well as social venture finance.
She serves on the boards of Goldman Sachs, sitting on the audit, governance, and risk committees; and Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy. She has been named Forbes’ and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women (2018-2021) and a 2021 OUTstanding Ally.
Ms. Uhl holds a BA in political economy from UC Berkeley phi beta kappa and an MBA from INSEAD.