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4-7 June 2024

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Barbara Blakely

Barbara Blakely

Corporate Relations Director Latin America & Caribbean, Shell

Barbara became the Director for Corporate Relations for Latin America and the Caribbean for Shell on August 1, 2021.  She has worked for Shell for 20 years and before taking on this role she was the VP of External Relations for Projects and Technology in the Netherlands, leading external communications, engagement and social performance of a global organization that runs about $40 billion of annual spend through its supply chains and spends about $1 billion a year on research and development with about 150 projects in different phases of the development cycle. In her current role she leads a regional team accountable for government relations, internal and external communications, non-technical risk management, social performance and stakeholder management across a complex cross-business portfolio that includes upstream, downstream, midstream, NBD and portfolio activities. Barbara has led Corporate Relations in multi-billion projects that have taken FID, and led External Relations for Renewables, Hydrogen and CO2, with global presence.



Barbara has more than 25 years of experience in energy and project delivery and a Diplomatic career for the Mexican Government and crisis management.