Tim Bertels

Tim Bertels has 33 years of international (oil & gas) business experience, including 14 years on CO2 emissions management and CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS).

Tim has held several technical & leadership positions in Royal Dutch Shell companies across the world, including in Nigeria and Brunei, covering Exploration & Production, technology RD&D, change management, Government relations, strategy & planning, CO2 emissions management and global CCS implementation. Tim is passionate about tackling complex multi-stakeholder - societal and corporate - challenges with practical strategies, action plans, and delivery, driving change as required.

In Shell Tim worked full-time on CO2 management since 2005, as CO2 Business Development Manager, CCS Portfolio Manager, and head of Shell’s Corporate CO2 Implementation Team. Responsibilities included scenario planning, strategy development, the implementation of CO2 Emissions Management in Shell’s Global Businesses, co-development of the Shell Group’s CCS strategy, and managing the CCS activities program; i.e. projects delivery, R&D, knowledge sharing, and CO2/CCS policy development. In this capacity he represented Shell at the Global CCS Institute (GCCSI), the IEAGHG Executive Committee, the Zero Emission Platform (ZEP) Advisory & Executive Committee, and various other (inter-)national committees advancing CCS. In addition he represented Shell at multiple international conferences and engaged regularly with government officials and policy makers in London, Washington, Brussels, Beijing, and other capital cities of nations acting on climate change.

In December 2016 Tim concluded his 30+ years career with Shell to partner in “DAREL” (www.darel.nl). As senior partner, management and project consultant, he continued to support companies, industry associations, cities, and countries in successfully delivering on the Energy Transition, CO2 emissions reduction, and resilience for the coming decades. In May 2017 Tim was asked to lead the Rotterdam CCUS Project “PORTHOS” (www.rotterdamccus.nl), on behalf of the Port of Rotterdam, Gasunie, and EBN. He has been the Project Director to date. 

Tim holds an MSc degree in Mining Engineering/Geophysics from Delft University of Technology (1986), and completed the Shell Group Business Leadership Program at IMD Business School, Lausanne (2008). Tim is married for 31 years, and was given three sons.


Charlemagne Thursday 20 June16.00 - 17.30