Olivier Thorel has joined Aramco on Jan 1st 2018 as Executive Director for the Chemicals business. Olivier joined Shell in France in 1990 after graduating. He held various positions in the Chemicals business in Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain and as Global GM, based in France, the Netherlands and London, until 2006. He then led the Global Base Oil business and thereafter became VP for Supply, distribution and Shell Pipelines for North America, based in Houston. Over the past 4 years, Olivier has led various parts of the Shell Chemicals business as VP Global intermediates, and then VP Asia, Ventures and New Business Development, based in Singapore.
Olivier graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (science and economics) in 1988 and holds a Master in Finance from Universite Paris Dauphine. He completed an executive MBA at Insead in 2002.
Olivier is married with four adult children. He originates from Corsica and likes reading about history. He enjoys skiing, kitesurfing and cycling.