Aamir Farid
Regional Vice President Manufacturing – Americas
Shell Oil Company

Aamir assumed the role of Regional Vice President Manufacturing – Americas in October 2010. In this role Aamir is a member of the global Manufacturing Leadership Team with responsibilities for eight Shell manufacturing sites in Canada, the United States and Argentina. Aamir is the lead Shell executive for Downstream business in Canada and for all Shell businesses in California.

Prior to this assignment Aamir served as General Manager of Shell’s Deer Park Manufacturing Site which includes a 340M B/D refinery and a Chemical Plant. Aamir’s responsibilities included the role of President of Shell Deer Park Refining Company – a 50/50 Partnership with Pemex in which Shell is the Operating Partner. He was responsible to a Board of Directors including Shell and Pemex senior leaders.

Aamir’s previous leadership experiences include a role as Director of Reliability & Maintenance for all Shell and Motiva refineries in the U.S and a term as General Manager of Shell’s Bakersfield and Martinez refineries in California. Prior to these senior leadership positions Aamir served in a variety of management positions in Operations, Technology and Health & Safety.

Aamir earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1978. Upon graduation Aamir joined Shell Oil at the Deer Park refinery and is now completing his 37th year with the company.

He currently sits on the boards of the Western States Petroleum Association and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers. In 2015 Aamir is serving as Chair of the American Petroleum Institute’s Refining Committee and is a member of the AFPM/API Process Safety Steering Group.

Aamir is currently living in Houston, Texas while his family splits time between Houston and their second home in northern California.