Susan M. Ward
Susan Ward served as the Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Commercial Finance – Americas and a Senior Executive at Shell Oil Company in Houston, TX from January 2010 to June 2019 (retirement). Susan worked for Shell for over 20 years. She also served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Shell Midstream Partners (SHLX: NYSE), a publicly traded subsidiary of Shell, from May 2014 to February 2017. She was also a member of Shell Midstream Partners’ GP board of directors from its IPO in 2014 until February 2017. Prior to those roles, Susan served as Vice President, Upstream Commercial Finance for Shell International Exploration & Production B.V. in The Hague, NL from October 2007 to December 2009. Susan joined Shell in 1998 as Partner, Mergers, Acquisitions and New Ventures for its US operations.
Prior to Shell, Susan worked more than 10 years in investment banking in energy and natural resources as a Managing Director at UBS, First Vice President at PaineWebber and Senior Vice President at Kidder, Peabody & Company. Susan also worked as a Financial Analyst in Capital Markets and Investment Banking at Mobil Corporation and a Refining Engineer at Exxon Company USA.
Susan has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Villanova University and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She has been a Trustee of Villanova University since 2018.