Steven Murray

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Murray began his career with Shell as a technologist in UK chemical plants. From there, he held increasingly senior positions in sales, marketing and trading in the UK and internationally. He came to the US with Shell in 1994. After a strategy role in the Upstream business, Mr. Murray started an international trading company that profitably traded crude, refined products and LPG, plus associated paper instruments. Subsequently, he successfully led the turnaround of Shell Energy Services, a company marketing gas and electricity across the US to residential and commercial customers. He left Shell in 2006 to become the COO of a PE backed deregulated energy company. He became President of the largest deregulated retail energy company in North America, Direct Energy Residential in 2010. Most recently he was President of a fast growing recycling business, Avangard Innovative, a disruptive force in the $50 Bln pa waste management market. Mr. Murray gained a first class honors degree in Chemistry from Edinburgh University, Scotland.