Lori Ryerkerk

Executive Vice President- Global Manufacturing



Lori Ryerkerk is the Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing, the largest business in Shell Downstream Inc. She leads a team of 30,000 people, employees and contractors, at refineries and chemical sites around the world.


She joined Shell in May 2010 as the RVP for Manufacturing in Europe and Africa, responsible for the operation of five Shell manufacturing facilities and five joint ventures within the region.   In October 2013, she was appointed EVP Manufacturing.


Lori combines deep technical and commercial skills with a passion for the Manufacturing business. After completing her Chemical Engineering degree from Iowa State University, Lori began her career as a process technologist with ExxonMobil’s refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


During her 24 years at Exxon Mobil, she took on a variety of operational and senior leadership roles in Refining and Chemicals Manufacturing, Power Generation, and various other groups including Supply, Economics and Planning, HSSE, and Public Affairs/Government Relations. Those assignments took Lori across the globe, from the U.S. to Europe to Asia.

She also spent one and a half years with Hess Corporation with responsibility for two refineries, 21 terminals (and distribution network) and supply and trading.

Lori is on the Axalta Board of Directors, a leading provider of liquid and powder coatings.


Lori has two children and enjoys family time.  She is a dedicated runner and enjoys scuba diving on her holidays.



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