Xavier Boutaud

bios-michopoulosMr. Boutaud is Managing Director, based in Brazil with a 26-year successful career in Shell, spanning Pipeline Natural Gas, LNG, Energy Efficiency Services, Lubricants and Agrochemicals.  He has held senior positions in New Business Development and Supply with Shell International LNG, Gas & Power and Shell Energy Europe.  Over the past 7 years, he has gained valuable experience leading the negotiation of long-term gas contracts, price reviews, and supply and infrastructure deals with Shell Energy Europe, including in several new market entries within and around Europe.  He is accustomed to volatile and emerging market environments, concluding successful negotiations in markets going through significant growth or transformation such as Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria, Hungary, Ukraine, Brazil and Venezuela.

He also has significant exposure to strategic processes in E&P, G&P, Services, Lubricants and Agrochemicals: Gas and LNG Sales, Supply & Infrastructure, including Country Review, Global Strategy for the Automotive Manufacturers Sector, Lubricants Marketing, Supply, Brands and Channels strategy.