Future of Energy Mentors and Collaborators | Net Impact

Future of Energy Mentors and Collaborators

Mentors and collaborators form an important part of the Net Impact network. They share their experience, leverage their expertise, and provide guidance to our participants. Their contribution helps make a greater impact by shaping the next wave of entrepreneurship and innovation and helping bring their solutions to life. 

Petersen Barnaby

Petersen Barnaby is the Commercial Advisor for Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) at Shell. In this role, Petersen works with Shell Downstream Businesses to integrate NBS into their customer value propositions and create a compelling set of opportunities for Shell to deepen the partnership with customers, through helping them to reduce their carbon footprint.

Nature-based solutions are projects which protect or redevelop natural ecosystems. Such projects also have extra benefits such as offering alternative sources of income to local communities, improving soil productivity, cleaning air and water, and maintaining biodiversity.

“As a mentor in the Accelerator sessions, I found there was a lot of positive energy around NBS. The attendees got it and they liked that Shell was trying to find ways to help them to do something about their carbon footprint. I am looking forward to continuing to work with the Net Impact accelerator teams and seeing what they can bring to the competition!” - Petersen Barnaby, Commercial Advisor for Nature-Based Solutions (NBS), Shell

Pierre Liagre

Pierre Liagre is a researcher in Shell’s multi-disciplinary Offshore Wind Innovation Program. In this role, Pierre focuses on systems technology for the future installation of wind turbines on floaters moored in water depths ranging from about 60 to 1,000 meters.

The Shell New Energies Research & Technology team (NERT) provides technical assurance for all projects that the New Energies business requires and provides the fundamental research for short, medium, and long-term organic growth in the New Energies domain.

“It was exciting to see so many young people genuinely interested in sustainability. Attendees were glad to learn that Shell is invested in renewable energies and leading the sustainability/ social impact initiative among its peers.” - Pierre Liagre, Researcher Offshore Wind Floating, Shell.

Richard Garcia

Richard Garcia is the Commercial and Strategic Partnerships Head at Shell. Richard is responsible for the Commercial Strategy, Category Management, Customer Insights and Analytics for the market entry of Shell Select Convenience Stores in the USA market.

Shell Retail is the number one mobility retailer in the world serving 30 million customers a day, processing 11 billion transactions per year across a network of approximately 44,000 stations in over 75 countries. Shell retail aims to provide top-quality fuels while investing in a sustainable tomorrow.

Sustainability has become a key focus in higher education. Serving as a mentor at the Future of Energy Challenge Accelerator session helped me realize how profound the commitment of these learners to become agents of sustainable change is. They came to the sessions prepared with clear ideas to build and sustain meaningful relationships with the communities and ecosystems they live, and true interest to grow in a better planet.” - Richard Garcia, Commercial and Strategic Partnerships Head, Shell

Dakota Stormer

Dakota Stormer is the Carbon Opportunities Analyst and the chairman of Shell’s employee network for the energy transition. Dakota helps the employee network host innovation workshops across the company in search of new ideas to provide more and cleaner energy across the world.

Shell recognizes the significance of climate change, along with the vital role that energy plays in helping people achieve and maintain quality of life.

“I was overwhelmed by all of the innovative young minds that developed impressive project proposals in such a short amount of time. There was a great dedication to lowering carbon footprint through sustainable food sourcing.” - Dakota Stormer, Carbon Opportunities Analyst, Shell.

These mentors represent the diverse paths one can take to an impact-driven career. Are you passionate about making a difference in the world? Jumpstart your career in the energy field by joining the Future of Energy Challenge: Mobility! Submit your solution by November 25 to bring your idea to life while gaining resume-building experience, new skills, and a network of working professionals to carry with you on your impact journey.

Sutton Guldner

Sutton Guldner is a project engineer and manager for the biofuels portfolio, with a focus on waste oils to renewable diesel. He works with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and businesspeople on early-stage projects, developing them from due diligence, through design, and into execution.

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