John Hofmeister


The former president of Shell Oil Company and veteran of multiple industries for over 35 years, Mr. Hofmeister has held key leadership positions at General Electric, Nortel and AlliedSignal (now Honeywell International).

He currently serves as Chairman of the National Urban League and is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee.

Upon retirement from Shell Oil, Mr. Hofmeister founded the not-for-profit Citizens for Affordable Energy, a nationwide membership association, which promotes sound U.S. energy security solutions.

He also served as Group Human Resource Director of the Shell Group, based in The Hague, The Netherlands.

He serves as a non-executive director of Hunting PLC and on the boards of the:

  • Foreign Policy Association
  • Strategic Partners, LLC
  • Gas Technology Institute
  • Center for Houston's Future

Mr. Hofmeister is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and he serves as a Director of the Greater Houston Partnership.