Liu Xiaowei, Vice President, External Relations, Shell APAC


Xiaowei was appointed as Regional Vice President of External Relations (ER) for Shell in Asia Pacific with effect of 1 October 2016. Xiaowei is accountable for leading the ER function in 15 countries (circa 100 people) across Asia in support of the license to operate and to grow the Shell business in the region, and build and leverage Shell’s leadership in energy industry to enhance the overall brand and reputation of Shell.

Since joining Shell in China in 1995, Xiaowei has led ER functions of various sizes at country, regional and global business level and worked in Shell’s downstream, upstream and corporate functions in China, UK, Netherlands and Asia Pacific (based in Singapore).

In her 20 plus years in Shell, Xiaowei has been Public Affairs and Brand Manager for Shell China, Group External Relations and Policy Development Advisor, Regional Advisor for Asia Pacific, Governance and Stakeholder Manager for Gas & Power China, and Communications Director for Shell Greater China. Most recently, Xiaowei was General Manager for Asia Pacific and Global ER Lead for Integrated Gas.

Prior to joining Shell, Xiaowei worked for the Ministry of Chemical Industry in China as a project co-ordinator for major petrochemical projects in China involving international licensors and engineering companies, including Shell, Dupont, Foster Wheeler, ABB Lumus, etc.

Xiaowei is Chinese, obtained her bachelor degree in art and social science from Beijing Foreign Studies University in China and her Master Degree in Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science in UK.