• Thomas Brostrom will be joining Shell New Energies as the company’s Senior Vice President to head Global Renewables Solutions business
  • Currently he is on a garden leave from Orsted and will assume the role on August 1, 2021 when he will join Shell’s London office
  • Brostrom worked with Orsted for more than 11 years and was stationed in Boston, US

Shell New Energies, the renewable energy business arm of Royal Dutch Shell, has hired former President of Orsted North America Offshore, Thomas Brostrom as the company’s Senior Vice President for its Global Renewables Solutions business division.

At Orsted, Brostrom was stationed in Boston, US, responsible for all North American operations for the company with primary focus on offshore wind energy. Brostrom is leaving Orsted after over 11 years, having first joined it in 2009.

In his new role with Shell, Brostrom will be based out of London. Currently on a garden leave, he will join Shell on August 1, 2021. In a LinkedIn post announcing his departure from Orsted and a new role with Shell, Brostrom wrote, “I am thrilled to be joining Shell and the New Energy Team on August 1st next year to head up the Global Renewable Generation team. I cannot wait to meet my new colleagues at Shell and continue the journey of transitioning this massive and world leading energy company towards a low carbon future.”

The petrochemicals giant Shell is increasingly investing in low carbon technology as wind and solar through its New Energies business under its ambition to become a net zero company by 2050. It has 2 major solar platforms, independent solar power producer Silicon Ranch in the US and solar developer Cleantech Solar operating in India and Southeast Asia, as per the company’s website.

Earlier this year, former AGL Energy Executive Vice President Elisabeth Brinton was brought in on a similar position at Shell New Energies, replacing Mark Gainsborough (see Shell New Energies Gets Female Boss).