Drawing on the experiences of the Pearl GTL project in Qatar, the presentation will highlight the key elements of driving a step change in safety performance: A clear vision of success, underpinned by a committed leadership team; a structured and rigorous process to drive the desired change, but which adapts over time as the journey unfolds; and dedicated resources to help drive the process.



Ben Ring has been the Shell Country Chairman for Denmark, Greenland and Iceland, and the Vice-President Upstream Denmark since July 2013.

Ben studied Mechanical Engineering at Bristol University and followed this with post graduate studies in law. He then worked for Linklaters as a trial lawyer in London and Hong Kong, specialising in engineering and infrastructure disputes.

He joined Shell in 2005 after completing an MBA at IMD in Switzerland. His first posting was to Qatar where he worked for five years in a number of roles including Deputy Construction Manager and Integration Manager, both on the Pearl GTL project. During this time, Ben implemented Incident and Injury Free, a safety leadership programme that touched around 100,000 people.

In 2010 he moved to Shell’s headquarters in The Hague where he ran Upstream International’s Strategy & Portfolio team, advising the Upstream Director on a broad range of strategic issues. Since July 2012 he was a Senior Deal Lead in Upstream International’s New Business Development team, based in The Hague.