Niel Golightly is Vice President for External Relations in the Americas for Shell.
His responsibilities include oversight of Shell’s reputation, brand, stakeholder engagement and issues management in North and South America.
He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Houston Technology Center. Previously he served as Shell’s Vice President for Downstream Sustainable Development and Communications, based in London.
Niel joined Shell in July 2006, after a 12-year career at Ford Motor Company, where his positions included Director, Sustainable Business Strategies; Vice President, Public Affairs for Ford of Europe; and Director of the Chairman’s Office.
Before Ford, Niel served 13 years on active duty with the U.S. Navy, first as a fighter pilot and later as a senior Pentagon speechwriter.
Niel received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Cornell University in the U.S. and later studied at the University of Konstanz in Germany. He is married with two children.