VP, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait & Syria
Andrew Vaughan is the Vice-President responsible for Shell’s upstream businesses in
Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Syria. In this role he is accountable for providing governance and
support for joint ventures which have been formed between Shell and host government
partners. These ventures have been formed to develop oil and gas reserves on behalf of
the host nations. Andrew is also Shell Country Chair for Abu Dhabi in which role he
represents the Royal Dutch Shell Group to the government of Abu Dhabi.
Andrew started his career in the nuclear industry designing and operating fuel
reprocessing plant. He moved to the oil and gas industry in 1981 where he worked
initially as a petroleum engineer in the UK both for Shell and an independent UK
operator. Rejoining Shell in 1992 he has held a variety of technical and general
management roles in Syria, The Netherlands, Bangladesh, Egypt, Dubai and Kazakhstan
before moving to Abu Dhabi in 2013 to take up his current role.