Christopher Rice

Board Position: Member at Large

Vice President Tax, Americas | Shell Oil Company


Christopher Rice

Christopher Rice is Vice President – Global Upstream Tax / Projects and Technology, Shell. Shell is a global energy company with around 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. Shell’s expertise is in the exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

Christopher joined Shell in 1996 and is based in Houston, Texas. He is responsible for all Tax and Corporate Structuring across the globe for Upstream and Projects and Technology ventures. His teams focus both on strategic and operational excellence across the world. Christopher is also accountable for Regional Americas and certain Africa/ middle East and Asia Pacific countries on all tax matters across all Businesses, which includes Legislative Shaping, Advice, Structuring, Audits and Litigation.

During his career at Shell, Christopher has worked in several roles as a tax attorney/advisor for various businesses including: Marketing, Retail, Manufacturing, Refining and Chemicals; Tax Counsel for Exploration and Production and Americas New Business Development; Regional Tax Manager for Latin America; Head of Tax for the US Tax Organization; and Vice President Tax Global Downstream Businesses.

Christopher received his Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Florida. Christopher has served on various business and philanthropic boards and is also a Trustee for the Shell Oil Company Pension Fund.

Christopher lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and two daughters.