Change of Guards At Shell India, Nitin Prasad to be the new Chairman from Oct 1

Change of Guards At Shell India, Nitin Prasad to be the new Chairman from Oct 1

The first woman chairperson of Shell Companies in India Yasmine Hilton will soon hand over the baton to Nitin Prasad, cluster general manager for Shell Lubricants sales and marketing for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Prasad will take over as the chairman of Shell Companies in India from October 1, 2016, Shell India said in a statement. Yasmine Hilton’s tenure as chairman, Shell companies in India will come to an end on September, 30, 2016.


An electrical engineer from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and a management graduate from INSEAD, Prasad  took up his current appointment in 2011 as general manager, Shell Lubricants.

“He has been instrumental in turning around Lubricants business in India. His previous roles in Shell included chemicals where he was general manager supply chain and senior advisor for downstream strategy,” Shell India’s statement said.

Yasmine Hilton began her career in Shell in 1979 in IT and went on to hold a number of senior posts in the group including chief information officer for UK and for Shell’s global retail business, operating in all five continents. In October 2012 she took up a four year assignment as country chairman, the first woman leader in the Indian oil and gas industry.

According to Shell, under her command, Shell Group of Companies in India doubled in size and achieved an excellent operational record. Hilton personally led the creation of the new global IT Centre in Bangalore, creating thousands of new jobs.