Since 2005 Dr. Sweeney has been Executive Vice President of Renewables, Hydrogen, CO2 & Power of Shell. Graeme joined Shell in 1976 and performed various roles in manufacturing, sales & marketing and consultancy. In 1997 Graeme was appointed Vice President of Fuels where he launched the first successful differentiated fuels program. In this role he laid a foundation for Shell in establishing a Hydrogen business. Before joining Renewables & Hydrogen, Graeme was Vice President Manufacturing Supply and Distribution for Shell Europe Oil Products.
Dr. Sweeney is also a member of the Gleneagles Dialogue Project Steering Board, the Advisory Council of the European Union - Zero Emission Platform (EU-ZEP) in which capacity he co-edited the Strategic Deployment Document, and the UK Energy Research Partnership (UKERP). He chairs the Advisory Board of the UK Energy Research Center (UKERC) and works in the context of Chairman with DTI/DEFRA on the Near-Zero Emission Coal (NZEC) and the EU Coach programmes.
Graeme has a PhD in Mathematics from the Victoria University of Manchester and holds a Physics degree from the same institution and is a Chartered Physicist.