Matthew Tipper was appointed VP of Shell Alternative Energies in 2012, where he has responsibility for developing advanced biofuels, hydrogen and electric mobility, marketing of Shell GTL Fuels, and supporting Shell’s sugar and cane ethanol joint venture in Brazil. He joined Shell Alternative Energies in 2009 and has more than 25 years of commercial experience in Shell, gained across various downstream business roles, primarily in trading and supply. He was previously responsible for leading Shell’s global gasoline trading business, where he spent several years working in Houston and established a number of new trading ventures. He spent much of his early career in a range of trading and supply operations in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Tipper has a first degree in geography and an M.B.A. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a graduate of Mansfield College Oxford. He is a non-executive director of bio-bean, a UK bio-energy company.