John van den Bergh

November 17, 2015 · Allgemein

It is time to introduce to you our first keynote speaker! John van den Bergh is the Vice President for Contracting and Procurement Projects at the largest company in the Netherlands and the 3rd largest company in the world, Royal Dutch Shell!


John van den Bergh has been with Shell for over 30 years in a variety of roles, mostly in Contracting & Procurement. Most of John’s career has been in Upstream in projects as well as in operational roles. He has worked and lived in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, New Zealand, USA, Scotland, UAE and Holland. John van den Bergh spent a few years in the Middle East, initially setting up Shell Iran and managing a buy back contract for offshore facilities in the Gulf. He has also served as the regional supply chain and IT manager for the Middle East and part of Russia.


In 2010, John van den Bergh moved back to the Netherlands to take up the role of managing Contracting & Procurement for the Kashagan Phase 2 project, and has since served as the VP for Contracting & Procurement Projects as well as the VP Contracting & Procurement Upstream International.


Make sure you apply for the UTPC 2016 and maybe you will get the chance to meet John van den Bergh and other Shell representatives and expand your network!

Universiteit Twente

Postbus 217

7500 AE Enschede

t.a.v.: UTPC Stichting, Ravelijn

The Netherlands

Authorized representatives:

Jan Sebastian Steffen (Chairman)

Elisa Vincent (Secretary)

Torben Taros (Treasurer)