Shell’s Marvin Odum on a Changing Industry

Marvin Odom speaks at the Kleinman Center
Marvin Odom speaks at the Kleinman Center

On March 3, Shell Oil Company president Marvin Odum spoke with students and faculty in the Kleinman Center Energy Forum as part of a daylong event co-sponsored with the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative.

In the forum, Odum discussed today’s energy transition and stressed the need for future industry leaders who embrace collaboration as they pave a unique path. Wharton Professor Arthur van Benthem moderated the discussion, and students lined up to ask questions during a busy question-and-answer period.

On the future of energy policy, Odum said, “There’s an opportunity here—particularly for companies like Shell—to co-create a solution with somebody who’s deeply into this business and clearly understands energy markets, what a transition might look like, and what the barriers are to that change taking place.”

Get highlights in Wharton’s event recap and Shell’s related article. Full photograph album here

Two men speak on a stage
A full room of people listening to a lecture