Full Name
Karrie Trauth
Job Title
General Manager, Shipping & Maritime Americas
Speaker Bio
As the General Manager of Shipping and Maritime for the Americas, Karrie leads a community of maritime and commercial professionals that provide operational and technical maritime solutions across Shell’s businesses in North and South America. Her organization is responsible for a wide range of activities including chartering of ships and barges, providing operational support in terminals and refineries, emergency response services, and operational and behavioral safety. Karrie and her team also develop new business opportunities and help design new floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units.

Karrie began her career as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy, serving as one of the first group of women assigned in combat ships. After completing her naval service, she joined Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans as the Engineering Manager for R&D, beginning a career in ship design and construction and ultimately had responsibility for running a shipyard that built Destroyers for the US Navy. She joined Shell in 2012, initially as a project manager in Houston, followed by roles in London as manager and General Manager of Shell’s Shipping & Maritime Technology and Innovation group globally before assuming her current position.

Karrie holds bachelor’s and master’s engineering degrees from MIT and an MBA from Georgetown University. She lives in Houston with her wife Angela. Karrie is most proud of the emerging leaders she’s developed and high-performing teams she’s built through the years. She considers herself humbled to be part of a team which is becoming the world leader in delivering more and cleaner energy solutions to society.
Karrie Trauth