Violet Okpere

General Manager CP Projects


I started my professional career with a degree in civil engineering very excited to start my first job with Bouyges as a site engineer at the young age of 20. I joined Shell Nigeria soon after in the Supply Chain function fulling the keen desire to join the oil and gas industry. I have now worked 30 years in this industry with a career that spans across Africa (Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique) Asia (Brunei), Europe (Aberdeen, Netherlands, London), managing regional and global teams and portfolios. My roles have remained primarily in Supply Chain Management covering all facets, leading, and managing people, across cultural and business boundaries. I am now a General Manager responsible for contracting and procurement of all Shell Group major projects in Europe, Middle East, and Africa with a portfolio value of over $40bln capex.

I look back on my career to date and am proud of the achievements and recognition of driving commercial delivery and transformational change which centres on people and teams, with excellence in execution & business delivering, managing collaborative relationships across Companies, Suppliers, Joint Ventures, and Government.