Upon retirement as President of Shell Oil Company in 2008, Mr. Hofmeister founded and heads the not-for-profit membership association, Citizens for Affordable Energy.
A business leader who has participated in the inner workings of multiple industries for over 35 years, Hofmeister also has held executive leadership positions in General Electric, Nortel and AlliedSignal (now Honeywell International).
Hofmeister served as the Chairman of the National Urban League and is the Chairman of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee. He serves as non-executive Director of Hunting plc, London; Applus+, Barcelona; CAMAC Energy, Inc., Houston; America Greener Technologies, Mesa, AZ.
Hofmeister is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. He also is a past Chairman and serves as a Director Emeritus of the Greater Houston Partnership. He is the author of Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
Hofmeister serves as a Wrigley Scholar/Executive in Residence in the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. He is also a Lecturer at the University of Houston.
Hofmeister earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Political Science from Kansas State University. In May 2010 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Houston and from Kansas State University in 2014.
John Hofmeister is a speaker at the Oil and Gas Councils North America Assembly, click here for more information