Nitin Prasad is a dynamic and accomplished business leader who, with over 25 years of experience, has delivered high growth across large organizations and developed, launched, and operated new business verticals in Semiconductors, Chemicals, Energy, and Clean Energy across geographies.
Nitin has won numerous awards and recognitions, including Economic Times Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia, Fortune 40 under 40, Economic Times- Spencer Stuart 40 under 40, and more. Nitin has delivered business turnarounds, built and scaled new business verticals, developed energy transition/ climate change strategies, and influenced policy change in India. As Chairman of Shell Companies in India, Nitin has oversight over all of Shell's companies and investments in India. He has spearheaded Shell India's response to the energy transition and climate change, driving the strategy to build Shell India into a material, highly profitable multi-billion dollar low carbon business while addressing legacy issues, consolidating the Gas and Upstream businesses, and addressing transition and physical risks.
Nitin is a sustainability champion and well-recognized thought leader on climate action - he has defined Shell's energy transition and climate change strategy for India and successfully influenced an enabling policy environment for accelerating decarbonization in the country. He chairs multiple ClI committees (Air Quality, Hydrocarbons, CCUS); is on the Vikasa Executive Committee (a coalition of corporates including Hindustan Unilever, Aditya Birla Group, Technip, focused on collaboration opportunities to deliver the UN SDGs in India) and is an active participant in several other forums. Nitin has also co-founded multiple cross-sector, industry-wide coalitions - Industry Net Zero (over 60 members, active in COPs), Build Ahead (construction decarbonization), and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS). Nitin strongly advocates collaborations and partnerships being key to solving climate change and other global systemic challenges.
Nitin did his schooling at the Doon School in India and Frankfurt, Germany; he received his engineering degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, and his MBA from INSEAD, France. He is an avid sports enthusiast who enjoys golf, tennis, sailing, skiing, and diving. He currently lives in New Delhi with his family.