Commerce Club Luncheon Series

The Commerce Club is an educational networking event for maritime and transportation professionals. On the 2nd Thursday of every month, meet at Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport to network with other leaders in the Port Community. As industry leaders, elected officials, and the heads of governmental agencies, the Commerce Club's speakers know that you live and work in the Port Region every day, and speak to issues that directly affect your bottom line.


October Commerce Club: How will the IMO 2020 0.5% sulphur cap affect stakeholders?

Event Details:

Date: Thursday October 11, 2018
Time: 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport
9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, Texas 77017

Melissa Williams, Global Sales & Marketing-Marine Bunker Fuel, Shell Trading

About Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams, Shell

Melissa is Shell’s Global Sales & Marketing Manager for Marine Bunker Fuel.  In this role, she is responsible for the International Marine Sales and Marketing business in Trading.  She has played a key role in Shell to prepare for IMO 2020 fuel specification change.  Prior to this role, Melissa was Enterprise Optimization manager for Motiva (JV between Shell and Saudi Aramco) where she ensured all of Motiva’s assets were maximizing margin.  In addition, to providing market intelligence and price premises to the organization, she was critical in the development of Motiva’s Trade organization.  Melissa has had several Economics and Scheduling roles at Shell Deer Park and Motiva Convent refineries.  She was also the Crude and Feedstock manager for Motiva during the startup of North America’s largest refinery, Port Arthur.  In that role, her team purchased over 1 million barrels of crude per day.  She has 20 years of professional experience in the pharmaceutical, aeronautical, and oil industries.  She has been with Shell/Motiva for over 20 years where her experience spanned from rotating equipment support to hydrocarbon economic analysis. 

Prior to joining Shell/Motiva, Melissa worked for Mc Neil Consumer Products Company (manufacturer of Tylenol) and she also supported NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) as a flight controller.   

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