Shell is the largest company on the London Stock Exchange, the fifth largest company in the world and the world’s second largest oil company. With operations in 90 countries Shell is involved in all aspects of the oil trade from exploration, production, refining, distribution, marketing and trading. Shell operations produce 3.1 million barrels of oil a day and it operates 44,000 service stations. Shell has three stock exchange listings, the primary listing is London, but it is also on Dutch Euronext and New York exchanges. It has a headquarters in the Hague and a registered office in London.

IT Leader: Alan Matula, CIO

Board level seat: Yes and business unit IT leaders also have a seat at the table

Primary technology platforms at the organisation:  Matula told Mckinsey that Shell divides technology into three areas; foundation technology suppliers are: Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP; infrastructure AT&T, HP, and T-Systems—for networks, end-user computing, and hosting of storage, respectively; and four application services suppliers—Accenture, IBM, Logica, and Wipro

Primary technology suppliers: As above

Strategic aim of the CIO and IT operations for the next financial year: Shell is moving to shared service centres in "low cost" countries, mainly for finance and basic IT processes. Its six centres now employ 8,000 people, with up to another thousand expected by the end of the year.