Hector A. Pineda
Head of Legal US; Associate General Counsel Downstream at Shell
Hector Pineda was appointed Shell Oil Company’s Head of Legal for the United States in 2016. Hector is accountable for consulting with the US Legal management team on country-wide legal and reputational issues, consulting with Shell Oil’s US Country Chair, and creating a sense of community and teamwork for all US based legal staff. In addition, Hector was recently named Associate General Counsel – Downstream for the US, Central & South America. In his 23 years with Shell’s legal department, Hector has supported major Upstream and Downstream business segments in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Outside of Shell, Hector serves on the board of Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston, a charitable organization providing comprehensive medical services to Houston’s homeless population. He also serves on the Board of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. While he has lived near Houston for most of the last 23 years, Hector is a native of New Orleans and obtained his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and law degree from Tulane University Law School. Hector and his wife of 26 years, Kheena, are the proud parents of two sons.