Grischa Sauerberg

Grischa Sauerberg

Vice President of Sectoral Decarbonisation & Innovation, Shell

As Vice President, Sectoral Decarbonisation & Innovation in Shell’s Sectors & Decarbonisation business, Grischa Sauerberg is responsible for delivering decarbonisation pathways for customers in the mining sector as well as in new-to-Shell sectors. 

Grischa leads a team that identifies, develops and incubates decarbonisation solutions in close collaboration with partners, to help customers achieve their net carbon reduction targets. In his capacity, he also drives the innovation roadmap in Shell’s Sectors & Decarbonisation organisation, e.g. by leveraging on best-in-class digital capabilities.

The Sectors & Decarbonisation business consists of sector-focused teams with deep sectoral expertise and understanding of specific customer challenges that help them identify how Shell can best support these customers’ decarbonisation ambitions. This includes offering low-carbon products and solutions such as biofuels, electrification of assets and fleets, hydrogen and renewable power, as well as carbon capture and storage, and0nature-based0offsets. 

Grischa began his career at Shell in 2001 and gained extensive commercial, operations, M&A and strategy experience in various local and global assignments across Shell’s downstream businesses in Germany, Poland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Grischa considers himself fortunate to be working in a field that allows him to tap on his passions for customers, digital innovation, and commercial business development, to accelerate the much-needed energy transition.  

Grischa is also a Board Member of AFSN (Aviation Fuelling Services Norway), Shell’s Aviation JV in Norway, and of MachineMax, a Shell-owned digital equipment management platform that allows operators to track entire fleets using sensor technology and cloud computing, maximising efficiency and lowering emissions in the process. 

Grischa is a German national and holds a degree in Business Administration from the Hamburg Business School. He’s married to Ayla and they have three children.