Janette Beinart

Janette Beinart

Vice President and CIO Upstream, Shell International Exploration & Production

Janette Beinart was appointed Vice President and Chief Information Officer Upstream International in May 2011 and VP & CIO Upstream in Jan ’14 taking responsibility for the Upstream IT globally. Janette reports to Jay Crotts, Group CIO.

Janette was born in the UK, but emigrated with her family to Zimbabwe at a young age where she was schooled and later graduated from Cape Town University with a degree in Economics.

She joined Shell in South Africa as an operations research analyst before returning to the UK in 1981.  During her time in Shell, Janette has undertaken a broad range of IT roles predominantly working in the Downstream.  She has focused on the interface between IT and Business in project management and strategy roles.

In mid 2004, Janette took on the role of Downstream-One Programme Manager being responsible for transforming and standardising the Downstream organisation and associated   systems and processes and rolling out an end to end solution across 80% of the Downstream business in 40 countries. This programme has transformed the way people do business in the downstream with fewer business models, standard systems, data and processes, and a consistent organisation design across countries and businesses.

Throughout the Downstream-One Programme, Janette has been responsible for all IT delivery and assurance and has leveraged global delivery methods to achieve more than 50% of the Programme delivery from India.

Since joining the Upstream, Janette has delivered the IT Strategy and has put in place the governance to drive this journey through a very dispersed organisation in a heavily Joint Venture world. Additionally she has brought together the Upstream International and Upstream Americas IT organisations driving synergies and savings and presenting one simplified face off to both the Upstream business and the Projects and Technology organisation.

Janette has relocated to The Hague and will frequently visit her family and two grown sons in the UK.