The Program Management Team at Shell and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory work together to help the startup companies mature their technologies to accelerate energy transitions.

Akilah Leblanc

Akilah LeBlanc

Shell General Manager Commercial Innovation Partnerships

Yesim Jonsson

Yesim Jonsson

Shell Commercial Partnership Manager/GCxN Program Director

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Johanna Jamison

GCxN Program Manager

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Alicia Williams

Supply Chain Lead – New Energies Technology at Shell

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Tonya McCabe

Project Controller


Rachelle Ihly

GCxN Technical Project Manager

Kristi Theis

Communications Lead, NREL Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center


This Steering Committee guide the overall vision and strategy for the program.

Lene Hviid

Global Manager Shell Research Alliance & GameChanger, GCxN board chairman

Richard Adams

Director, NREL Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

Ajay Mehta

Global Manager New Energies Research & Technology at Shell