Cynthia (Cindy) DeLaney

Member of the Audit Committee
Cynthia (Cindy) DeLaney has been elected to serve on our Board of Directors since June 2021. Since January 2014, Ms. DeLaney has served as the Global Fuel Oil commodity trading manager for Shell Trading. In this role she manages Shell’s global Fuel Oil trading activities with primary trading offices in Singapore, Rotterdam and Houston, covering Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and other offices in cities such as Calgary, Dubai and Moscow. For the previous nine years (2005-2013), she managed the Americas Fuel Oil Trading team. Before her position as the Americas Trading Manager, Ms. DeLaney was a trader in fuel oil, VGO, gasoline and gasoline components (1999-2005). She has over 25 years’ experience as a trader and in technical aspects of the petrochemical/refining industry. In her role as the Global Trading Manager of Fuel Oil, Ms. DeLaney has increased the profitability of Shell’s global fuel oil trading business which grew steadily over her tenure. Since October 2016, Ms. DeLaney has served as a director and Vice President of Shell Trading US Company (STUSCo). She is also a member of the Executive group of the Houston Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN) which works to promote and develop women’s careers in Energy and STEM fields. Ms. DeLaney started her working career in 1991 as an Electrical Engineer at Arco Chemical Company (now Lyondell) in Houston. She moved from technical to commercial activities at Arco, eventually trading MTBE and gasoline components from Arco’s Newtown Square, Pennsylvania headquarters. In 1998, she moved to Koch Industries, in Houston, to trade MTBE before being hired in 1999 by Shell to trade gasoline, and then Fuel Oil and VGO. Ms. DeLaney has B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University. The Board believes Ms. DeLaney is qualified to serve as a director based on her leadership experience and extensive experience in business.
Independent Director