Ben Proler Enterprise Sustainability Manager Shell Aviation
AIAA AVIATION Forum 2022
Ben Proler is a native of Houston, Texas and joined Shell Oil Company in 2013.
He currently serves as the Enterprise Sustainability Manager for Shell Aviation. Ben has previously optimized a comprehensive portfolio of physical commodity products for Shell. These products include motor gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, and natural gas.
Ben’s responsibilities today encompass all phases of Shell’s sustainable jet fuel efforts. As the Enterprise Sustainability Manager for Shell Aviation in the Americas, he leads the organization’s commercial strategy and contract negotiation with commercial airlines and corporations for sustainable aviation fuel. Additionally, Ben works with aviation related enterprises in additional decarbonization partnerships. These pathways include hydrogen, direct air capture (DAC), carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), and renewable power.
Ben’s greatest passions are family, public service, and volunteerism. He is the national chairman for Maverick PAC and serves on the board of Congregation Emanu El, the American Jewish Committee, and the Houston Clean City Commission. He is also a term member on the Houston Committee on Foreign Relations.
In 2017, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Today, he is a company commander of a U.S. Reserve Cargo Handling Unit (NCHB13).
He holds a B.A. in Marketing from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.