Shawn Carsten was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of the General Partner effective March 2017.
Mr. Carsten recently served as the Downstream Controller - Americas of Equilon Enterprises LLC d/b/a Shell Oil Products US (“SOPUS”). He is a 28-year Shell executive with deep financial and operational management experience, as well as significant experience in Shell’s Upstream, Downstream and Retail businesses. Prior to this role, Mr. Carsten was responsible for the financial results and control framework for SOPUS, as well as finance operations personnel in the United States and in Asia. Mr. Carsten spent 2013 serving as the Finance Shareholding Representative for Motiva, a multi-billion dollar joint venture, where he was responsible for assessing value proposals and investment opportunities. From 2011 through 2012 Mr. Carsten served as the Finance Manager for Supply and Distribution, supporting North and South America with operational management and functional leadership for capital project development, having served in various related capacities since 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Carsten served as the JV Finance Manager for Shell Chemicals in London from 2003 to 2008. Mr. Carsten held various assignments of increasing responsibility in Procurement, IT and Finance leading up to that time.
Mr. Carsten holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Colorado and a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. The Partnership believes that Mr. Carsten’s extensive experience across a wide range of energy segments, particularly his experience in financial management of domestic supply and distribution, makes him well qualified to serve as an executive officer.