Kevin M. Nichols
Kevin Nichols was appointed Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the board of directors of our general partner, effective April 2018. Mr. Nichols also serves as Executive Vice President of US Pipelines.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Nichols served as Vice President, Commercial of our General Partner, where he was responsible for commercial activities that included business development, oil movements, tariffs, joint venture governance and portfolio activity since June 2012. Mr. Nichols was involved with the formation of Shell Midstream Partners and has served as an officer of the Master Limited Partnership since the initial public offering in 2014.
Throughout his 26-year career at Shell, Mr. Nichols has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including managing regions of Shell’s Retail business and working in Shell’s Downstream Strategy group in London where he set strategy for market entries and growth in Asia.
Mr. Nichols currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Colonial Pipeline company. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from San Diego State University and an MBA from Rice University.
The Partnership believes that Mr. Nichols’ extensive experience in the energy industry, particularly his experience in the pipeline sector, makes him well qualified to serve as an executive officer and a member of the Board.