Michael Alvarez

Background and Experience

Michael Alvarez is responsible for developing and driving strategies for strengthening Shell’s talent pipeline for process technology, engineering and geosciences disciplines, including developing integrated education initiatives and leveraging university recruitment programs and business funded research projects in the United States.  He also serves in an advisory capacity to Shell business units and sites/locations regarding education investments.

Michael has been employed by Shell for over 37 years, holding various assignments in Administrative Services, Supply Chain Management and Corporate Affairs/Human Resources.  Over those years, Michael managed contracts for products and services in support of various Shell Exploration and Production Business Segments and Global Operations. He was a member of the Upstream Contracting and Procurement Leadership Team, responsible for performance management and procurement operation activities.  Michael was a Manager in the Supplier Diversity and Diversity Outreach Office, responsible for developing strategies that provided business opportunities for diverse suppliers, and also managed community outreach programs with national diversity organizations.

Michael is a native of New Orleans and graduated from Southern University of New Orleans with a BS in Business Administration.  He has been very involved in the community, serving on the Louisiana Minority Development Council Board for six years and as chair for three years, serving on various committees with the Louisiana Minority Development Council, Houston Minority Development Council, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance and United Negro College Fund Houston Branch.  He has served on the advisory board of LULAC National Educational Service Centers and is currently serving in an advisory role with the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, LSU Diversity Advisory Board (current chairman) and Houston United Negro College Fund Leadership Council.

“I am serving on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council because it presents a platform to provide my insight and experience regarding the powerful impact of diversity and inclusion.  I also have a great passion for positively impacting college students, and I believe an environment of diversity plays an important role in their overall success.”