Mahitab Shamseldin

Mahitab Shamseldin worked for 15 years at Shell International as External Relations Manager, Middle East and North Africa Internal Communications Manager and Social Investment / Social Performance (Corporate Social Responsibility) Manager for Shell in Abu Dhabi.

She is a communications specialist with over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in the Middle East. Her career at Shell International extended to cover communications, social investment & performance and strategic content development. Her track record of development and management of creative solutions for the business is recognized in her management of Social Performance programmes and initiatives in the UAE.

During her career at Shell, she was responsible for the MENA region internal communications during the 2011 Arab spring ensuring strategic messaging during the crisis. She has an in-depth understanding of the Middle East issues and social context.

Mahitab was also the Chief Editor of Shell’s MENA region stakeholder publication, which was distributed to over 4000 stakeholders in the Middle East region.