Alumni - De la Rey Venter

Alumni award

Mr De la Rey Venter: local talent with global impact

Mr De la Rey Venter is the executive vice-president: Joint Ventures, Shell Upstream International, which is part of one of the world’s largest energy players, the Royal Dutch Shell Group.

He is responsible for operations that produce roughly 20% of the group’s oil and gas and generate several billion dollars in net profit and cash. The businesses he manages directly employ several thousand people and, counting joint venture staff and permanent contractors, have a broader employment footprint of tens of thousands.

As a significant player in the oil and gas industry, De la Rey is a proud ambassador of his alma mater, the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (PU for CHE), where he served as president of the Student’s Council and Member of the University Council in 1994. He obtained a B.Commerce Degree in Accounting and Finance (Cum Laude) from the PU for CHE.