Richard Gomes is Chief Operating Officer of the Shell Foundation, which he joined in 2009. Through this work he has supported over 50 social enterprises, helping them to build consumer demand, raise investment and advocate for policy support. He has authored and co-authored several reports examining the lessons learned from the Shell Foundation’s work, including Enterprise Solutions for 2030 and Accelerating Access to Energy.
His more recent work includes the co-creation of new market institutions to support off-grid energy sector growth. Prior to this, Richard worked for the Shell Group across a range of financial and commercial roles in the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.
He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and a postgraduate diploma from the London School of Journalism.
Richard Gomes is based in London, UK, and joined the Board in May 2019.