David Cummins

Executive Director, President and CEO


David is the President and CEO of the Blue Sky Maritime Coalition, and also an Executive Director and member of the Board’s Executive Committee.

In September 2020, Cummins retired as Shell’s Commercial and Business Development Manager for Shipping & Maritime, Americas, supporting maritime chartering activities in the U.S. and Canada, as well as providing strategy and commercial support to Shell’s cabotage crude oil movements in Brazil, and business development support for LNG Distribution and LNG Bunkering Vessels across North and South America. Cummins’
background across his 35+ years of Shell experience covers many locations around the world as well as many diverse businesses and skill areas. Previously, Cummins served as Vice President of Shell Korea Limited, managing relationships with Korean shipyards and heavy industry. Prior to that, Cummins contributed to Shell’s success in technical management, global strategy development, commercial deal making, new business development, strategic customer account management, divestment and portfolio deal teams, capital project planning & execution, and changeanagement/corporate redesign.

Cummins is a frequent speaker with various organizations on topics including Shipping Sectoral Decarbonization, Global/International Account Management, Strategy Development, Negotiation/Deal Making and Cultural Differences between Western and Asian Countries. Cummins is a guest lecturer at the MBA and continuing education programs with St. Gallen University (Switzerland), University of Wyoming (USA), and is a member of the Chemical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga (USA). In his personal time Cummins is an avid golfer and photographer and is also sole proprietor of a timber tract operations company in the U.S.