Linda Z. Cook 

Linda Z. Cook

December 1, 2016

  • International business operations experience at a senior policy-making level of a large, complex company 
  • Expertise in financing, operating and investing in companies 
  • Extensive service on the boards of several large public companies in regulated industries 
  • Human Resources and Compensation Committee (Chair)
  • Audit Committee
  • Corporate Governance, Nominating and Social Responsibility Committee
  • None

Ms. Cook is a Partner, Managing Director and member of the Executive Committee of EIG Global Energy Partners, an investment firm focused on the global energy industry, and CEO of Harbour Energy, Ltd., an energy investment vehicle. Ms. Cook has served as a director of the company since 2016.


Ms. Cook joined EIG in 2014, after spending over 29 years with Royal Dutch Shell at various companies in the U.S., the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Canada. At her retirement from Royal Dutch Shell, Ms. Cook was a member of the Executive Committee in the Netherlands headquarters and a member of the Board of Directors. Her primary executive responsibility was Shell’s global upstream Natural Gas business in addition to oversight for Shell’s global trading business, Shell Renewable Energy, and Shell’s Downstream R&D and Major Projects organizations. Ms. Cook previously was CEO of Shell Canada Limited, CEO of Shell Gas & Power and Executive VP of Finance, Strategy and HR for Shell’s global Exploration and Production business.


Ms. Cook chairs the Board of Directors of Chrysaor Holdings Limited, a private company in the oil and gas business. She has previously served on the Boards of Directors of KBR, Inc., The Boeing Company, Marathon Oil Corporation, Cargill Inc., Royal Dutch Shell plc, Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum Co. NV and Shell Canada Limited. Ms. Cook is also a member of the  Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a Trustee of the University of Kansas Endowment Association. Ms. Cook earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Kansas.


B.S. in Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas