Quentin D'Silva

Quentin D'Silva is a Pakistani Christian business executive.

Quentin D'Silva
Alma materUniversity of Karachi
OccupationBusiness executive
EmployerTarmac Middle East
Known forChairman & Chief Executive, Shell Pakistan Limited
Board member ofShell Pakistan Limited
Pakistan Refinery Limited
Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust
Al Dhahira Tarmac SAOC


D'Silva was born in Karachi, Pakistan and studied at St Patrick's High School, Karachi.[citation needed] He gained an MBA from the University of Karachi.[citation needed]

After graduating he worked in marketing and sales with Reckitt Benckiser and Gillette.[1] In 1997 he joined Shell Pakistan Limited.[2] He later spent part of his career with Shell in the Middle East, managing a number of geographic areas and across several business lines, including Shell joint ventures.[1] By 24 February 2000 he had risen to Commercial Manager of Shell.[3]

D'Silva had reached the position of Chief Executive Officer of Shell Middle East and central Asia by 2005. That year he travelled to Dhaka, Bangladesh for the launching of a Ranks Petroleum Ltd and Shell Middle East joint venture.[2]

In May 2006 he was elected to the Board of Shell Pakistan Limited and also appointed Chairman & Chief Executive, a position he held till August 2006.[4]

In 2006 he was also a trustee of the Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust.[5]

He joined the board of PRL in 2006 and resigned in 2007.[6]

He joined Tarmac Middle East in March 2009 as Regional Director. In 2011 he was also a member of the Board of Al Dhahira Tarmac SAOC, Tarmac Oman Limited and Midmac Tarmac Qatar Company WLL.[1]