Leading Businesswoman to Deliver Annual Business Lecture at University

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A senior figure in one of the world’s largest petroleum companies is to deliver a talk at the University of Worcester.

Emma Fitzgerald, the Vice President Global Retail Network at Shell International Petroleum Company, and champion for the British Dyslexia Association, is this year’s guest speaker at the Worcester Business School Annual Lecture. Her talk is titled ‘So just how do you manage 10 million customers every day?’

Ms Fitzgerald’s job involves managing 10 million customer transactions, in 60 different countries, in 45,000 petrol stations every day.

After graduating from Oxford University and completing an MBA at Manchester University, Ms Fitzgerald moved to Beijing to become General Manager of Shell China where the business quadrupled in size under her leadership.

In May 2010 Ms Fitzgerald took on her current role of Vice President of Global Retail Network.

During the lecture, Ms Fitzgerald will not only talk about her day job but also about her work as a champion for the British Dyslexia Association and her experiences as a woman in a senior role.

The lecture takes place on Wednesday, October 19 from 6pm at the University’s City Campus.

Businesses in the local area are welcome to attend and there will be a drink and canapés reception.

Mark Richardson, Head of Worcester Business School, said: “We are delighted to welcome Emma Fitzgerald to our Annual Business School Lecture, which has established itself as an important event in the local business calendar. We are confident that Emma’s wide ranging experience in the business world will provide an informative and enjoyable evening.”

For more information or to confirm your attendance to the event please contact Vicki Lancey on 01905 855279 or via email at