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HSE Manager- Logistics - Logistics
Shell Oil Co.
Participant in Classs of 2012
Angel Soriano was born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican
Republic. He and his twin brother are the youngest of 4 siblings.
Although both of his parents are of Dominican descent, Angel grew
up speaking both English and Spanish, a product of attending
American schools since kindergarten. By the time he graduated
from high school in 1989, Angel was fully bilingual. After high
school, Angel attended Tulane University in New Orleans, where
he studied Mechanical Engineering. After completing his
Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, Angel was hired by Shell in
1993. Angel has held numerous positions in Shell throughout his
18-year career. They have included: Reliability Engineer,
Surveillance Engineer, Project Engineer, and most recently
Operational Readiness Manager and Operational Excellence
Manager. Angel is married, has 3 young boys, and a beautiful wife
who possesses strong entrepreneurial skills. They own 2
businesses in the Gramercy/Lutcher area of Louisiana. Angel is a
very analytical person, who enjoys being challenged. He believes
that the “devil is in the details”, and thrives on dealing with
complex issues. He is an avid sports fan, and enjoys playing
Volleyball and Soccer in his spare time. Angel also enjoys reading,
traveling and learning new skills.
1. I really enjoyed my time at the Phase 1 class. I was very impressed and honored to share our
time with such a highly qualified set of individuals, instructors, and advisors. There were 3
concepts that I found very enlightening and will begin to use right away: the very comprehensive
360 process and a different perspective on how to evaluate results; the personal/leadership
brand; and Emotional Intelligence. All three of these have really forced me to perform deeper
introspection, to understand what really drives my behaviors and how others view them. I’m very
excited to be part of the program, and I’m really looking forward to working with my team on our
project and our next phases of the class.
2. Going through this first phase of the class has made me realize how important it is to have
selfawareness in order to be a successful leader. I plan to continue refining my Leadership Brand,
and share with my supervisor and mentor. I have also realized how my cultural background has
had an impact on my leadership style and behaviors. With that increased self-awareness and
consciously working on it, I believe I can improve and reach my long term leadership goals.