CEO of Shell Ukraine Exploration & Production
Patrick van Dale
2007 Nogaro. France. The first visit of Ukrainian delegation to SEM
It’s our understanding that this year may bring end to your term in Ukraine. On behalf of our team “LSA HADI Honda” we want to express our gratitude to you for providing an opportunity to participate in your program, which we’ve recognized as an important part of our professional development. Since our first involvement in “Shell Eco-marathon 2007” we’ve always felt well supported by your company. Many of our experiences on this project were new to us, but we learned a lot about the advanced technology and Shell’s leadership in the industry. What began with our debut in 2010 and was confirmed by our achievement in 2011, has led to full and active preparation for competition in 2012. We think you’d agree this is our mutual success.
The first presentation of the vehicle participant SEM. KhNADU. 2008
Participation in “Shell Eco-marathon” is a great step in professional self-development for each of us. This has been an exceptional opportunity for Ukrainian students to strengthen their knowledge and skills acquired at university directly in the manufacture of real eco car. As an added bonus, we have had rare possibility to communicate with participants from other countries, and learn from their knowledge and experience. Due to “Shell Eco-marathon”, for the first time we have seriously thought about environmental problems and the search for energy-efficient solutions. I’m sure this influence will remain for many of us for the rest of our lives.
Patrick van Dale and Anna Dumanska
meeting with team
We are confident that the experience and knowledge gained in this project will help us greatly in our future careers. We can see the experience corroborated in real life. Alexander Kostrubov, who took an active part in the team, was successful working in an official «Honda» dealership after graduation. Olena Tokmylenko won a "Fulbright Program" grand to study toward a master's degree at Clemson University, USA, another indicator of new career opportunities that measure the success of our team.
Thank you again for the opportunities you’ve provided to us, and we wish you success in your future work!
Sincerely, Aleksandr Chernyshov, captain of team “LSA KHADI Honda”