Shell to set up global IT center in Bangalore

Oil and gas giant Shell on Friday announced plans to inaugurate a global information technology centre in Bengaluru with the potential to employ as many as 5,000 people.

The new technology centre will cater to marketing, projects and technology, downstream refining and upstream oil and gas production businesses, a company statement said.

In Bengaluru, Shell zeroed in on RMZ Eco World for 3,50,000 square feet space.

The company has chosen Bengaluru as a rich pool of diverse IT talent is easily available matching the requirements of Shell.

The oil and gas giant already employs thousands of people in India. As many 1,000 scientists and engineers work in its Bengaluru office, and it also a business operations centre in Chennai.