Shell Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden traveled to Brazil this month and in addition to his meetings with Brazilian executives and government officials, he also met with the leaders of tomorrow – Iniciativa Jovem entrepreneurs.

Fifty entrepreneurs from Iniciativa Jovem, Shell LiveWIRE’s Brazil programme, joined van Beurden for a conversation circle on innovation, leadership and the future of the energy sector. Van Beurden said that he believed embracing this disruption – and its opportunities – is key to helping Shell adapt to this changing landscape.

“The whole dynamic of our industry is fundamentally different,” van Beurden told the entrepreneurs. “The whole future of energy will look different. It’s going to be disrupted, and I don’t think disruption comes from the inside. Disruption comes from outside.”