Fons ten Kroode has 30 years experience in Geophysical Research at Shell and has held several senior level positions, most recently as manager acquisition and signal processing R&D and Head of the Shell-PDO Geophysical Strategic Alliance. Starting as a borehole geophysicist in 1991, he continued to work in the General Research department as a mathematical geophysicist on Full Waveform Inversion in the mid-nineties. Following this, he held positions as team lead signal processing R&D and manager of Shell’s global seismic imaging R&D program. In this last role at Shell, Fons worked with Magseis Fairfield on an endurance test of a new marine seismic source. He holds a PhD in Mathematics and MSc in Theoretical Physics from the University of Amsterdam, where he was Assistant Professor of Mathematics before joining Shell.