Student Profile - Kirk Miller

Kirk Miller

National Origin


Current Location

Kernah, TX


Oil & Energy



EMBA Class of

Kirk Miller
Operations Manager


Kirk Miller is an operations manager for Shell, where he is responsible for managing the production of a range of petro-chemical products. With a background in leading change, he also provides guidance to the refinery extended leadership team on strategies to achieve its vision. Kirk began his career in Australia with BHP Billiton before transferring to Shell Refining, where he held several leadership positions in engineering, maintenance, project management and business improvement. He has led initiatives to improve safety and business performance across two continents and multiple operating sites.

Why This Program?

I had reached a point in my career where I was looking for new challenges and wanted to close some knowledge gaps in general management with an MBA. I purposely looked at EMBA programs outside of Texas, as I didn’t want a program focused on oil and gas. Instead, I sought to be part of a diverse cohort where the rigorous curriculum is reinforced by high-performing executives from a wide range of industries. I also wanted a program with a global brand and a focus on action learning so I could apply what I learned in school — and from my classmates — immediately to my job. MIT Sloan’s EMBA program was a great fit. It offers many differentiators that create a unique educational experience.