10 October 2012 10:57 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Shell has named Ben van Beurden, its current executive vice president of chemicals, as the new director of its downstream operations, the Anglo-Dutch energy company said on Wednesday.
He replaces Mark Williams, who is to leave the company after 33 years. The appointment will be effective from 1 January 2013. Shell declined to comment on who would be filling van Beurden's former role.
Van Beurden, who also serves on the boards of the International Council of Chemistry Associations (ICCA) and the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), joined Shell in 1983 as a gas processing engineer.
In 1996, he became general manager of operations at Shell’s Malaysia LNG unit, before becoming vice president of Mexico gas and power. He was named as executive vice president of chemicals in December 2005.
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