UpdateMOVES: Shell appoints van Beurden as CEO effective 1 Jan '14

09 July 2013 10:22  [Source: ICIS news]

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SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Anglo-Dutch energy major Shell said on Tuesday its current downstream director Ben van Buerden will replace Peter Voser as the company’s CEO effective from 1 January next year.

Voser will leave Shell at the end of March 2014, Shell said in a statement.

Van Buerden has been the company’s downstream director and a member of Shell’s executive committee since January this year.

He has held a number of technical and commercial roles in Shell’s upstream and downstream businesses including 10 years in the LNG (liquefied natural gas) business.

He was executive vice president, Chemicals from December 2006 until his appointment to the Shell executive committee.

In his role as head of the business, van Beurden served on the boards of European trade group Cefic and the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA).

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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