Company Information from ICIS

The Royal Dutch/Shell group of companies is involved in the exploration and production of oil, gas and other energy sources, petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacture.

In Shell’s chemicals business there are six business areas: base chemicals; styrene monomer / propylene oxide and derivatives; ethylene oxide / ethylene glycols; solvents / phenol; higher olefins and derivatives; and propanediol / polytrimethylene terephthalate.

Downstream, the company is making selective growth investments, after a period dominated by disposals. Competitive cost performance and operational excellence are embedded in its strategy.

Shell states that meeting growing global demand for energy in ways that minimise the effect on the environment is a key challenge for its future business. It is pursuing a range of opportunities to develop alternative energy that will both complement today’s core businesses and establish major new income streams over the long term.

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Key Personnel

Chief executive officer: Peter Voser
Chief financial officer: Simon Henry
Chief human resources and corporate officer: Hugh Mitchell
Executive director (upstream international): Malcolm Brinded
Non executive director: Guy Elliott
Upstream Americas director: Marvin Odum
Projects and technology director: Matthias Bichsel
Downstream director: Mark Williams
Legal director: Beat Hess


Head office: The Hague
Shell International BV
Carel van Bylandtlaan 30
2596 HR
The Hague
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0) 70 377 9111
Email: (investor relations)

Head office: London
Shell International Ltd,
Shell Centre,
London SE1 7NA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 207 934 1234
Email: (investor relations)


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