Shell India Names Nitin Prasad to Replace Yasmin Hilton as Country Head

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) reported Monday that Dr Yasmine Hilton, currently chairman, Shell Companies in India and Vice President IT Project Excellence, Shell will end her assignment Sept. 30, after a distinguished career spanning 37 years with Shell. Nitin Prasad, country head, Shell Lubricants will succeed Dr Hilton effective Oct. 1.

Yasmine Hilton began her career in Shell in 1979 in IT (information technology) and went on to hold a number of senior posts in the Group including Chief Information Officer for the UK and for Shell's global Retail business, operating in all five continents. In October 2012 she took up a four year assignment as country chairman, the first woman leader in the Indian oil and gas Industry.

As chairman, Yasmine Hilton steered the company through a long-running and complex tax dispute, the favorable outcome of which was a positive one for foreign investment in India. She transformed the Company with an integrated One Shell India approach and a strong focus on talent development, HSSE (health, safety, security and environment) and equality in the workplace.

During her stewardship, the Company has doubled in size and achieved an excellent operational record. She personally led the creation of the new global IT Centre in Bangalore, creating thousands of new jobs. These achievements were reflected in her ranking as the ninth most powerful business woman in India by Fortune Magazine.

An electrical engineer from Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S. and a management graduate from INSEAD, Prasad took up his current appointment in 2011 as general manager, Shell Lubricants in the third largest lubricants market in the world. He has been instrumental in turning around lubricants business in India. His previous roles in Shell include Chemicals where he was general manager APME Supply Chain and senior advisor on Downstream Strategy.

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