Royal Dutch Shell plc announced Thursday that Jessica Uhl will succeed Simon Henry as the company’s new chief financial officer.
Henry will remain on the board as CFO until March 9, 2017 and sign the 2016 annual report, after which he will hand over his duties. He will then remain available to Jessica and to the Board to assist with transition until June 30, 2017.
Henry has been with Shell for over 30 years and was appointed chief financial officer of the company in May 2009, responsible for strategy, planning and information technology, as well as the company’s financial activities.
“I have been privileged to spend the past 34 years working with great colleagues, in a great company. Together we have made a difference in an industry that really matters to so many people around the world. I wish Jessica every success in the role, and am confident that she and Shell will deliver a world class investment, in the most responsible and sustainable way,” Henry said.
Uhl, an American citizen, grew up in California and holds a BA in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley (1989) and an MBA from INSEAD (1997).
She joined Shell in 2004 and has held finance leadership roles, based in Europe and the USA, in Shell’s Upstream, Integrated Gas and Downstream businesses, as well as in Projects & Technology and Corporate headquarters.
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