Peter Voser to Step Up As Shell's Next Chief Executive


The Board of Royal Dutch Shell has announced that Peter Voser will succeed Jeroen van der Veer as Chief Executive, effective 1 July 2009. Voser (50) is Chief Financial Officer and a Director of the Board since October 2004.

"I am delighted to announce Peter Voser as the next Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell," said RDS plc Chairman Jorma Ollila. "Peter has the experience, qualities and personal leadership to drive Shell forward, building on the strong position established by Jeroen van der Veer.

"Voser's selection came after a comprehensive assessment and review of internal and external candidates led by the Board Nomination and Succession Committee," Ollila added.

Voser joined the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies in 1982 and has held a number of finance and business roles in Switzerland, Argentina, Chile and the UK until March 2002. He then joined Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Ltd as Chief Financial Officer, returning to Shell four years ago.

Voser, a Swiss citizen, was born in Baden, Switzerland. He is married and has three children. Voser graduated in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland, in 1982.