Shell Appoints New Downstream Director
Royal Dutch Shell plc has announced the appointment of Huibert Vigeveno as its new downstream director, effective January 1, 2020.
Vigeveno will become a member of the executive committee and will succeed John Abbott, Shell confirmed in a company statement. Abbott will remain available to the new downstream director and the executive committee to assist with the transition until March 31, 2020.
Vigeveno is currently the executive vice president of global commercial at Shell. He joined the company in 1995 and led the integration of BG.
“I am grateful to John for his strong leadership of the downstream business, and particularly for having strengthened its performance and portfolio,” Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden said in a company statement.
“Over many years he has delivered critical contributions to the Shell group across a range of businesses and geographies. Through his determined efforts, underpinned by a focus on strengthening safety leadership and people development he leaves our downstream business well positioned for the future,” he added.
Earlier this year, Shell announced the appointment of Wael Sawan as its new upstream director. Sawan joined Shell in 1997 and has worked in the company’s upstream, integrated gas and downstream business units.
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