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Ethical BG …is Shell a good fit …given that The Corrib Project stinks all the way to the top

EMAIL RECIPIENTS AT BG GROUP AND ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC ARE AS LISTED From: THE OSSL COMPANY <[email protected]> Subject: Ethical BG …is Shell a good fit …given that The Corrib Project stinks all the way to the top Date: 6 January 2016 at 14:22:57 GMT To: [email protected], [email protected], tobybates <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected], “<[email protected]>” <[email protected]>, “<[email protected]>” […]

Shell launches agreed £47bn bid for UK gas producer BG Group

Guardian article by Julia Finch published 7 April 2015 Shell launches agreed £47bn bid for UK gas producer BG Group BG confirmed on Wednesday that it was offering a cash and shares deal worth £13.67 a share – a 50% premium on BG’s market value on Tuesday night, when news of the deal first leaked. […]


Photo: John Donovan: Co-founder Royal Dutch Shell EMAIL FROM JOHN DONOVAN CIRCULATED TO EVERY IRISH T.D. ON 6 APRIL 2015 Response from The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission on 2 April 2015 SHELL CORRUPTION OF IRISH POLICE, AS ADMITTED BY ITS AGENT/CONTRACTOR: OSSL (£30,000 worth of free alcohol given as a Christmas Gift to Garda […]


JOHN DONOVAN EMAIL TO MR MICHIEL BRANDJES, COMPANY SECRETARY AND GENERAL COUNSEL CORPORATE, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC On 3 Mar 2015, at 23:40, John Donovan wrote: Dear Mr Brandjes Several months ago, I publicly accused OSSL directors of bombarding Shell with blackmail demands for two years over the Shell sponsored corruption scandal in Ireland. OSSL […]

Working for Shell didn’t stop me having morals or accepting climate change, says Mark Moody-Stuart

By John Donovan The Guardian has published another article by former Royal Dutch Shell Group Chairman, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart. He is apparently attempting to deal with the recent suggestion by Jonathan Porritt  that oil company employees should conducer quitting their jobs on moral grounds. Sir Mark says that working for Shell didn’t stop him from […]

The Case against Malcolm Brinded CBE

Email Dated 4 March 2015 from Mr Bill Campbell, Retired HSE Group Auditor, Shell International, to Mr Billy Gordon, a senior officer of Police Scotland The Case against Malcolm Brinded CBE:  Dear Mr Gordon Firstly, I would like to thank you for your continual support especially over the period when the Fiscal Anne Currie was carrying out […]

Irish Police reopen and expand investigation into Shell corruption case?

By John Donovan According to an insider source, the Irish Police Garda Ombudsman Commission has reopened and expanded an investigation into evidence of corruption surrounding the Corrib Gas Project in Ireland. I understand that this development was prompted by new evidence published on this website in relation to the whistleblower Irish company OSSL. Its directors […]


To its credit Shell has not given in to the subsequent money demands, but neither has it apparently reported the matter to the Irish Police. One can see the difficulty. How do you go about asking the Irish police to investigate a blackmail plot over free alcohol worth over €35,000 given to the Irish Police […]

American, Chad Holliday, replacing Jorma Ollila as Shell Chairman

By John Donovan Chad Holliday, the former chairman of Bank of America, is replacing the Finn Jorma Ollila as chairman of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Before his four year stint as chairman at Bank of America, Holliday was chairman and chief executive of Dupont. Commenting, Mr Ollila said, ‘I am delighted that the Board has […]

OSSL Blackmail Plot Against Shell?

By John Donovan Since 22 October 2014 I have been updating an article posing the question: “Shell being blackmailed?” Top people at Royal Dutch Shell  have all spoken directly to a director of a former Shell “Mr Fixit” company in Ireland, OSSL, which has bombarded Shell with money demands to settle a dispute that Shell […]

Shell being blackmailed?

UPDATED FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER 2014 – SEE BLUE TEXT BELOW ORIGINAL ARTICLE PUBLISHED 22 OCTOBER 2014 By John Donovan There is evidence, some of it covertly obtained, that Royal Dutch Shell Plc may be the victim of a sustained blackmail operation. Shell has not called in the police to investigate. Why not? Because certain information […]

Shell 15 page confidential statement about OSSL allegations

By John Donovan I have provided a link to a 15 page document dated 3 October 2014, which Shell supplied to OSSL, the Irish company that has made serious allegations against Shell. The information in the document may be of interest to some readers who have followed the long running saga and likewise newspapers and […]

The truth about OSSL allegations

 By John Donovan OSSL, the former Mr Fixit company for Shell EP Ireland, distributed sweeteners (bribes) on behalf of Shell to various parties to ease the tortuously slow progress of the controversial Corrib Gas Project. The lucky recipients included a senior Irish Police Officer, Detective Chief Superintendent John Gilligan ([email protected]) OSSL has now supplied me with […]

Rich hypocrite Jorma Ollila joins U.S. investment bank

By John Donovan Jorma Ollila, the departing Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell Plc., has joined a New York based investment bank, Perella Weinberg Partners. I can only assume that they are not concerned by the scandal of his failure to disclose ownership of a Luxembourg company worth €8.2 million. He admitted breaking the law,  but prefers to […]

Shell signs global strategic alliance agreement with CNOOC

(Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell: Tuesday, 17 June 2014 * Shell and CNOOC sign global strategic alliance agreement * Shell and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (cnooc) announced today that they have signed a global strategic alliance agreement * Under agreement, companies also commit to exploring potential cooperation opportunities in upstream, midstream and downstream * […]

Jorma Ollila, tainted departing chairman of Royal Dutch Shell Plc

“During Ollila’s time at the helm, Shell has spent hundreds of billions on new projects and lavished generous pay deals on its executives, leading to several protest votes by big investors.” By John Donovan The Sunday Times reported on the front page of its business section on 8 June 2014 the news that Shell has […]

Leaving a sinking ship: Royal Dutch Shell Plc

Bichsel will undoubtedly leave shortly, joining Ollila, Rees, Brown, Brinded, Voser, Finlayson, Carne… And when everything starts to collapse, he will at least now have the satisfaction of saying “I told you so”. This is typical for a coward… By John Donovan Earlier today Reuters published comments attributed to Royal Dutch Shell Plc Executive Director, Matthias […]

Shell starts search for successor to chief

Extract from a Financila Times article by Andrew Parker and Guy Chazan published 8 June 2014 One person familiar with the situation said Mr Ollila was planning to step down because of corporate governance rules, and that the timing of his departure had nothing to do with Shell’s recent financial difficulties. Ben van Beurden became the company’s […]

Oil Giant Shell Kicks Off Hunt For New Chair

Extract from a SkyNews article by its City Editor, Mark Kleinman, published Saturday 7 June 2014  Royal Dutch Shell, the biggest company on London’s stock market, has kicked off the hunt for a new chairman. Sky News has learnt that the oil giant has asked Egon Zehnder International, the executive search firm, to identify a […]

Threat by GSOC officer leading investigation of Shell/Irish Police Corruption allegations

Threat against John Donovan by officer leading Garda Ombudsman investigation of Shell/Irish Police Corruption allegations – Mr Johan Groenewald.  Warning by Mr Groenewald about honesty of OSSL before he has even announced the result of his impartial investigation Denial by Mr Groenewald that he tore up OSSL statements As a result of revelations in the […]

Irish Corruption Scandal: OSSL Cessation of hostilities

By John Donovan Last month I supplied OSSL directors with admittance passes for the Royal Dutch Shell AGM in The Hague. I have already published a transcript of the resultant interesting public discussion between Desmond Kane for OSSL (above right) and the two top people at Shell, its CEO Ben van Beurden and Chairman Jorma […]

The most Bilderbergian company of all, Shell Oil

Bilderberg critics are often labelled conspiracy theorists, particularly due to beliefs that the meeting is a sinister attempt by the global elite to concentrate power and establish a global government. (Source) Extract from a Guardian article by Charlie Skelton published 2 June 2014 under the headline: Bilderberg 2014: George Osborne and the man at the centre […]

Ben van Beurden and Jorma Ollila agree OSSL meeting to achieve ‘a happy conclusion’

By John Donovan Printed below is a transcript of a self-explanatory exchange at the Shell AGM this morning involving Desmond Kane representing whistleblower company OSSL and Jorma Ollila (Chairman) and Ben van Beurden (CEO) representing Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Note that Ben van Beurden repeatedly stresses that there is no evidence to support the allegations OSSL is […]

Royal Dutch Shell Chairman Jorma Ollila failed to disclose ownership of Luxembourg company worth €8.2 million

“It will be interesting to see what happens next. If Ollila (right) did not disclose his Luxembourg interests to the authorities, this was presumably because he did not declare them for tax purposes either. So when others within the companies that he leads commit breaches of inconvenient laws, they can presumably use the justification that […]

Jorma Ollila fined for concealing Luxembourg investments

Extract from an article published 26 March 2014 by Uutiset Jorma Ollila, who is now chairman of the board of both Royal Dutch Shell and steelmaker Outokumpu, has been fined 3,000 euros by Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (Fiva) for failing to make a timely disclosure that he owns an investment company called Kestrel SA. The […]

Finnish market watchdog sanctions Shell chairman Ollila

HELSINKI, March 26 Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:14pm EDT (Reuters) – Finland’s financial watchdog said it has imposed a 3,000 euro fine against Jorma Ollila, the board chairman of Royal Dutch Shell Plc as well as Outokumpu Oyj for not declaring a company he controlled to a public insider register. A spokeswoman for the Finnish […]

Royal Dutch Shell Uncertainty in Ukraine

*Three days after Russian diplomats assured the West that Russia will not invade Ukraine, Russia … invaded Ukraine. Photo Credit By John Donovan In 2012 Shell won a license to start commercial production at the Yuzivska gas field in eastern Ukraine. A year ago then Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser signed a contract to […]

Royal Dutch Shell leadership: Bring back Sir Henri Deterding

If only it was possible to resurrect Sir Henri Deterding at his best, the extraordinary Dutchman who built the Royal Dutch Shell Group. In his first couple of decades at Shell he was a brilliant decisive leader brimming with ambition, ideas and incredible determination. He would have acted to exploit BP’s self-inflicted misfortunes, whereas Van […]

Ukraine’s cooperation with Shell expanded

27 January 2014 Ukraine’s agreement with international company Royal Dutch Shell remains inviolable, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has reaffirmed in Davos. Moreover, according to him, cooperation with the largest international company will be expanded, the Information-Analytical Bulletin of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine informs. Following the results of negotiations in Davos between Azarov and […]

The destabilisation of Royal Dutch Shell gathers pace

While speculation still swirls about the unexpected early exit by Peter Voser and the abrupt departure by Peter Rees, we can now add the name of Andy Brown to the mystery about the seismic developments and uncertainty that has engulfed Royal Dutch Shell Plc.  By John Donovan  Three weeks ago I published an article under the […]

Shell shock as new boss is appointed

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL sprang another surprise on the City yesterday by naming its head of refining Ben van Beurden as its new chief executive to succeed Peter Voser next January. Published: Wed, July 10, 2013 Dutchman Van Beurden, 55, who has been with the Anglo-Dutch oil giant for 30 years but only appointed to the […]

Shell picks Ben van Beurden as surprise new chief

Royal Dutch Shell has named Ben van Beurden, a 30-year company veteran, as its new chief executive in an unexpected appointment. By James Titcomb: 9:21AM BST 09 Jul 2013 The Anglo-Dutch energy giant said on Tuesday morning that Mr Van Beurden, 55, will take charge at the start of next year, with current CEO Peter […]

Royal Dutch Shell members of the secretive Bilderberg Group

Royal Dutch Shell Plc board members Peter Voser, Simon Henry and Jorma Ollila, all members of the sinister Bilderberg Group and participants in the controversial 2013 Bilderberg Conference. How is their membership is such a secretive organisation compatible with Shell’s claimed core business principles of openness and transparency? (Comment by John Donovan) Famous for being […]

A slap for Shell

By Rob Davies: PUBLISHED 22 May 2013 Investors joined environmental protesters in giving Royal Dutch Shell a slap on the wrists, as a tenth of them failed to back the oil giant’s pay arrangements. In what is likely to be chief executive Peter Voser’s last annual meeting before he retires, some 10 per cent of […]

Shell says hunt for new CEO is underway

By Andrew Callus THE HAGUE | Tue May 21, 2013 9:35am EDT (Reuters) – The hunt for Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDSa.L) next chief executive is underway, its chairman said on Tuesday, after CEO Peter Voser made what could be his last appearance at the oil group’s annual shareholder meeting. Voser announced his surprise decision three […]

Russia and the Netherlands cement special relationship with Shell drilling deal

City Diary: Russia and the Netherlands cement special relationship with Shell drilling deal By Harriet Dennys, City Diary Editor 8:30AM BST 10 Apr 2013 Good to see Vladimir Putin looking for leadership guidance on his trade tour of the Netherlands. Not from Shell chairman Jorma Ollila – although the pair’s date to sign off the […]

Taped telephone call confirms Shell Brent Bravo explosion cover-up

Bill Campbell believes that the innocent victims of Shell senior managements willingness to put production, profits, personal greed and ambition before the safety of Shell offshore employees, are being blamed for their own tragic avoidable deaths. Journalists who feel duped by information given to them by Shell, including by its then CEO Jeroen van der […]

Welcome Mr Ollila to Royal Dutch Shell Plc

Welcome Mr Ollila to Royal Dutch Shell Plc Monday 29 August 2005: 09.50 By Alfred Donovan Mr Jorma Ollila is the Chairman designate of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Reportedly a man of the highest repute, Mr Ollila is due to take up his non-executive position in June 2006. He has a reputation as a dynamic […]

Ollila appointment does not breach combined code but mocks its spirit

Financial Times: Ollila appointment does not breach combined code but mocks its spirit “Shell’s appointment of Mr Jorma Ollila as chairman of the newly unified company has been widely welcomed – not least by its institutional shareholders. It appears to have escaped their notice that Mr Ollila will remain chairman of Nokia…” Tuesday 9 August […]

SHELL: Two radical steps could further distance Royal Dutch Shell from the reserves scandal

SHELL: Two radical steps could further distance Royal Dutch Shell from the reserves scandal Monday 8 August 2005 By John Donovan Although the media has welcomed the appointment of Jorma Ollila as the new Shell Chairman from June 2006, many of the news reports about his recruitment also include references to the Shell reserves debacle. […]


THE SUNDAY TIMES: Exshellent “A PLEASANT surprise at last from Royal Dutch Shell. How about that? Jorma Ollila is an excellent choice as the group’s next chairman. Few businessmen command the same level of international respect as Nokia’s chief executive.” Sunday 7 August 2005 A PLEASANT surprise at last from Royal Dutch Shell. How about […]

The Observer: Shell has Ollila; now what it needs is oil

The Observer: Shell has Ollila; now what it needs is oil Sunday 7 August 2005 Oliver Morgan Sunday August 7, 2005 Congratulations to Royal Dutch Shell on finding a true industrial heavyweight to be its next chairman. Last week’s appointment of Nokia’s Jorma Ollila went down well among Shell followers, and the mishap-prone Anglo-Dutch behemoth […]

Sunday Telegraph: Mr Mobile’s Shell shock

Sunday Telegraph: Mr Mobile’s Shell shock “Jorma Ollila, the new chairman of Shell, is one of the world’s most admired businessmen. But how will he adapt to the oil giant’s bureaucracy…”: “Shell is still dealing with the consequences of last year’s scandal of the over-booking of its oil and gas reserves. That debacle led to […]

The upwardly mobile Finn

Financial Times: The upwardly mobile Finn “Now established as one of the world’s most feted business executives, Mr Ollila is poised for an entirely different challenge as non-executive chairman of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell, a company in the midst of its own corporate transformation from sister Anglo-Dutch companies to a single entity.”: “…his reputation […]

Lex: Royal Dutch Shell

Financial Times: Lex: Royal Dutch Shell “Mr Ollila’s high international standing and proven track record of running a global business make him a credible addition to Shell’s new single board. But, importantly, he is also a Finn.” Friday 5 August 2005 Published: August 5 2005 The fact that “all major oil” is an anagram of […]

Shell snaps up Nokia’s Ollila as chairman

Financial Times: Shell snaps up Nokia’s Ollila as chairman “Investors reacted favourably to the announcement, with analysts saying that Shell had managed to make two impressive senior appointments amid a raft of bad news, from delayed projects and cost overruns to poorer-than-expected earnings.” Friday 5 August 2005 By Carola Hoyos Published: August 5 2005 03:00 […]

The Scotsman (UK): Shell looks to new chairman Ollila to ring the changes

The Scotsman (UK): Shell looks to new chairman Ollila to ring the changes “Royal Dutch Shell swept aside 100 years of history with the merger of its two boards last month – a move designed to eliminate the failings that led to a scandal about over-booked crude reserves that dogged the group through 2004.” Friday […]

The Independent (UK): Royal Dutch Shell names Nokia chief as next chairman

The Independent: Royal Dutch Shell names Nokia chief as next chairman “Mr Ollila is expected to play a key role in the strategic development of Shell, which is still recovering from the reserves misreporting scandal last year which cost the previous chairman, Sir Philip Watts, his job and prompted the sweeping corporate overhaul of the […]

BLOOMBERG: Shell Names Nokia Chief Executive Ollila as Chairman

BLOOMBERG: Shell Names Nokia Chief Executive Ollila as Chairman (Update6) “Shell, Europe’s second largest oil company, ousted former Chairman Philip Watts and two other senior executives, paid a record fine in the U.K. and lost its top tier credit rating after announcing the restatement of its oil and gas reserves last year.”: “Cost overruns and […]

The Guardian: Nokia chief to take charge at Shell

The Guardian: Nokia chief to take charge at Shell “His appointment, which will run for an initial period of three years, marks a further step in the restructuring at Royal Dutch Shell in the wake of the reserves over-booking scandal last year.” Friday August 5, 2005 Mark Milner and Richard Wray Royal Dutch Shell has […]

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