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Case against Malcolm Brinded as stated by retired Shell Group Auditor


From: William Campbell Subject: Search Results The case against Malcolm Brinded – Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com Date: 8 November 2017 at 15:19:56 GMT To: [email protected] Cc: [email protected], John Donovan [email protected]


Malcolm Brinded was appointed recently as President of the Energy Institute. The attachment covers a sworn deposition copied to a senior police officer at Grampian Police and the Scottish Justice Minister, and the Presiding Officer at the Scottish Parliament.  It is similar in tone and substance to a deposition made to the then Lord Justice General for Scotland in 2005.  This role is occupied by the most senior Judge within the Scottish legal system.

Suzanne Beard is the Head of Professional Affairs at the EI who monitors ethics and compliance at the Institute to ensure at all times members of the Institute uphold the good name of the Profession.  Sue has replied to my concerns that Malcolm has been open and honest about historic allegations made against him but I doubt very much if Malcolm has been as open and honest as he should have been. For clarity Beard should be made aware that Linda acts as counsel to the RDS Chairman Holliday. read more


Screen Shot 2014-11-16 at 23.49.54To 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 accused of being “Shell’s Cops” and acting brutally towards people protesting against the controversial project?


From: John Donovan <[email protected]>

Date: 16 November 2014 20:43:08 GMT
Cc: [email protected], Ed Vulliamy <[email protected]>, Lorna Siggins <[email protected]>, Dan Griffin <[email protected]>, Áine Ryan <[email protected]>, Paul O’Donoghue <[email protected]>, “Boucher-Hayes, Philip” <[email protected]>, Olga Cronin <[email protected]>, Erlend Skarsaune <[email protected]>
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Shell being blackmailed?

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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 held by the party making repeated money demands to Shell, including directly to Ben van Beurden and other senior Shell executives, is true and if the current cover-up unravels, will result in a scandal of epic proportion involving Shell and a host government. read more

Shell 15 page confidential statement about OSSL allegations

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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 TV and radio stations who have covered the story.

As will be seen, Shell repeatedly states that OSSL has demanded money from them when all claims by OSSL against Shell have, according to Shell, already been settled.  read more

Jorma Ollila, tainted departing chairman of Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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“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 started a search for a new chairman to replace the tainted Finn, Jorma Ollila. 


“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.”

Mr Ollila was recently fined by market regulators for failing to disclose his ownership and control of a company in Luxembourg worth 8.2 million euros. He has admitted breaking the law. He prefers to call it “neglecting the law.” read more

Shell starts search for successor to chief

Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 14.37.49Extract 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 chief executive in January, when it issued the first profit warning in its history. This… followed several quarters of disappointing results. read more

Oil Giant Shell Kicks Off Hunt For New Chair

Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 14.37.49Extract 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 successor to Jorma Ollila, who is expected to step down next year. The leadership transition will represent another important moment for Shell, with Mr Ollila having taken over as chairman in 2006 in the wake of a scandal which involved the company dramatically overstating its reserves. read more

The most Bilderbergian company of all, Shell Oil

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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)

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extract from a Guardian article by Charlie Skelton published 2 June 2014 under the headline: Bilderberg 2014: George Osborne and the man at the centre of everything

After wrapping up his career in public service, Kerr hopped gracefully into the City, and was until recently deputy chairman of the most Bilderbergian company of all, Shell Oil.  Half diplomat, half corporate creature, Sir John is the ultimate behind-the-scenes powerbroker – a barely visible fixer, in whom the public and private spheres are perfectly melded. He’s Bilderberg incarnate.


The confidential nature of Bilderberg led to criticism of the group’s lack of transparency and accountability, along with concerns about potential lobbying. There has also been speculation from conspiracy theorists about the purpose of the meetings. The secretive approach to staging the conferences has led to the younger generation of Bilderberg attendees being uncomfortable with the policy of total media exclusion. SOURCE

The recent secretive and controversial Bilderberg Conference attended by Ben van Beurden and Jorma Ollila. read more

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

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 12.56.28“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 they are only following the example of their chairman. Since Ollila does not have any oil industry specific skills to offer, the only reason for his role as chairman is to provide leadership and to set an example as a role model. As such, his conviction for breaking securities laws should be seen as gross or wilful negligence.  I presume that he will be resigning before the AGM.” It is almost exactly 10 years since another dishonest Royal Dutch Shell Chairman, Sir Phil Watts, resigned in disgrace.

By John Donovan

Jorma Ollila, the Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell Plc has been fined by market regulators for failing to disclose his ownership and control of a company in Luxembourg worth 8.2 million euros. He has admitted breaking the law. He prefers to call it “neglecting the law.”

It is therefore interesting to reflect on his past comments about transparency and trust.

The following extracts are all taken from a speech he made as Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell Plc on 1 November 2012.

Extract read more

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.

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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 board in January as boss of its downstream operations, had not been touted as a likely contender to replace Voser, whose decision to stand down after less than five years in the top job had stunned investors.

Analysts had focused on chief financial officer Simon Henry and other divisional heads including Marvin Odum and Andy Brown as potential successors, although Shell also reviewed outside candidates. read more

Shell says hunt for new CEO is underway

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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 weeks ago to step down in the first half of 2014, before his 56th birthday, and less than five years into the role.

“The process has started,” Shell chairman Jorma Ollila told Reuters after the meeting when asked about the succession plan. read more

Selection of links to Shell related articles: 26 February 2013

Selection of links to Shell related articles kindly supplied by a regular contributor

Shell drillship may have legal troubles on horizon: Alaska Dispatch-Ed Markey, D-Mass., to Shell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum. Among the issues noted by the Coast Guard’s inspectors were “improper wire …

Japan wakes up to US shale revolution: Financial Times-… affecting both producers such as ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell and … Oil-indexed contracts have been a feature of the LNG industry for …

BC announces First Nations agreement, royalty credits to bolster …: National Post read more

Shell Oil and pornography

Shell Oil is the only major oil company that allows porn to be sold by independent retailers who sell branded gasoline

Shell Oil Company is the first and only major oil company to define Penthouse and Playboy magazines as “not pornographic.” Shell Oil Company made this policy change to allow Circle K Stores to sell pornographic magazines at two hundred forty (240) independent Shell branded stores that Circle K recently purchased.

Florida Family Association (FFA) has worked since 1997 to influence every major oil company to prohibit their branded independent stores from selling pornography. FFA influenced BP-Amoco, Exxon-Mobil, Chevron-Texaco, Citgo, Marathon, Murphy and Sunoco to add restrictions to their marketing agreements with independent retailers to prohibit the sale of pornography. read more

Shell Admits It Needs Asia-Pacific Director, More Women Board Members

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) Chairman Jorma Ollila has said it was important for the oil giant to have a company director from the Asia-Pacific region, given the increasing significance of the region to the company’s overall business.

Ollila, addressing shareholder at Shell’s annual general meeting, also said the company needs to improve the diversity of its board of directors, acknowledging that women and people of different ethnicities were underrepresented at the helm of the Anglo-Dutch company. read more

BP should take a close look at Shell

There are two main differences between Royal Dutch Shell and BP.

By , Head of Business 11:17PM GMT 02 Feb 2012

Shell’s results on Thursday showed it was capable of mistakes, like any company. Hiccups in its production business and continued over capacity in refining meant it undershot market expectations and the share price ended 1.2pc down.

But the company’s dividend remains strong (in 2011 it was Europe’s biggest dividend payer, before special distributions, and probably the world’s biggest as a result) and it plans to start raising the payout on the back of continued investment. read more

Shell Chairman: Floating LNG Is A Game Changer For Offshore Gas

By James Herron

Published October 18, 2011| Dow Jones Newswires

PARIS -(Dow Jones)- Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSA, RDSB, RDSA.LN, RDSB.LN) new technology to produce liquefied natural gas aboard floating vessels will prove to be a game changer for the offshore gas industry, said the company’s Chairman, Jorma Ollila Tuesday.

“This game-changing technology will substantially reduce the cost and environmental footprint of developing offshore gas fields,” Ollila said at the International Energy Agency’s Ministerial Meeting in Paris. read more

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