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Dow Jones News: Shell Malaysia Names New Council Leaders

Thursday January 26, 2006, 7:27 pm
PRESS RELEASE: Shell Malaysia Names New Council Leaders
The following is a press release from Shell Malaysia:
Shell Malaysia today announced a revision of its Business Council leaders for the company's ongoing activities in Malaysia.
The Business Council is Shell Malaysia's highest coordinating body. New members will assume their positions with effect from Feb. 1, 2006.
The Shell Malaysia Business Council comprises the chairman, leaders of the company's key business portfolios in Exploration and Production, Downstream Gas, Downstream Oil, the finance director and senior managers in Human Resources, IT, Legal and External Affairs.
Datuk Jon Chadwick will chair the Business Council until March 1, 2006, at which time he will be replaced by Mr. Saw Choo Boon, who will, as previously announced, be Shell Malaysia's new chairman with effect from the same date.
Saw is the third Malaysian to lead Shell Malaysia's Business Council.
As Shell Malaysia's Chairman, Saw will lead the Business Council in shaping the company for greater growth in Malaysia.
Additionally, he will retain his current Downstream Oil responsibilities as well as serve as chairman of the boards of several companies where Shell Malaysia has business interests.
Mr. Wee Yiaw Hin, the company's Sarawak Asset Manager, will be appointed managing director of Sarawak Shell Berhad and a Business Council member.
Wee is Shell Malaysia's Local Senior Exploration and Production Representative; Wee is Malaysian and he will continue to be based in Miri, Sarawak.
Encik Mohzani Abdul Wahab is already a member of the Shell Malaysia Business Council in his capacity as Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd in addition to his current role as General Manager for Shell's Retail Sales and Operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Oman.
Mohzani is Malaysian and also holds the position of Shell Malaysia's Local Senior Downstream Representative, based in Kuala Lumpur.
Lt. Colonel (Rtd) Ir Wahiruddin Abdul Wahid is Shell Malaysia's General Manager for Corporate Affairs.
Newly appointed to the Business Council, he is also Shell Malaysia's Country Security Adviser. Wahiruddin is Malaysian and is based in Kuala Lumpur.
Encik Suflan Shamsuddin is Shell Malaysia's General Counsel. A Malaysian, Suflan is also company secretary to several Shell Malaysia companies and is based in Kuala Lumpur. Suflan is newly appointed to the Business Council.
Mr. Dick Benschop was recently appointed Vice President of Shell Malaysia's Downstream Gas and Power business, as well as Managing Director of Shell MDS (Malaysia) with effect from 1st December 2005.
Benschop, a Dutch national, is based in Kuala Lumpur and replaced Mr. Idris Jala, who is now Managing Director of Malaysia Airlines.
Mr. Michael Taylor is already a member of the Shell Malaysia Business Council in his capacity as Finance Director of Shell Malaysia and Shell's Exploration and Production Finance Manager for Asia Pacific. Taylor is a British national and is based in Miri, Sarawak.
Mr. Steve Clearwater already sits in the Shell Malaysia Business Council as the Executive Director and Country Manager of Shell Information Technology International Sdn Bhd. Clearwater is a New Zealander and is based in Cyberjaya.
Mr. Jonathan Kohn, a British national, was recently appointed as Shell Malaysia's Human Resource Director. Kohn is newly-appointed to the Business Council and is based in Kuala Lumpur.
Additionally, Shell Malaysia today confirms that Encik Zainul Rahim Mohd Zain, formerly Deputy Chairman of Shell Malaysia, has been assigned to Cairo as Chairman of Shell Egypt.

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