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Daily Telegraph: The world is his oyster: Jeroen van der Veer

(Filed: 27/03/2006)
Jeroen van der Veer, Chief Executive Officier, Royal Dutch Shell Plc
Family: married to Mariette, he has three daughters.
Likes: golf (handicap is 16), skating the 200km Elfstedentocht ice marathon
1947: Born in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Two degrees: from Delft university (mechanical engineering) and Rotterdam university (economics)
1971: Joined Shell, working in the Netherlands, Curacao and the UK in manufacturing and marketing
1984: Returned to Shell Netherlands as manager of corporate planning, and then of the Pernis refinery, Rotterdam
1992: Became managing director, Shell Netherlands. 1995: Moves to US as president and chief executive of Shell Chemicals
1997: Appointed group managing director
2004: Became chairman of the board of managing directors
2005: Oversees group restructuring to become group chief executive and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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