Royal Dutch Shell Plc  .com Rotating Header Image

Live Chat: Jeroen van der Veer: Why does he not step down himself and admit he was not up to the task?

Guest 2770: 28 July 2006

Shell Shocked: “This company has been losing ground now for many years, and I don’t like that,” says Jeroen van der Veer, the 58-year-old chief executive. “I didn’t see the reserves crisis as something isolated–no, I think the whole company was losing ground. We knew it, but we kept on doing more of the same.”

Any other minion who knew he was losing ground but still continued in same fashion would have been sacked. Why does he not step down himself and admit he was not up to the task? Or does he like the status and is convinced the others are even worse? With bright micromanagers like Brinded around he may well be right. And not being in control may increase the chance of having to go to jail?


Disclaimer: We do not vouch for the authenticity or veracity of any information posted on our Live Chat facility other than information posted by us under the “RoyalDutchShellPlc” name. Visitors to this website must use their own judgement when reading all other postings. We have no way of identifying the source of any “anonymous guest” posting. Shell insiders should be able to make their own assessments based on the content.  All postings are welcome whether positive or negative about Shell, the owners of this website or any related subject.  We believe in transparency and unlike Shell management, we practice what we preach.  Shell has suspended its “Tell Shell Forum” after a bout of announced censorship followed by a policy of secret censorship, when any unwelcome (negative) posting from a Shell employee vanished without trace.  Here Shell insiders and anyone else interested in Shell can make any comments they wish without any registration or leaving any trace of their identity or location i.e. without fear of retribution.  Shell management has a standing invitation to supply for publication herein any rebuttal or comments it might wish to make on any article or posting. Any such information will be published in its entirety unedited. Come on Shell. Let’s have a real online debate.



This website and sisters,,,, and, are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia segment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.