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Over 300 Shell VP appointments published on

By John Donovan

More humiliation for Royal Dutch Shell which is self-evidently unable to maintain internal confidentiality, even for important information. We have over recent years published countless leaked Shell internal emails including mails from Jeroen van der Veer and his successor as CEO, Peter Voser, sometimes within hours of them being sent.

In May, we were first to break the news of major restructuring at Shell by Voser. Reuters acknowledged: “The website was the first to reveal news of the planned restructuring“.

On 20 June we published an email from Peter Voser listing “Appointments to Roles Reporting to the Executive Committee“.

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, today we publish a confidential list of further senior level appointments, including over 300 at Vice President level. This is of course useful information for Shell stakeholders and the media. It is also invaluable information for Shell’s competitors.  Shell obviously did not want this information released into the public domain. Some people are confirmed in their positions, some others are adding new responsibilities.

We supplied a copy of the appointments list to Shell thereby providing the opportunity, which Shell has not taken, to seek an injunction to prevent publication. Shell has confirmed that the appointments list, which it describes as “an internal document” is authentic.

We are sending congratulatory emails to every person on the list.

EC-2 Staff Appointments

Further to the announcement of the EC-2 organisation structure, please be advised of the following staff appointments.  These individuals will take up their position from 1st September onwards.  Formal effective dates will be advised separately.

Upstream International  – M . Brinded


VPX Portfolio and New Ventures
Martijn Minderhoud

VPX HCM Delivery
Graeme Smith

VPX Middle East & North Africa (+Qatar)
Wouter Hoogeveen

VPX Europe & Sub-Saharan Africa
Jeroen Peters

VPX Australia
Roelof Janssen

VPX Asia
Marc Gerrits

VPX Russia, Caspian, & Ukraine
Christian Bukovics

Chris Onwudinjo

Commercial, New Business, LNG

VP Commercial Region Europe
David Loughman

VP Commercial Region Sub-Saharan Africa
Peter Robinson

VP Commercial Region Middle East North Africa
Mounir Bouaziz

VP Commercial Region Qatar
Wael Sawan

VP Commercial Region Russia / Caspian
Aidan Murphy

VP Commercial Region Asia
Ton Ten Have

VP Commercial Region Australia
Doug Buckley

VP Opportunity Identification & Growth
Sean Rooney

VP Deal Delivery & HSE-SD
Andy Calitz

VP Global LNG
De La Rey Venter

VP Commercial Function
Tore Holm


VP Technical
John Gallagher

VP Production
Joep Coppes

Bart van de Leemput

Grethe Kristin Moen

VP Global Production Engineering
Mike Grieve

* NAM MD Position is subject to the approval of NAM Board and advice of Staff Council

Sub-Saharan Africa

VP Gas
Osten Olorunsola

VP Production
Mutiu Sunmonu

VP Technical
Bart Lismont

VP Security
Oriseh Agbarah

VP HSE & Infrastructure & Logistics
Babs Omotowa

VP (GM) Cameroon
Jorg Kohnert

VP (GM) Gabon
Adrian Drewett

Middle East North Africa

VP Production & Technology
Andrew Faulkner

VP Iran
To be resourced later

VP Iraq
To be resourced later

VP Oman
To Be Confirmed

Stephen Brigg


VP Pearl GTL CSU / Production
Roel Cornelisse

VP Pearl GTL Project
Rob Kretzers

VP Pearl GTL Marketing
Louis van Eijk

VP Gas Development, Technical Qatar
To be resourced later

VP HSE & SD Qatar
Robert Munster

VP Technical Services Qatar
Rafi Baghdijan

Russia / Caspian

VP Gas
Ron Cochrane

Jaap Guyt

VP Government Relations Russia
Igor Ignatiev

VP Technical & Production Russia
Kim Code

VP Tech & Prod Kazakhstan & CCh
Campbell Keir


VP Malaysia
Wee Yiaw Hin

VP Production
Alison Goligher

VP Technical
Markus Droll

VP Gas
Ate Visser

To be resourced later


VP Production Gas – NWS
Michael Schoch

VP Technical & Prelude
Bruce Steenson

VP Gorgon
Chris Kennett

VP Sunrise
Ian McKenzie

Sean Mahony

VP Iago / Wheatstone
Bruce Shackleton

VP Arrow / CBM
Grzegorz Kulawski

Mike Seymour

Safety, Environment & SD

Manager Road Safety
To be Confirmed

Manager Sensitive Areas
Joanna Cochrane

Manager Strategic Issues
John Barry

Manager SP Discipline & SD
To be resourced later

Manager S&E Delivery
Odin Estensen

Manager HSE & SD Assurance
To be resourced later

Projects en Technology – Matthias Bichsel

Innovation / R&D

VP Exploration Technologies
Dirk Smit

VP HC Recovery Technologies
Jeroen Regtien

VP Unconventional Technologies
Ben Van den Brule

VP Wells & Facilities Engineering
Henk Vasmel

VP Gas Technologies
Ad Punt

VP Downstream Technologies
Roelof Heezen

VP Emerging Technologies
Bruce Levell

VP Technology Strategy
Jacqueline Redmond

To be resourced later

Global Solutions Upstream

VP Expertise & Deployment
Edwin Verdonk

VP Front End Studies Americas
Keith Lewis

VP Front End Studies EMEA
Glen Cayley

VP Front End Studies East
Lloyd Williams

VP Commercial Services
Cri Collet

Marjan Van Loon

VP Gas & Liquids Treating
Theo Bodewes

Guy De Kort

VP Gasification
Michiel Mak

Manager HSE & SD GSU
To be resourced later

Global Solutions Downstream

VP Catalyst Manufacturing
Jonathan Simcock

VP Fuels & B2B Technology
Selda Gunsel

VP Lubes Technology
Andrew Foulds

VP DS Technology Service
Mark Stevens

VP Criterion
Brian Smith

Don Roche

VP Cat Technology
Safa George

VP Licensing Sales
Suleyman Ozmen

VP Services Sales
Robert Trout

VP HSE & SD Services
Mark Weintraub

Manager HSE & SD GSD
Andrea Parker

Project & Engineering Services

VP Project Services
Hans Mes

VP Engineering Americas
Merrilee Gordon

VP Engineering EMEA
Rob Laane

VP Engineering East
Keith R. Lewis

VP Operational Excellence
Sven Eriksson

VP Discipline Engineering
Erik Bonino

VP Value Assurance
Nils Bosma

Upstream Major Projects

VP Projects Upstream Americas
Robert Patterson

VP Projects Upstream International EMEA
Didrik Reymert

VP Projects Upstream International East
Winifried Arens

VP HSE & SD, Projects & Engineering
Alistair Hope

VP Project Engineering
Rob Brouwer

Project Director Kashagan Phase II
To be Confirmed

Project Director Prelude
To be Confirmed

Downstream Projects

VP Downstream Projects Americas
Chris Cooper

VP Downstream Projects EMEA
Paul Rodenburg

VP Downstream Projects East
Geok Yong


VP Wells Disciplines
David Stewart

VP Wells Technology Deployment & Technical Services
Lance Cook

VP Wells Performance Improvement
Nicole Baird

VP Wells CP
Stan Goense

VP Wells HSE
Gordon Graham

VP Deepwater Wells
Martin Vos

VP Wells New Ventures
Johan Surewaard

Contracting and Procurement

VP CP Projects
Hans HLM Bakker

VP CP Enterprise Category & Suppliers
Wayne Hutchinson

VP CP Global Functions Sourcing
Kristine Moore

VP CP Strategy, HSE & SD
Paul Henham

Safety & Environment

VP Safety
Arjan Van Dijk

VP Environment
Allard Castelein

VP HSE & SD Assurance
Ian Crawford

VP Process Safety Assurance
Jean-Louis Bilhou

VP HSE & SD Reporting, Planning, Systems
Rupert Thomas

Technical IT

VP IT Innovation
Scott Reeves

VP Architecture
Johan Krebbers

VP Technical Portfolio & CoEs
Rene Honig

VP Subsurface Software
Bettina Bachmann

VP MF, Production, Engineering Software
Paulus Steenkamp

VP Programmes
Jim Overman

Upstream Americas – Marvin Odum

Exploration / Commercial

VP New Ventures & Business Development
Olivier Lazare

VP Commercial
Chris Duhon

VP LNG, Gas Monetization & Wind
Jose-Alberto Lima

VP Deepwater XP & Appraisal
Scott Cameron

VP Onshore Gas XP & Appraisal & CCh Canada
Lorraine Mitchelmore

VP Alaska XP& Appraisal
Peter Slaiby

VP Exploration Excellence
Linda Hubner

Johanna Van Keuren

Deep Water

VP Development Assets
Joe Leone

VP Production Assets
Christina Sistrunk

VP Surveillance & Technical Support
Ernst Den Hartigh

VP Operations Services & Project Support
Richard Newsom

VP Production Asset Upstream Brazil
Charlie Miller

VP Development Brazil
Marco Brummelhuis

VP, Venezuela
Luis Prado

Jon Unwin

Onshore Gas

VP Development
Paul Goodfellow

VP Production North
Salim Aufi

VP Production South
David Todd

VP Wells
Jeffrey Wahleithner

Dan Mills

Heavy Oil

Gaurdie Banister

VP Operations
Thomas Zengerly

VP JV Management
Stephanie Sterling

VP Technical
John Broadhurst

VP Onshore Project Services & Support
Bob Jefferis

VP Expansion 1
Ramzi Fawaz

Murray Elliott

Safety, Environment & SD

Manager Operational Safety
Jeff Edwards

Manager Environmental Implementation
Kim Corley

Manager SD & SP
Mike Long

Manager UA Support
To be resourced later

Finance  –  Simon Henry

Treasury & Corporate Finance

VP Group Pensions
Giles Craven

VP Treasury Operations
Nick Wakefield

VP Financial Markets
Cheryl Sunderland

VP M&A and Commercial Finance
Bjorn Fermin

VP Risk and Insurance
Alan Davies

Bart van der Steenstraten


VP Finance Appraisal & Functions
Engelhardt Robbe

VP Accounting & Reporting
Paul Morshuis

VP Controls Assurance GRA
Neil Cordey

VP Corporate Controller
Graham Talbot

Hans van Kesteren

Strategy & Planning

VP Strategy & Competitive Intelligence
To be Confirmed

VP Planning
Hein van den Wildenburg

VP Business Environment
Jeremy Bentham


VP Tax East
Jim Robertson

VP Tax West and Strategy
Terry Coles

VP Tax Processes
Erik van der Maas

VP Tax Controller
Rebecca Roes

VP Tax Policy
Theo Keijzer

VP Tax Upstream and Projects & Technology
Tim Pilkington

VP Tax Downstream
Dale Erickson

Investor Relations

VP IR Europe
Tjerk Huysinga

Harold Hatchett

Finance Operations

Service Centre Network Manager
Noel Paraso

VP Finance Process Integration
Doug Groves

VP Finance Operations Controller
Alison Henwood

VP Finance Process Record to Report
Mike Daman

VP Finance Process Expenditure
Paul Robinson

VP Finance Process Revenue
Yong Shen

VP Finance Process MI
Vijay Doshi

VP Finance Process Data
Frans Liefhebber

VP Finance Transition
Susan Hodge

VP Finance Migration Coordination
Vagn Hansen

Internal Audit

Head of Americas Audit and Finance
Jim Smith

Head of Audit Africa
Akeeb Akinola

Head of Audit Asia-Pacific
Charis Chan

Head of Audit Upstream and Projects & Technology
David Conway

Head of Audit Downstream, Trading, and Europe
Robert Merrill

Head of Audit IT, Corporate, and Audit Operations
Rui Bastos

Head of Business Integrity Department
Roger Hickman

Finance Projects & Technology

VP Finance Strategy and Planning
Kees Langeveld

VP Finance in the Business and Procurement
Hans van Geloven

VP Finance Contracting and Procurement
Kim Smit

VP Finance Projects
Jabine van der Meijs

VP Finance Projects
To be resourced later

VP Finance Projects
To be resourced later

Large Projects FMS
To be Confirmed

VP Finance Transition
Armand Lumens

Finance Downstream

VP Finance Manufacturing
Chris Streng

VP Finance S&D
John Perry

VP Finance B2B
Michael Noll

VP Finance Retail
Russell O’Brien

VP Finance Chemicals
Cindy Gaddis

VP Finance Lubricants
Jessica Uhl

VP Finance DS Controller
Doug Alexander

VP DS Contracting and Procurement
Eric van der Poll

VP Finance SOPAF
Moira Bowie

VP Downstream-One Programme
Andrew Manley

Executive Officer & CFO Showa Shell
Rick Carruth

Finance Trading

VP Finance Regulatory Compliance
Stan Kirby

VP Finance Controller
Rob Corran

VP Finance Crude and Products
Tracy Colgan

VP Finance Americas Gas, Power, and Environmental
Doreen Campbell

Finance Upstream International

VP Controller Upstream and P&T
Martin ten Brink

VP Contracting and Procurement
Paul Massih

VP Strategy & Planning
Stuart Johnston

VP Finance Exploration
Douglas Wood

VP Reserves Assurance
Enrique Morales

VP Finance Europe
Gerard Paulides

VP Finance Africa
Bernard Bos

VP Finance MENA
Jonathan Osborne

VP Finance Qatar
Gerrit-Jan Smitskamp

VP Finance CIS
Sarah Kuijlaars

VP Finance Asia
Guy Janssens

VP Finance Australia
Michael Carey

Finance Upstream Americas

Manager Strategic Cost Leadership
Eileen Perillo

Finance Manager Implementation
Lynn Sprouse

Blueprint Implementation Manager
Rick Cicalo

Finance Manager Shell Brazil
Ian Coxon

Finance Manager NOV
Dennis Matzdorff

VP Finance Strategy and Planning
Frits Wolters

VP Contracting and Procurement
Michael Harrington

VP Finance Exploration, LNG/Wind
Cedric Cremers

VP Finance Onshore Gas
Jim Yonkin

VP Finance Deep Water
Michael Coulter

VP Finance Heavy Oil
Edwin Soltys


VP CIO Upstream International
Anthony Foster

VP CIO Upstream Americas
Cherry Dodge

Arjen Dorland

VP CIO Global Functions
Jan Boll

VP CIO Trading
Craig Walker

Jay Crotts

VP Information Risk Management
Jan van Bekkum

EVP, IT Technology (dotted line to CIO)*
Bart Hartgring

*As previously announced at EC-1

Human Resources – Hugh Mitchell

HR Strategy & Internal Communications

Senior Advisor Functional Excellence
Paul Kane

VP HR Planning, Process & Integration
Dave Cushen

VP HR Standards & Compliance
Ana Kopf

Senior Advisor Global ER/IR
To be resourced later

VP HR Services Program
Denis Sacré

VP HR Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestments
Remmelt van Exel

VP Internal Communications
Michael Megarry

Remuneration, Benefits, and Services

VP Compensation
Vincent van Ophem

VP Benefits
Andy Swordy

VP Executive Remuneration & Expat Policy
Stephanie Boyde

VP HR Services
Amanda Manzoni

Learning, OE, and D&I

VP Organisation Effectiveness
Matt Nixon

VP Diversity & Inclusion
Josefine van Zanten

VP Enterprise Learning Portfolios
Paddy Coyne

VP Learning Strategy & Planning
Tanya Hooper

Head of Commercial Academy
To be resourced later

Talent & Development

VP Recruitment
Sander Nieuwenhuizen

Senior Advisor Global Talent
Darrel Lourdes

Senior Advisor Global Resource Planning
Ton van Dijk

HR Upstream Americas / Americas Ops

VP HR Exploration / Commercial / SE & SD
Elizabeth de la Pena

VP HR Deep Water
Gretchen Buchmeyer

VP HR Onshore Gas
Doug Schlegel

VP HR Heavy Oil
Michelle Bogdon

VP Talent & Development
Francene Young

VP Learning & Organisation Effectiveness
Scott Beaty

VP HR Policy, Process & Systems
Shawn Cotton

VP HR US Operations
Julian Dalzell

VP HR Canada Operations
Ian Franklin

VP HR Brazil & Latin America Operations

Kilda Magalhaes

HR Upstream International / Rest of the World Ops

VP HR Exploration

Maria Irvin

VP HR Commercial / LNG
Jeroen Schiebaan

VP HR UI Europe
Tim Harte

Heike Boss

VP HR UI SS Africa & West Africa HR Operations
Osagie Okunbor

VP HR UI Russia / Caspian & Country HR Operations
Brian Urwin

VP HR UI MENA & Country HR Operations
Stephan Scholz

VP HR UI Qatar & Country HR Operations
Mark Wojcik

VP HR UI Australia & Country HR Operations
Michael Rowe

VP HR China Operations
Wang Jing

VP HR India Operations
Archana Bhaskar

VP HR Singapore & SE Asia HR Operations
Kian-Kong Ker

VP Talent & Development
Lucy McNamara

VP Learning & Organisation Effectiveness
Michael Killingsworth

VP HR Policy, Process & Systems
Maurice Fenton

HR Downstream / Europe Ops

VP HR Manufacturing
Kelley Lang

VP HR Retail
Dale Wunder

VP HR Lubricants
Darrell Ford

Shahrukh Marfatia

VP HR Chemicals
Helena Shen

VP HR S&D, Strategy, Portfolio & Alt. Energies
Tony Verbraeken

VP HR Trading
Nicole Van Ingen

VP HR SOPAF & South / Central / East Africa HR Ops
Akin Oparison

VP HR UK & UK / I / Nordics HR Operations
Paul Milliken

VP HR Netherlands & BeNeFrux HR Operations
Lia Belilos

VP HR Germany & DACH / MED / CEE HR Ops
Amrin Senger

VP Talent & Development
Ruth Lovering

VP Learning & Organisation Effectiveness
William Fitzpatrick

VP Policy, Process & Systems
George Brown

HR Projects & Technology

VP HR Innovation / R&D
Frank uit de Weerd

VP HR Global Solutions Upstream & Wells
Scott Ballard

VP HR Global Solutions Downstream
Kenneth Coon

VP HR Project & Engineering Services
Vrissiis Katapodi

VP HR Upstream Major Projects & DS Projects
Claire Seabrook

VP HR CP, S&E, Technical IT & IM
Tjacco Houweling

VP Talent & Development
Paul Hauff

VP Learning & Organisation Effectiveness
Jorrit van der Togt

VP HR Policy, Process & Systems
Taco Berends

HR Global Functions

VP HR Finance
Jules Croonen

Marloes Michon

VP HR Corporate, Legal, & Gov’t Relations

Eszter Endrei

VP HR Real Estate & CIM
Anne-Laure Courbes

VP Talent & Development
Graham Sparks

VP Learning & Organisation Effectiveness
Anu-Garg Buck

VP HR Policy, Process & Systems
To be resourced later



Global Security Manager (Americas)
Richard Garcia

Global Security Manager (RoW)
Alex McGowan

Upstream Security Manager
Andrew Ross

Manager & Global Head of Assessment
Elsine van Os

Downstream Security Manager
Nico den Boer


Regional Manager (Americas)
Faiyaz Bhojani

Regional Manager (Africa, DS and others)
Kumar Supramaniam

Regional Manager (Asia Pacific)
Surya Kumar

Regional Manager (Europe, ME/Russia & CIS)
Dudley Wang

Regional Manager (Africa Upstream)
Alistair Fraser

Business Health Manager
Geert de Jong

Manager Environment & Product Health
Tamara Nameroff

Manager Industrial Hygiene & Planning
Karen Niven

External Communications

VP CX Upstream International
Nick Wood

VP CX Americas
Tracy Faulkner

Niel Golightly

Steve Colville

VP Media Relations
Stuart Bruseth

VP Policy & External Relations
Andrew Vickers

VP Planning Operations & Corporate Identity
Bert Regeer

VP Web Communications
Simon Saville

VP Editorial Services
David Woodruff

Herman Kievits

Jamie Walls


Manager Corporate Aviation
Steve Fisher

Quality & HSE Systems Manager
Rodrigo Ribeiro

Manager Advisory Service
Stan Medved

Manager Air Safety & Global Projects
Mark Stevens

Commercial Finance Manager
Nigel Voyce

Real Estate

VP Corporate Travel
Gerry Flanagan

VP Real Estate Strategy & Portfolio

Jeri Ballard

VP HSSE Real Estate & Corporate Functions
Steve Murell

VP Real Estate Programme Delivery
Keith Probyn

VP Common Infrastructure
Mike Sinclair

VP Real Estate Services
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1 Comment on “Over 300 Shell VP appointments published on”

  1. #1 lyonspw
    on Aug 8th, 2009 at 03:42

    Does anyone know where Jan van der Eijk, formerly CTO, is ending up in the new organization??

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