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Person in Shell leadership role is a registered child sex offender


By John Donovan

I understand from a Shell insider source that Shell staff are concerned about the fact that they are forced to work for a recently promoted senior Shell leader who is on a Child Sex Offenders register. He is guilty of three counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child. The date shown on court records is 2004.

Extracts from emails received from the insider source:

“INTEGRITY OF LEADERSHIP …as a Shell staff member I am always concerned about the integrity of the leadership team at any level. …there is a recently promoted individual (xxx) in xxxxxxxx in a key leadership role. Staff are not happy working for this person as he is a registered sex offender since 2004 for aggravated sexual assault against a child. XXXXXX website has his full profile including yearly pictures. All verifiable in the public domain. …but for some reason management are turning a blind eye. It says a lot for the company! His conviction lists his full name as………….. You can confirm the Shell link via xxxxxxxx. He works for Shell xxxxxxx. Staff are appalled that he has now moved from xxxxxx xxxxxx to a leader… He is now tasked to working with suppliers like xxxxxx to improve the quality of services provided to Shell. Some suppliers are now also beginning to learn his history and quietly voicing surprise.” read more and its sister websites,, and are all owned by John Donovan

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL NEWS 12 NOVEMBER 2018 and its sister websites,, and are all owned by John Donovan

Client assessment of Brexit Doyen, Attorney General Rt Hon Geoffrey Cox QC MP 

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox delivered a barnstorming warmup speech for the PM at the recent Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham


John Donovan

By John Donovan

After a spectacular performance as the warm-up act for Prime Minister Teresa May at the October 2018 Conservative Conference, the Rt. Hon. Geoffrey Cox QC MP is now tipped by at least one publication to become the next PM.

When I first met him two decades ago, he was plain Geoffrey Cox, an ambitious criminal law barrister who had already founded the Thomas More Chambers.  read more and its sister websites,, and are all owned by John Donovan


Emails exchanged between senior Shell staff including John Copleston and Guy Colegate show they knew a massive payment would go to convicted money launderer and former oil minister Dan Etete.


By John Donovan

During a wiretapped telephone conversation held on 17 February 2016 between Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden and Simon Henry, his then CFO, BvB made reference to what he described as “really unhelpful emails” relating to the Shell/Eni Nigerian corruption scandal.

The call took place hours after Shell’s HQ building in The Hague was raided by authorities investigating the OPL 245 Nigerian oil deal. Two middle men have already been found guilty of involvement in the $1.3 billion corruption scandal. read more and its sister websites,, and are all owned by John Donovan

Royal Dutch Shell News 2 November 2018 and its sister websites,, and are all owned by John Donovan

Ogoni Clean-up Will be Nigeria’s Biggest Scam

Nsuke called for the removal of Shell from the governing council of HYPREP and the Board of trustees as the company (Shell) is still seen by the Ogoni people as a killer and an enemy.

Publicity Secretary of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Fegalo Nsuke, has said the Ogoni cleanup would end up as Nigeria’s biggest scam if left the way it is presently structured.

Speaking yesterday in Bori, headquarter of Khana local government area, when he met with youth leaders of the National Youth Council of the Ogoni People (NYCOP), Nsuke said HYPREP was desperate to spend money and not bothered about the integrity of the cleanup process and the welfare of the Ogoni people. read more and its sister websites,, and are all owned by John Donovan

OPL 245: Eni did not make thorough checks in Nigeria deal – former board member

Emilio Parodi: OCTOBER 31, 2018 / 6:57 PM

MILAN (Reuters) – Eni made no thorough background checks on a middleman it hired to broker a $1.3 billion Nigerian acquisition, a former board member of the Italian oil group told a Milan court.

Milan prosecutors allege bribes totaling around $1.1 billion were paid, including to middleman Emeka Obi, in the 2011 purchase by Eni and Anglo-Dutch peer Royal Dutch Shell of Nigeria’s OPL 245 offshore oilfield.

The prosecutors allege the bribes were paid to win the license to explore the field which, because of disputes, has never entered into production. Shell expects the landmark corruption trial to last many months. read more and its sister websites,, and are all owned by John Donovan

Shell Announces the Second Tranche of the Share Buyback Programme

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, November 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

Royal Dutch Shell plc (the ‘company’) (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) today announces the commencement of trading in the second tranche of its share buyback programme previously announced on July 26, 2018. The company’s intention is to buy back at least $25 billion of its shares by the end of 2020, subject to further progress with debt reduction and oil price conditions.

On October 19, 2018 the company completed the first tranche of its share buyback programme (the ‘initial tranche’). In aggregate between July 26, 2018 and October 19, 2018, the company repurchased 60,844,806 A ordinary shares for an aggregate consideration of $2 billion. read more and its sister websites,, and are all owned by John Donovan

Shell profits soar to four-year high but still miss forecasts

By Ron Bousso: 1 November 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.AS) reported on Thursday an almost 40 percent rise in third-quarter profit to $5.6 billion (£4.3 billion), as rising crude prices helped quarterly earnings to their highest in four years but still short of forecasts.

Net income attributable to shareholders in the quarter, based on a current cost of supplies (CCS) and excluding identified items rose 39 percent to $5.624 billion from a year ago. That compared with a company-provided analysts’ consensus of $5.766 billion. It was $4.691 billion in the second quarter. read more and its sister websites,, and are all owned by John Donovan
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