The Hague, Netherlands - May 27, 2009, The Hague, Netherlands - Royal Dutch Shell announced new CEO and a series of changes to senior management roles and responsibilities, effective July 1.
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Peter Voser will succeed Jeroen van der Veer as Chief Executive, effective July 1. Mr. Voser is Chief Financial Officer and a Director of the Board since October 2004.
Mr. Voser graduated in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, in 1982. From August 1982 to March 2002 Mr. Voser was employed by the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies in a variety of finance and business roles. During this time he worked in Switzerland, UK, Argentina and Chile. After moving back to London from Chile in early 1997, Mr. Voser became the Group Chief Internal Auditor. In 1999 he was nominated as CFO in Shell Europe Oil Products before becoming CFO of the Global Oil Products Business (early 2001), and a member of the Oil Products Executive Committee. Mr. Voser was appointed Chief Finance Officer (CFO) and Member of the Group Executive Committee of the Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Group of Companies, based in Switzerland, in March 2002. ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies operating in around 100 countries and employs some 110,000 people. In addition to his role as CFO, he was also responsible in the Executive Committee for Group IT and the Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals business (upstream and downstream). Mr. Voser was a Board member of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland until September 2004. Mr. Voser became Chief Financial Officer and a Managing Director of The Shell Transport and Trading Company, p.l.c. on 4 October 2004. Mr. Voser was appointed to the Board of Directors of UBS AG in April 2005.
Shell's Upstream activities will now consist of two businesses: Upstream Americas covering North and South America, and Upstream International covering the rest of the world. Marvin Odum, currently Shell's Executive Vice President for EP Americas, will become Director for Upstream Americas. Mr. Odum joined Shell in 1982, and has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Houston. He was CEO of global power company InterGen from 2003-2005. Mr. Odum is President of Shell Oil Company and Executive Vice President for the Americas for Shell Exploration & Production. Odum sits on the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute (API) and on its Policy Committee and Executive Committee. He sits on the board of directors of the Council of the Americas and is a member of the Business Roundtable. In addition, Mr. Odum is a commissioner of The Aspen Institute Dialogue and Commission on Arctic Climate Change and a member of the Steering Committee for the Energy, Security, Innovation & Sustainability Initiative of The Council On Competitiveness. ■
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