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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Holliday

68 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Ben van Beurden

58 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Director

Hans Wijers

65 2014 Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Director

Simon Henry

54 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Director

Ronan Cassidy

49 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer

Michiel Brandjes

61 2005 General Counsel, Company Secretary

John Abbott

56 2013 Member of the Executive Committee, Downstream Director

Harry Brekelmans

50 2014 Member of the Executive Committee, Projects & Technology Director

Andrew Brown

54 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, Upstream Director

Donny Ching

52 2014 Member of the Executive Committee, Legal Director

Maarten Wetselaar

47 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, Integrated Gas Director

Guy Elliott

60 2010 Non-Executive Director

Euleen Goh

61 2014 Non-Executive Director

Gerard Kleisterlee

69 2010 Non-Executive Director

Nigel Sheinwald

62 2012 Non-Executive Director

Linda Stuntz

61 2011 Non-Executive Director

Patricia Woertz

63 2014 Non-Executive Director

Gerrit Zalm

63 2013 Non-Executive Director

Peter van Driel

Vice President - Investor Relations, Europe

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Holliday

Mr. Charles O. (Chad) Holliday, Jr., has been Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. since May 19, 2015. He previously served as a Non-executive Director since September 2010. He was Chief Executive Officer of DuPont from 1998 to 2009, and Chairman from 1999 to 2009. He joined DuPont in 1970 after receiving a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee and held various manufacturing and business assignments, including a six-year, Tokyo-based posting as President of DuPont Asia/Pacific. He is Chairman of the National Academy of Engineering and is a founding member of the International Business Council. He has previously served as Chairman of the Bank of America Corporation, The Business Council, Catalyst, the Society of Chemical Industry – American Section and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is a Director of Deere & Company. He is Chairman of the Nomination and Succession Committee at the Company.

Ben van Beurden

Mr. Ben van Beurden has been Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. since January 1, 2014. He joined Shell in 1983, after graduating with a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His career in Shell spans both Upstream and Downstream activities. He has held a number of operational and commercial roles, including some 10 years in the LNG business, and a variety of positions in Downstream. In January 2005, he became Vice President, Manufacturing Excellence, based in Houston, USA. In this role he was responsible for standards in operational excellence and high-performance initiatives in refining and chemicals manufacturing. In December 2006, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Chemicals, based in London, UK. During his tenure in the role, he was appointed to the boards of a number of industry associations including the International Council of Chemicals Associations and the European Chemical Industry Council. From January to September 2013, he was Downstream Director and had regional responsibility for Europe and Turkey. He has been a Member of the Executive Committee since January 2013.

Hans Wijers

Mr. Hans Wijers has been Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board and Senior Independent Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC since May 21, 2014. Prior to that, he was Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management of AkzoNobel N.V. from 2003 to 2012, having become a Board member in 2002. From 1999 to 2002, he was Senior Partner at The Boston Consulting Group. He was Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs from 1994 to 1998, and was previously Managing Partner of The Boston Consulting Group. He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam while teaching there. He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V., Member of the Supervisory Board of HAL Holding N.V., Non-executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc and a trustee of various charities. He is Chairman of the Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee and Member of the Nomination and Succession Committee at the Company.

Simon Henry

Mr. Simon Henry has served as Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. since May 20, 2009. He was Chief Financial Officer for Exploration & Production from 2004 to 2009, and was Head of Group Investor Relations from 2001 to 2004. Prior to these roles, he held various finance posts including Finance Manager of Marketing in Egypt, Controller for the Upstream business in Egypt, Oil Products Finance Adviser for Asia-Pacific, Finance Director for the Mekong Cluster, and General Manager Finance for the South East Asian Retail business. He joined Shell in 1982 as an engineer at the Stanlow refinery in the UK and in 1989 qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He was appointed a Non-executive Director of Lloyds Banking Group plc with effect from June 2014.

Ronan Cassidy

Mr. Ronan Cassidy has been Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer of ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC since January 1, 2016. He graduated from Oxford University, UK with a BA in Modern History. He began his career with Shell in 1988, supporting Production and Engineering for UK North Sea operations. In 1991, he joined the Stanlow Manufacturing (Refining and Petrochemicals). In 1993, he moved to China for five years as Human Resources Manager, helping to establish local downstream lubricants, bitumen, LPG and fuels businesses and supporting Upstream Exploration. In 1997, he assumed additional responsibility for resourcing in North East Asia. Ronan returned to the UK in 1999, where he held further downstream business HR roles in LPG and Manufacturing, Supply and Distribution. In 2004, he was appointed Vice President Human Resources Retail, supporting the globalization of the Retail business. In 2008, he took up the role of Executive Vice President Strategy & Regional Coordination, based in the Netherlands, redeveloping Shell’s HR strategy and global organization structure. In 2009, he was appointed Executive Vice President HR Downstream in the UK. In 2013, he became Executive Vice President HR Upstream International based in the Netherlands.

Michiel Brandjes

Mr. Michiel Brandjes has served as General Counsel, Company Secretary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC since February 2005. He joined Shell in 1980 as a Legal Adviser and was later appointed Head of Legal in Singapore. Following a period as Head of Legal in China, he was appointed Company Secretary of Royal Dutch Petroleum Company. He is Non-executive Director of Constellium N.V.

John Abbott

Mr. John Abbott has been Member of the Executive Committee and Downstream Director of Royal Dutch Shell plc. since October 1, 2013. He joined Shell in 1981 after graduating from Birmingham University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He has since worked in the UK, Singapore, Thailand, the Netherlands, Canada, and the USA, predominantly in the areas of Global Manufacturing and Supply, Trading and Distribution. In 1994, he was seconded to the British Government on a brief assignment to work in the Central Policy and Planning Unit of the Department of the Environment. In 2006, he was appointed Vice President Manufacturing Excellence and Support, based in Houston, USA. In this role, he led the development and implementation of processes, standards and improvement initiatives across Shell’s global manufacturing portfolio. In 2008, he became Executive Vice President of Shell’s Upstream Americas Heavy Oil business, based in Calgary, Canada. In 2012, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing. Working out of Houston, USA. He is a Fellow member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, as well as a chartered engineer and chartered scientist.

Harry Brekelmans

Mr. Harry Brekelmans has been Member of the Executive Committee and Projects & Technology Director of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. since October 1, 2014. He joined Shell after graduating in 1990 with a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Delft Technical University in the Netherlands. He began his career in the research and development department of Shell’s Exploration & Production (E&P) business in the Netherlands, followed by a variety of assignments in Egypt and the UK. He was appointed Internal Audit Manager for Shell E&P Europe in 2003. In 2005 he became Global Audit Manager for both the E&P and Gas & Power businesses. From 2007, he was Chief Executive Officer of Salym Petroleum Development, a Shell joint venture in Russia. In September 2009, he became Executive Vice President (EVP) for Shell Group Strategy & Planning. In mid-2011, he returned to Russia as Country Chairman and EVP for Russia and the Caspian region. He moved back to his native city, The Hague, the Netherlands, in early 2013 to take up a new role as EVP for Upstream International Operated. He is Board Member of the Global Leadership and Technology Exchange, which connects business, governments and civil society in seeking more efficient, low-carbon growth.

Andrew Brown

Mr. Andrew Brown has been Member of the Executive Committee and Upstream Director of ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC since January 1, 2016. Prior to that, he was Member of the Executive Committee and Upstream International Director at the Company from April 1, 2012. He is responsible for Shell’s global Upstream business, which includes the exploration and production of oil and gas from conventional, shale and deep-water sources. He joined Shell after completing his degree in Engineering Science at Cambridge University. Between 1984 and 2000, he worked in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy, Brunei and Oman in engineering and project management roles. In 2000, he was Senior Advisor for the Middle East and Former Soviet Union to the Vice Chairman of Shell before becoming Private Assistant to the Chairman of Shell in 2001. From 2002 to 2012, he led the delivery of the Pearl GTL gas-to-liquids project as Managing Director and Country Chairman. In 2009, he was additionally appointed Executive Vice President Qatar with responsibility for all of Shell’s upstream business in Qatar including the Qatargas 4 LNG project. He was awarded an OBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List for his services to British-Qatari business relations. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and a Trustee of the Shell Foundation.

Donny Ching

Mr. Donny Ching has been Member of the Executive Committee and Legal Director of ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC since February 10, 2014. He was previously General Counsel for Shell’s Project & Technology business, based in Rijswijk, the Netherlands. He graduated with a law degree from the University of Southampton in the UK and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 1988. He joined Shell in Australia in the same year and re-qualified as a lawyer in Victoria, Australia, in 1989. He worked initially in the Resources business before moving on to downstream and corporate work in Shell Australia. In 1992, he moved to Shell Hong Kong to work on the Nanhai petrochemicals project in China, as well as other smaller joint ventures and projects that marked Shell’s re-entry into China. In 2000, he moved to London in the UK where he first worked on some chemical divestments before moving to support Shell’s then Gas & Power business. He helped to set up Shell’s global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trading business and on projects such as Pearl GTL in Qatar. He moved to Singapore in 2004 as Associate General Counsel for the Gas & Power business in the Asia-Pacific region. His role included supporting Shell’s growing LNG trading business and LNG projects such as Sakhalin LNG and Gorgon LNG. In 2008, he became Head of Legal for Shell Singapore, responsible for legal support to the Downstream business in South-east Asia. He became General Counsel of Projects & Technology in June 2011.

Maarten Wetselaar

Mr. Maarten Wetselaar has been Member of the Executive Committee and Integrated Gas Director of ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC since January 1, 2016. He is accountable for delivering and growing Shell’s global Integrated Gas business, serving customers around the world. He holds Masters degree in Economics from the University of Groningen and a postdoctorate Controllers degree from VU University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. After joining Shell in 1995 he held a variety of financial, commercial and general management roles in Shell’s downstream and trading businesses in Europe and Brazil before becoming Vice President of Finance & Information Technology for downstream in Africa, based in Ghana. He then moved to the upstream, where his roles included Vice President Finance for the Middle East, and Vice President Finance and Commercial for Russia/CIS. In 2009, he became Executive Vice President Finance in the Upstream International business. In 2013, he was appointed Executive Vice President for Integrated Gas, based in Singapore.

Guy Elliott

Mr. Guy R. Elliott has served as Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. since September 1, 2010. He was Chief Financial Officer of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited from 2002 to April 2013, and remained Senior Executive Director of these companies until the end of 2013. Prior to joining the Rio Tinto Group, he worked in investment banking and gained an MBA at INSEAD. From 2007 to 2010, he was a Non-executive Director of Cadbury plc, serving as Chairman of its Audit Committee from 2008 to 2009 and as Senior Independent Director from 2008 to 2010. He is Member of the UK Takeover Panel and Chairman of the Code Committee of the Panel. He is Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of SABMiller plc. He is Member of the Audit Committee and Member of the Nomination and Succession Committee at the Company.

Euleen Goh

Ms. Euleen Goh has been Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC since September 1, 2014 She is a chartered accountant and also has professional qualifications in banking and taxation. She held various senior management positions with Standard Chartered Bank and was Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore, from 2001 until 2006. She has also held non-executive appointments on various boards including Aviva plc, MediaCorp Pte Limited, Singapore Airlines Limited, Singapore Exchange Limited, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad and Standard Chartered Bank Thai pcl. She was previously Non-executive Chairman of the Singapore International Foundation and Chairman of International Enterprise Singapore and the Accounting Standards Council, Singapore. She is Non-executive Director of CapitaLand Limited, DBS Bank Limited, DBS Group Holdings Limited and SATS Limited, and a Trustee of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs Endowment Fund and the Temasek Trust. She is also Non-executive Director of Singapore Health Services Pte Limited, a not-for-profit organization. Moreover, she is Chairman of the Audit Committee at the Company.

Gerard Kleisterlee

Mr. Gerard J. Kleisterlee has served as Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC since November 1, 2010. He was President/Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management of Koninklijke Philips N.V. from 2001 to 2011. Having joined Philips in 1974, he held several positions before being appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Philips' Components division in 1999 and Executive Vice-President of Philips in 2000. From 2010 to 2013, he was Member of the Board of Directors of Dell Inc. and, from 2009 to April 2014, he was Member of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG. He is Chairman of Vodafone Group plc, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ASML Holding N.V. and Non-executive Director of IBEX Global Solutions plc. Moreover, he is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit Committee at the Company.

Nigel Sheinwald

Sir Nigel Sheinwald has been Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC since July 1, 2012. He was a senior British diplomat who served as British Ambassador to the USA from 2007 to 2012, before retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Prior to this, he served as Foreign Policy and Defense Adviser to the Prime Minister and Head of the Cabinet Office Defense and Overseas Secretariat. He served as British Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the European Union in Brussels from 2000 to 2003. He joined the Diplomatic Service in 1976 and served in Brussels, Washington, Moscow and in a wide range of policy roles in London. He is Non-executive Director of the Innovia Group and Invesco Limited, a Senior Adviser to the Universal Music Group and a Visiting Professor and Council Member of King's College, London. He is Member of the Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee at the Company.

Linda Stuntz

Ms. Linda Gillespie Stuntz has served as Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell Plc., since June 1, 2011. She is a founding partner of the law firm of Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C., based in Washington, DC. Her law practice includes energy and environmental regulation, as well as matters relating to government support of technology development and transfer. She chaired the Electricity Advisory Committee to the US Department of Energy from 2008 to 2009, and was Member of the Board of Directors of Schlumberger Limited from 1993 to 2010 and Raytheon Company from 2004 to 2015. From 1989 to 1993, she held senior policy positions at the US Department of Energy, including Deputy Secretary. She played a principal role in the development and enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 1992. From 1981 to 1987, she was an Associate Minority Counsel and Minority Counsel to the Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives. She is Member of the US Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and a Director of Edison International. She is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company.

Patricia Woertz

Ms. Patricia A. Woertz has been Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC since June 1, 2014. She is former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Archer Daniels Midland Company in the USA, which she joined in 2006. She began her career as a certified public accountant with Ernst & Ernst in Pittsburgh, USA before joining Gulf Oil Corporation in 1977 where she held various positions in refining, marketing, strategic planning and finance. Following the merger of Gulf and Chevron in 1987, she led international operations as President of Chevron Canada and, later, Chevron International Oil Company. With the merger of Chevron and Texaco in 2001, she was Executive Vice President responsible for global refining, marketing, lubricant and supply and trading operations until 2006. She served on the US President's Export Council from 2010 to 2015 and chaired the US section of the US-Brazil CEO Forum from 2013 to 2015. She is a Director of 3M Company, The Procter & Gamble Company, UI LABS and World Business Chicago and is Member of The Business Council. She is Member of the Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee and Member of the Remuneration Committee at the Company.

Gerrit Zalm

Mr. Gerrit Zalm has been Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC since January 1, 2013. He was an adviser to PricewaterhouseCoopers during 2007, Chairman of the trustees of the International Accounting Standards Board from 2007 to 2010, an adviser to Permira from 2007 to 2008 and Chief Economist from July 2007 to January 2008, and Chief Financial Officer from January 2008 to December 2008 of DSB Bank. He was the Minister of Finance of the Netherlands twice, from 1994 to 2002 and from 2003 to 2007. In between, he was Chairman of the parliamentary party of the VVD. Prior to 1994, he was head of the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, a professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and held various positions at the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. He studied General Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and received an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from that university. He is Chairman of the Managing Board of ABN AMRO Bank N.V. He is Member of the Remuneration Committee at the Company.

Peter van Driel

Mr. Peter van Driel serves as Vice President - Investor Relations, Europe of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. Mr. van Driel is responsible for all contacts and relationship management with current and potential institutional shareholders of Royal Dutch Shell plc. in Europe. He joined Shell in 1991 and has held various finance positions in Downstream, Trading and Upstream, such as Distribution Finance Manager for Europe, Business Finance Manager Russia, and Head of Corporate M&A and Commercial Finance for the Americas and later for Upstream International. Before taking up his current role in March 2013, he was based in the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Russia and the United States.