People: Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSa.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Holliday

67 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Ben van Beurden

57 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Hans Wijers

64 2014 Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Director

Simon Henry

53 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Hugh Mitchell

58 2009 Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer

Michiel Brandjes

60 2005 General Counsel, Company Secretary

John Abbott

55 2013 Director - Downstream Division

Andrew Brown

53 2012 Upstream International Director

Donny Ching

51 2014 Legal Director

Marvin Odum

56 2009 Upstream Americas Director

Harry Brekelmans

49 2014 Member of the Executive Committee, Projects & Technology Director

Guy Elliott

59 2010 Non-Executive Director

Euleen Goh

60 2014 Non-Executive Director

Gerard Kleisterlee

68 2010 Non-Executive Director

Nigel Sheinwald

61 2012 Non-Executive Director

Linda Stuntz

60 2011 Non-Executive Director

Patricia Woertz

62 2014 Non-Executive Director

Gerrit Zalm

62 2013 Non-Executive Director

Ken Lawrence

Vice President - Investor Relations, North America

Peter van Driel

Vice President - Investor Relations, Europe

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Holliday

Mr. Charles (Chad) O. Holliday, Jr., has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Royal Dutch Shell PLC., effective May 19, 2015. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of DuPont since 1970. 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 Business Council, Catalyst, the Society of Chemical Industry – American Section and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is a member of the board of Directors of Bank of America Corporation, having previously served as Chairman from 2010 until September 2014, and is a member of the board of Directors of Deere & Company.

Ben van Beurden

Mr. Ben van Beurden is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC., effective January 1, 2014. He served as Member of the Executive Committee and Downstream Director from January 1, 2013, until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer. Previously he was Executive Vice President Chemicals from December 2006, when he served on the boards of a number of leading industry associations, including the International Council of Chemicals Associations and the European Chemical Industry Council. Prior to this, he held a number of operational and commercial roles in both Upstream and Downstream, including Vice President Manufacturing Excellence. He joined Shell in 1983, after graduating with a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Hans Wijers

Mr. Hans Wijers has been Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. He is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management of Akzo Nobel NV. He joined Akzo Nobel NV in 2002 as Board Member, and was appointed Chairman in May 2003. He obtained a degree from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and a Doctorate in Philosophy in Economics in 1982 while teaching at there. Later, he became Managing Partner of The Boston Consulting Group. He served as Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs from 1994 to 1998, after which he returned to The Boston Consulting Group as Senior Partner until his appointment as a Board member of Akzo Nobel N.V. in 2002. He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AFC Ajax N.V., a member of the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V., and a trustee of various charities. In January 2013, he was appointed a Non-executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc with effect from April 1, 2013. Mr. Wijers is Chairman of the Company's Remuneration Committee and Member and Nomination and Succession Committee.

Simon Henry

Mr. Simon Henry has served as Chief Financial Officer, 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.

Hugh Mitchell

Mr. Hugh S. Mitchell has served as Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer of Royal Dutch Shell PLC since July 1, 2009. He was Human Resources Director of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. He joined Human Resources (HR) in Shell Exploration & Production in 1979 and was appointed to other HR and business roles across the United Kingdom and Brunei in both upstream and downstream businesses. In 1997 he became HR Vice President for the Global Oil Products business and in 2003 was appointed Director International, one of the Group’s Corporate Centre Directors. In 2005 he was appointed Human Resources Director of Royal Dutch Shell and in October 2007, he became Member of the Executive Committee. Currently, Mr. Mitchell is Member of the Board for the Centre for Advanced Human Resources at Cornell University in the United States, and a Foundation Board Member of IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland. He was appointed a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in the USA in 2009. He is also an Honorary Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (United Kingdom). He graduated from Edinburgh University with a Master of Arts (Hons) in Modern History in 1979.

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.

John Abbott

Mr. John Abbott has been appointed as Director - Downstream Division of Royal Dutch Shell plc., with effect from October 1, 2013. John is a British national and currently Executive Vice President Manufacturing, responsible for some 30 oil refineries and petrochemicals plants world-wide. He joined Shell in 1981, and has held a variety of management positions in refining, chemicals and upstream heavy oil, working in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Thailand, the Netherlands, Canada, and the United States. John graduated from Birmingham University, UK in 1981 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers as well as a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Scientist.

Andrew Brown

Mr. Andrew Brown has served as Upstream International Director of Royal Dutch Shell Plc since April 1, 2012. He joined the Company in 1984. In 1985 he was posted to New Zealand, where he worked as Project Engineer. In 2000, he was appointed to work as Senior Adviser for the Middle East and Former Soviet Union, before becoming Private Assistant to Sir. Philip Watts, the Executive Chairman of Shell in 2001. In 2009, Mr. Brown was appointed to the Shell Upstream International Leadership Team as Executive Vice President, with executive accountability for all of Shell’s activities in Qatar, including Pearl GTL and Qatargas 4. Mr. Brown received Degree in Engineering Science from Cambridge University.

Donny Ching

Mr. Donny Ching is Legal Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. Previously, he was General Counsel for the Project & Technology business based in the Netherlands. He joined Shell in 1988 based in Australia, moving to Hong Kong and later to London. In 2008, he was appointed Head of Legal at Shell Singapore, having served as Associate General Counsel for the Gas & Power business in Asia-Pacific.

Marvin Odum

Mr. Marvin E. Odum has served as Upstream Americas Director of Royal Dutch Shell Plc., since July 1, 2009. He 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. Previously he was Executive Vice President for the Americas for Shell Exploration & Production. He was appointed President of Shell Oil Company in 2008 having served as Executive Vice President since 2005 with responsibility for Shell’s Exploration and Production businesses in the western hemisphere.

Harry Brekelmans

Mr. Harry Brekelmans has been appointed as Member of the Executive Committee, Projects & Technology Director of Royal Dutch Shell Plc., effective October 1, 2014. Harry is a Dutch national and currently Executive Vice President Operated, Upstream International. He joined Shell in 1990 and has held a variety of international management positions in Geosciences, Field Development, Operations, Internal Audit and Strategy & Planning. Harry graduated from Delft Technical University, Netherlands in 1990 with a degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Guy Elliott

Mr. Guy R. Elliott has served as Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC., with 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 a member of the UK Takeover Panel, which he joined in 2012, and was appointed Chairman of the Code Committee of the Panel with effect from February 2014. He was appointed a Non-executive Director of SABMiller plc in July 2013 and later that year was appointed Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director.

Euleen Goh

Ms. Euleen Goh is Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. 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 Chairman of International Enterprise Singapore and the Accounting Standards Council, Singapore. She is a 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. She is also Non-executive Chairman of the Singapore International Foundation and a Non-executive Director of Singapore Health Services Pte Limited, both not-for-profit organisations.

Gerard Kleisterlee

Mr. Gerard J. Kleisterlee has served as Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC., since November 1, 2010. Previously, he was President/Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management of Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV from 2001 to March 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. He was appointed Chairman of Vodafone Group plc in July 2011. He is also Member of the European Round Table of Industrialists, Chairman of both IMD’s Foundation Board and Executive Committee, Member of the Supervisory Boards at De Nederlandsche Bank NV and Daimler AG; and Director of Dell Inc. and Chairman of the Foundation of the Cancer Centre Amsterdam. Mr. Kleisterlee is Member of Company’s Audit Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Electronics Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology.

Nigel Sheinwald

Sir. Nigel Sheinwald is 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 Defence Adviser to the Prime Minister, and Head of the Cabinet Office Defence 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 a Senior Adviser to the Universal Music Group and a Visiting Professor and Council Member of King’s College, London. In January 2015, he was appointed a Non-executive Director of the Innovia Group.

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. From 1989 to 1993, she held senior policy positions at the United States Department of Energy, including Deputy Secretary. From 1981 to 1987, she was an Associate Minority Counsel and Minority Counsel to the Energy and Commerce Committee of the United States House of Representatives. She chaired the Electricity Advisory Committee to the United States Department of Energy from 2008 to 2009, and was Member of the Board of Directors of Schlumberger Limited from 1993 to 2010. She serves on the Board of Directors of Raytheon Company. Ms. Stuntz is Member of the Company's Audit Committee. She holds a Bachelors degree from Wittenberg University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard University.

Patricia Woertz

Ms. Patricia A. Woertz is Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. She is Chairman and former 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 is a member of the boards of Directors of The Procter & Gamble Company, UI LABS and World Business Chicago. She also leads the US section of the US – Brazil CEO Forum and is a member of The Business Council. In 2010, the US President appointed her to The President’s Export Council.

Gerrit Zalm

Mr. Gerrit Zalm has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC., effective January 1, 2013. He is Chairman of the Board of Management of ABN AMRO Bank N.V., a position he has held since February 2009. Before joining ABN AMRO, he was the Minister of Finance of the Netherlands from 1994 until 2002, Chairman of the VVD Liberal Party in the Lower House (2002) and Minister of Finance from 2003 until 2007. During 2007 until 2009 he was adviser to PricewaterhouseCoopers (2007), Chairman of the trustees of the International Accounting Standards Board (2007-2010), adviser to Permira (private equity fund) (2007-2008) and Chief Financial Officer of DSB Bank (2008). 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 at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. He studied General Economics (Masters, 1975) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and received an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from this university (2008). He is Member of the Company's Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee.

Ken Lawrence

Mr. Ken Lawrence is Vice President - Investor Relations, North America of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Mr. Lawrence joined shell in 1982 as a Petroleum Engineer. He has had 20+ years of Upstream experience and has been working in Investor Relations since 2006.

Peter van Driel

Mr. Peter van Driel is 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.
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