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Shell's New Energies boss Gainsborough to step down

LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell’s head of New Energies Mark Gainsborough announced on Thursday he was stepping down after setting up and leading a rapid expansion of the company’s renewables and low-carbon business over the past four years.

Gainsborough will be replaced by Elisabeth Brinton on April 1, the 39-year Shell veteran said in a post on LinkedIn. He will leave the company at the end of the year.

Brinton, a Silicon Valley and utility industry veteran, joined Shell in 2018 and is currently vice president for strategy at the New Energies, according to her LinkedIn page.

A Shell spokeswoman confirmed the moves. (Reporting by Ron Bousso; editing by David Evans)

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