Royal Dutch Shell has announced the appointment of Jessica Uhl as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective 9 March 2017.
Ms Uhl will replace Simon Henry, who will remain on the Board as CFO until 9 March 2017 and sign the 2016 annual report, after which he will hand over his duties. Simon will remain available to assist with transition until 30 June 2017.
Charles Holliday, Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, said: “The Board is grateful to Simon for strengthening capital management and the balance sheet such as to allow the acquisition of BG and executing that deal. His leadership in integrating the two companies and in re-orienting our strategy leaves us a financially stronger company. When he leaves our Board, it will be with our very best wishes.”
Simon Henry said: “I have been privileged to spend the past 34 years working with great colleagues, in a great company. Together we have made a difference in an industry that really matters to so many people around the world. I wish Jessica every success in the role, and am confident that she and Shell will deliver a world class investment, in the most responsible and sustainable way.”
In addition to her new role, Jessica will be an Executive Director of the Shell and a member of its Executive Committee. She will be based in the Netherlands.
Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive, said: “Jessica combines an external perspective with broad Shell experience and is a highly regarded executive with a track record of delivering key business objectives from cost leadership in complex operations to M&A delivery. I am delighted to welcome Jessica to the leadership of our company. I look forward to working with her in assuring its financial success as we execute our strategy to re-shape Shell”.
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