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Business Times (Malaysia): New Shell Malaysia chairman to head business council

NEWLY appointed Shell Malaysia Bhd chairman Saw Choo Boon will head the company's business council effective March 1. He will be the third Malaysian to hold such position since the establishment of the council.
He replaces outgoing Shell Malaysia chairman Datuk Jon Chadwick, who will be moving to another senior Shell position within Asia, also effective March 1.
In a statement, Shell Malaysia explained that the business council is the company's highest coordinating body.
It comprises the chairman, leaders of Shell Malaysia's key business portfolios in exploration and production, downstream oil and gas, the finance director and senior managers in human resources, information technology, legal and external affairs.
As Shell Malaysia chairman, Saw will lead the business council in shaping the company for greater growth in Malaysia.
Additionally, he will retain his current downstream oil responsibilities as well as serve as chairman of the boards of several companies where Shell Malaysia has business interests.
In the statement, Shell Malaysia also announced the revision of the business council leaders as well as appointment of several new council members. New members will assume their positions with effect from February 1.
New members appointed are the company's Sarawak asset manager Wee Yiaw Hin, Shell Malaysia general manager for corporate affairs Wahiruddin Abdul Wahid, general counsel Sufian Shamsuddin and human resources director Jonathan Kohn.
Other members retained in the business council are Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd managing director Mohzani Abdul Wahab, Shell Malaysia's downstream gas and power business vice president Dick Benschop (who replaces Idris Jala, the former Shell MDS (Malaysia) managing director and now Malaysia Airlines managing director), Shell Malaysia finance director Michael Taylor and Shell Information Technology International Sdn Bhd country manager Steve Clearwater.

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