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Statement by Shell Media: Peter Voser to be next Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell plc

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc today announced that Peter Voser will succeed Jeroen van der Veer as Chief Executive, effective 1 July 2009. Voser (50) is Chief Financial Officer and a Director of the Board since October 2004. 

“I am delighted to announce Peter Voser as the next Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell,” said RDS plc Chairman Jorma Ollila. “Peter has the experience, qualities and personal leadership to drive Shell forward, building on the strong position established by Jeroen van der Veer.” 

“Voser’s selection came after a comprehensive assessment and review of internal and external candidates led by the Board Nomination and Succession Committee,” Ollila added.

Voser joined the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies in 1982 and has held a number of finance and business roles in Switzerland, Argentina, Chile and the UK until March 2002. He then joined Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Ltd as Chief Financial Officer, returning to Shell four years ago.

Voser, a Swiss citizen, was born in Baden, Switzerland. He is married and has three children. Voser graduated in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland, in 1982.

From August 1982 to March 2002 Voser was employed by the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies in a variety of finance and business roles. During this time he worked in Switzerland (5 years), UK (8 years), Argentina (5 years) and Chile (2 years).

After moving back to London from Chile in early 1997, Voser became the Group Chief Internal Auditor. In 1999 he was nominated as CFO in Shell Europe Oil Products before becoming CFO of the Global Oil Products Business (early 2001), and a member of the Oil Products Executive Committee.

Voser was appointed Chief Finance Officer (CFO) and Member of the Group Executive Committee of the Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Group of Companies, based in Switzerland, in March 2002. ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies operating in around 100 countries and employs some 110,000 people. In addition to his role as CFO, he was also responsible in the Executive Committee for Group IT and the Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals business (upstream and downstream). He was a Board member of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland until September 2004.

Voser became Chief Financial Officer and a Managing Director of The “Shell” Transport and Trading Company, p.l.c. on 4 October 2004.

Voser was appointed to the Board of Directors of UBS AG in April 2005.

Voser was born in August 1958 in Baden, Switzerland. He is married to Daniela and they have two daughters and a son.

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