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Royal Dutch Shell names former chemicals chief van Beurden as CEO

2:26 AM MDT | July 9, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

The board of Royal Dutch Shell announced today that Ben van Beurden will succeed Peter Voser as CEO, effective 1 January 2014. Peter Voser will leave Shell at the end of March 2014, ending 29 years with the company.   Van Beurden, 55, has been downstream director since January 2013 and served as executive v.p./chemicals before that. “I am delighted to announce Ben van Beurden as the next chief executive officer of Royal Dutch Shell,” said chairman Jorma Ollila. “Ben has deep knowledge of the industry and proven executive experience across a...

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