Ben van Beurden

Adviser to the Board of Directors, Shell

1983, Master's in Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. Since 1983, with Royal Dutch Shell; in both downstream and upstream activities; has held a number of operational and commercial roles, including 10 years in the LNG business; 2005, Vice-President, Manufacturing Excellence, responsible for standards in operational excellence and high-performance initiatives in refining and chemicals manufacturing; 2006, Executive Vice-President, Chemicals; 2013, Director, Downstream and Member of the Executive Committee, responsible for Europe and Turkey; since 2014, Chief Executive Officer. Former Member of the Board, various industry associations, including the International Council of Chemicals Associations and the European Chemical Industry Council.

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