Jessica Uhl to succeed Simon Henry as Chief Financial Officer
Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) announced that, after more than seven years in the role, Simon Henry will conclude his service as Chief Financial Officer of the company and will be succeeded by Jessica Uhl.
The Board has appointed Jessica Uhl as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 9 March 2017. Jessica will be an Executive Director of the Company and a member of its Executive Committee, and will be based in The Netherlands.
Jessica, an American citizen, grew up in California and holds a BA in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley (1989) and an MBA from INSEAD (1997).
She joined Shell in 2004 and has held Finance leadership roles, based in Europe and the USA, in Shell’s Upstream, Integrated Gas and Downstream businesses, as well as in Projects & Technology and Corporate headquarters. She is currently Executive Vice President (EVP), Finance for the Integrated Gas business. Previous roles included EVP, Finance for Upstream Americas, Vice President (VP) Finance, Upstream Americas Unconventionals, VP Controller for Upstream and Projects and Technology, VP Finance for the global Lubricants business and Head of External Reporting. Jessica joined Shell in finance and business development supporting the Renewables business.
Prior to joining Shell, Jessica worked for Enron in Houston and Panama (1997-2003) and Citibank in San Francisco (1990-96).
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”.
Simon Henry 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 then remain available to Jessica and to the Board to assist with transition until 30 June 2017.
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