Shell announces changes to Executive Committee

Source: press release, 15 October 2021

Wael Sawan, Shell’s Integrated Gas and Renewable and Energy Solutions (R&ES) Director
Wael Sawan, Shell’s Integrated Gas and Renewable and Energy Solutions (R&ES) Director (photo: Photographic Services, Shell International Limited)

Royal Dutch Shell plc has announced the appointments of Wael Sawan as Integrated Gas and Renewable and Energy Solutions (R&ES) Director and Zoë Yujnovich as Upstream Director. Both appointments are effective 25 October 2021.

Sawan, currently Upstream Director, will remain a member of the Executive Committee in his new role and will continue to be based in the Netherlands. He takes over as Integrated Gas and R&ES Director from Maarten Wetselaar, who will leave the company after more than 25 years of distinguished service on 25 October. Wetselaar will join Cepsa as Chief Executive Officer as of 1 January 2022.

Yujnovich, currently Executive Vice President, Conventional Oil & Gas, takes over from Wael as Upstream Director and will join the Executive Committee. She will also be based in the Netherlands.

“Zoë and Wael are both strong, focused leaders, who will bring great energy and commercial expertise to their new roles. Their proven leadership skills will be crucial as we deliver our Powering Progress strategy purposefully and profitably,” said Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive, Ben van Beurden. “I am also immensely grateful to Maarten for his outstanding contribution to Shell and our customers, for his vision and drive in shaping a world-class LNG portfolio, and for laying the foundations of our power and renewable solutions business. I wish him well in his new role.”