Shell appoints Wael as Upstream director replacing Brown

Shell appoints Wael as Upstream director replacing Brown

7:38 AM, 18th January 2019
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HOUSTON, US: Royal Dutch Shell plc announced the appointment of Wael Sawan as Upstream Director with effect from 1st July 2019. 

In his new role, Wael will become a member of the Executive Committee and will take over from Andy Brown.  Andy will remain available to Wael and the Executive Committee to assist with transition until 30th September 2019 and will then leave the company after 35 years distinguished service. 

“I am grateful to Andy for his strong leadership of the Upstream business, particularly having improved business performance during the recent years of low oil price.  Through his disciplined focus on efficiency, portfolio optimization, safety and talent development he leaves our Upstream business fit for the future.” said Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive 

Wael is currently Executive Vice President Deepwater.  He joined Shell in 1997 and has held a variety of commercial and operational leadership roles across the Upstream, Integrated Gas and Downstream businesses

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