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Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSa.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Holliday

71 2015 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Ben van Beurden

61 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Director

Gerard Kleisterlee

72 2018 Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director

Jessica Uhl

51 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Director

Ronan Cassidy

52 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer

Harry Brekelmans

54 2014 Member of the Executive Committee, Projects & Technology Director

Donny Ching

55 2014 Member of the Executive Committee, Legal Director

Linda Szymanski

52 2017 General Counsel Corporate, Company Secretary

John Abbott

59 2013 Member of the Executive Committee, Downstream Director

Andrew Brown

57 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, Upstream Director

Maarten Wetselaar

50 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, Integrated Gas and New Energies Director

Neil Carson

62 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ann Godbehere

64 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Euleen Goh

64 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Catherine Hughes

56 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Roberto Setubal

64 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nigel Sheinwald

66 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Linda Stuntz

64 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Gerrit Zalm

67 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Tjerk Huysinga

2017 Executive Vice President Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Holliday

Mr. Charles O. (Chad) Holliday, Jr. is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Chief Executive Officer of DuPont from 1998 to 2009, and Chairman from 1999 to 2009. He joined DuPont in 1970 after receiving a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee and held various manufacturing and business assignments, including a six-year Tokyobased posting as President of DuPont Asia/Pacific. He has previously served as Chairman of the Bank of America Corporation, The Business Council, Catalyst, the National Academy of Engineering, the Society of Chemical Industry – American Section and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is a founding member of the International Business Council. Chad has a distinguished track record as an international businessman. He was originally appointed to the Board as a Non-executive Director in September 2010 and, prior to his May 2015 appointment as Chair of the Board, served as Chair of the Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee and Member of the Remuneration Committee. He has a deep understanding of international strategic, commercial and environmental issues, and gained extensive experience in the areas of safety and risk management during his time with DuPont. During his time as Chair, he has been committed to developing and maintaining a strong dialogue with investors and other key stakeholders and has ensured that their views are considered during Board discussions and decision-making. He has also demonstrated a strong commitment to ensuring that the highest standards of corporate governance, safety, ethics and compliance are maintained. Chad is a particularly avid advocate of greater diversity, which is reflected in the Board’s current diversity mix and increased diversity goals across the Shell Group.

Ben van Beurden

Mr. Ben van Beurden is Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Director of the Company. Ben was Downstream Director from January to September 2013. Before that, he was Executive Vice President Chemicals from 2006 to 2012. In this period, he also served on the boards of a number of leading industry associations, including the International Council of Chemicals Associations and the European Chemical Industry Council. Prior to this, he held a number of operational and commercial roles in both Upstream and Downstream, including Vice President Manufacturing Excellence. He joined Shell in 1983, after graduating with a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Gerard Kleisterlee

Mr. Gerard J. Kleisterlee is Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of the Company. Gerard was President/Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management of Koninklijke Philips N.V. from 2001 to 2011. Having joined Philips in 1974, he held several positions before being appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Philips’ Components division in 1999 and Executive Vice-President of Philips in 2000. He was a member of the board of Directors of Dell Inc. from 2010 to 2013 and, a member of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG from 2009 to 2014. From 2014 to 2016, he was a Non-executive Director of IBEX Global Solutions plc. Gerard is a Dutch businessman with a distinguished career with one of the largest electronics companies in the world. Through a variety of senior roles, he was responsible for operations in places such as Europe, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. Gerard is also currently Chair of Vodafone, one of the UK’s largest global companies, which provides services to more than 500 million customers. Gerard’s business experience provides him with a broad and deep understanding of the geopolitical, strategic and commercial challenges an evolving business faces. His experience – gained at Philips, Dell and Vodafone, businesses that have seen significant changes in technology and consumer behaviour – is a great asset to the Board as Shell transitions to a lower-carbon energy system.

Jessica Uhl

Ms. Jessica Uhl is Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and Executive Director of the Company. Jessica was Executive Vice President Finance for the Integrated Gas business from January 2016 to March 2017. Previously, she was Executive Vice President Finance for Upstream Americas from 2014 to 2015, Vice President Finance for Upstream Americas Unconventionals from 2013 to 2014, Vice President Controller for Upstream and Projects & Technology from 2010 to 2012, Vice President Finance for the global Lubricants business from 2009 to 2010, and Head of External Reporting from 2007 to 2009. She joined Shell in 2004 in finance and business development, supporting the Renewables business. Prior to joining Shell, Jessica worked for Enron in the USA and Panama from 1997 to 2003 and for Citibank in San Francisco, USA from 1990 to 1996. She obtained an MBA at INSEAD in 1997.

Ronan Cassidy

Mr. Ronan Cassidy is Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, since January 1, 2016. Ronan was previously Executive Vice President Human Resources, Upstream International. He joined Shell in 1988 and has held various human resources positions in Upstream and Downstream.

Harry Brekelmans

Mr. Harry Brekelmans is Member of the Executive Committee and Projects & Technology Director of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Harry was previously Executive Vice President for Upstream International Operated based in the Netherlands. He joined Shell in 1990 and has held various management positions in Exploration and Production, Internal Audit, and Group Strategy and Planning. From 2011 to 2013, he was Country Chair – Russia and Executive Vice President for Russia and the Caspian region.

Donny Ching

Mr. Donny Ching is Member of the Executive Committee and Legal Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, since February 10, 2014. Donny was previously General Counsel for Projects & Technology based in the Netherlands. He joined Shell in 1988 based in Australia and then moved to Hong Kong and later to London. In 2008, he was appointed Head of Legal at Shell Singapore, having served as Associate General Counsel for Gas & Power in Asia-Pacific.

Linda Szymanski

Ms. Linda Mari Szymanski is General Counsel Corporate, Company Secretary of the Company. Linda was General Counsel of the Upstream Americas business and Head of Legal US, based in the USA, from 2014 to 2016. Previously, she was Group Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer based in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2014. Since joining Shell in 1995, she has also held a variety of legal positions in the Shell Oil Company in the USA, including Chemicals Legal Managing Counsel and other senior roles in employment, litigation, and commercial practice.

John Abbott

Mr. John Abbott is Executive Committee and Downstream Director of Royal Dutch Shell plc., John was previously Executive Vice President Manufacturing, responsible for oil refineries and petrochemicals plants worldwide. He joined Shell in 1981, and has held various management positions in refining, chemicals and upstream heavy oil, working in Canada, the Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand, the UK and the USA. On April 13, 2018, John was elected as a Non-executive Director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

Andrew Brown

Mr. Andrew Brown is Member of the Executive Committee, Upstream Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, since January 1, 2016. Andrew was previously Executive Vice President for Shell’s activities in Qatar and a member of the Upstream International Leadership Team. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 2012 for his services to British-Qatari business relations. [A] On January 17, 2019, the Company announced that Andrew Brown will step down from the role of Upstream director on June 30, 2019 and will be replaced with Wael Sawan. Andy will remain available to Wael and the Executive Committee to assist with transition until September 30, 2019, and will then leave the company after 35 years’ distinguished service.

Maarten Wetselaar

Mr. Maarten Wetselaar is Member of the Executive Committee and Integrated Gas and New Energies Director of Royal Ducth Shell PLC, since June 1, 2016. Maarten was previously Executive Vice President of Integrated Gas based in Singapore. He joined Shell in 1995 and has held various financial, commercial and general management roles in Downstream, Trading and Upstream.

Neil Carson

Mr. Neil Carson is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Neil is a former FTSE 100 chief executive. After completing an engineering degree, Neil joined Johnston Matthey in 1980 where he held several senior management positions in both the United Kingdom and United States, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2004. Since retiring from Johnston Matthey in 2014, Neil has focused his time on his Non-executive roles.

Ann Godbehere

Ms. Ann Frances Godbehere is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ann started her career with Sun Life of Canada in 1976 in Montreal, Canada and joined M&G Group in 1981 where she served as Senior Vice President and Controller for both life and health and property and casualty businesses throughout North America. She joined Swiss Re in 1996 and served as Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2007. From 2008 to 2009, she was interim Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director of Northern Rock bank in the initial period following its nationalisation. She served as a Non-executive Director of Prudential plc from 2007 to 2017 and British American Tobacco plc from 2011 to 2018.

Euleen Goh

Ms. Euleen Goh is Non-Executive Independent Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, since September 1, 2014. She is Chairman of SATS Limited. Non-executive Director of CapitaLand Limited, DBS Bank Limited, DBS Group Holdings Limited and Temasek Trustees Pte Limited [A]. Trustee of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs Endowment Fund. Chairman of the Governing Council of the Singapore Institute of Management and Non-executive Director of Singapore Health Services Pte Limited, both of which are not-for-profit organisations. [A] On April 1, 2019, Euleen is retiring from the Board of Temasek Trustees Pte Ltd. Euleen is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Chartered Accountants and has professional qualifications in banking and taxation. She held various senior management positions within Standard Chartered Bank and was Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore, from 2001 until 2006. She has also held non-executive appointments on various boards including Aviva plc, MediaCorp Pte Limited, Singapore Airlines Limited, Singapore Exchange Limited, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad and Standard Chartered Bank Thai plc. She was previously Non-executive Chairman of the Singapore International Foundation and Chairman of International Enterprise Singapore and the Accounting Standards Council, Singapore.

Catherine Hughes

Ms. Catherine J. Hughes is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Catherine was Executive Vice President International at Nexen Inc., from January 2012 until her retirement in April 2013, where she was responsible for all oil and gas activities including exploration, production, development and project activities outside Canada. She joined Nexen in 2009 as Vice President Operational Services, Technology and Human Resources. Prior to joining Nexen Inc., she was Vice President Oil Sands at Husky Oil from 2007 to 2009 and Vice President Exploration & Production Services, from 2005 to 2007. She started her career with Schlumberger in 1986 and held key positions in various countries, including Italy, Nigeria, the UK, the USA and France, and was President of Schlumberger Canada Limited for five years. She was a Non-executive Director of Statoil from 2013 to 2015.

Roberto Setubal

Mr. Roberto Egydio Setubal is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Roberto was Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. in Sao Paulo, Brazil, until April 2017. At that time, he retired as Chief Executive Officer and currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Following a brief period with Citibank in New York, he joined Banco Itaú in 1984 where he held a variety of senior roles in investment banking, consumer credit operations and retail banking before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1994. Following the merger of Banco Itaú and Unibanco, he was appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. Previoulsy, he was a Non-executive Director of Petrobas S.A., President of the IMC and Vice-Chairman of the IIF. He is Member of the board of International Monetary Conference (IMC), the Economic and Social Development Council of the Presidency of Brazil, and the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He is also President of the Fundação Itaú Social and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Instituto Itaú Cultural.

Nigel Sheinwald

Sir Nigel Sheinwald is Non-Executive Independent Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, since July 1, 2012. He is Non-executive Director of Invesco Limited and Raytheon UK. Senior Adviser to Tanium Inc. and to the Universal Music Group. Visiting Professor and Council Member of King’s College, London. Sir Nigel was a senior British diplomat who served as British Ambassador to the USA from 2007 to 2012, before retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Prior to this, he served as Foreign Policy and Defence Adviser to the Prime Minister and as British Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Europen Union in Brussels. He joined the Diplomatic Service in 1976 and served in Brussels, Washington, Moscow and in a wide range of policy roles in London. Since 2012, he has taken on a number of international business roles, and supported organisations involved in higher education and international affairs.

Linda Stuntz

Ms. Linda Gillespie Stuntz is Non-Executive Independent Director of Royal Dutch Shell Plc., since June 1, 2011. Linda is a founding partner of the law firm of Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C., which is based in Washington, DC[A]. Her law practice included energy and environmental regulation, as well as matters relating to government support of technology development and transfer. She was a member of the US Secretary of Energy Advisory Board from 2015 to 2017, she chaired the Electricity Advisory Council of the US Department of Energy from 2008 to 2009 and was a member of the board of Directors of Schlumberger Limited from 1993 to 2010 and Raytheon Company from 2004 to 2015. From 1989 to 1993, she held senior policy positions at the US Department of Energy, including Deputy Secretary. [A] Linda retired from Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C in January 2019.

Gerrit Zalm

Mr. Gerrit Zalm is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Gerrit was an adviser to PricewaterhouseCoopers during 2007, Chairman of the trustees of the International Accounting Standards Board from 2007 to 2010, and an adviser to Permira from 2007 to 2008. He was Chief Economist of DSB Bank from July 2007 to January 2008, Chief Financial Officer from January 2008 to December 2008, and Chairman of the Managing Board of ABN AMRO Bank N.V. from 2010 to 2016. He was Minister of Finance of the Netherlands, twice, from 1994 to 2002 and from 2003 to 2007. In between, he was Chairman of the parliamentary party of the VVD. Prior to 1994, he was head of the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, a professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and held various positions at the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. He studied General Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and received an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from that university.

Tjerk Huysinga

Mr. Tjerk Huysinga is Executive Vice President Investor Relations of the Company. Tjerk Huysinga graduated (Business Economics) from Groningen University in 1987 and, after concluding his military service with the Royal Dutch Navy, joined the Shell Group in 1989. His first position was Assistant Treasurer for Shell’s metals marketing and trading business (Billiton). In 1992, he joined Shell’s Chemicals business as a business analyst and later was appointed Controller of Shell Nederland Chemie. In 1996 Tjerk moved to the United Kingdom to join Shell Trading as Finance Advisor in the crude oil trading business. After this assignment, he was part of the leadership team, as the General Manager Finance and IT, establishing Shell’s European gas and power trading business. During the period 2002 to 2006 Tjerk held the position of Vice President Finance and Planning for Shell Energy Europe. At Shell Energy Europe all Shell’s gas and power trading, wholesale and industrial & commercial activities across Europe were managed. From 2006 to 2012 Tjerk was Vice President Investor Relations responsible for relationship management with RDS institutional shareholders outside of North America. In 2013, Tjerk was appointed Vice President Controller Upstream and IG, where he had the global remit on all controlling activities across Shell’s Upstream and Integrated Gas businesses.