Shell has announced the appointment of Wael Sawan as Upstream Director with effect from 1 July 2019.
In his new role, Mr Sawan will become a member of the executive committee and will take over from Andy Brown. Mr Brown will remain available to Mr Sawan and the executive committee to assist with the transition until 30 September 2019 and will then leave the company after 35 years of distinguished service.
“I am grateful to Mr Brown for his strong leadership of the upstream business, particularly having improved business performance during the recent years of low oil price,” Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive, said. “Through his disciplined focus on efficiency, portfolio optimization, safety and talent development, he leaves our upstream business fit for the future.”
In the course of his leadership of Shell’s business in Qatar, Mr Brown was awarded an OBE by the British government in 2012 recognizing his service to Qatari-British business relations.