General – Shell
Royal Dutch Shell will soon no longer be. The company opts for British nationality, and with that ‘Royal Dutch’ disappears from the official name.
Oil and gas group Shell wants on paper to become fully British. The group will present this change to its shareholders. The head office will also be moved to the United Kingdom, where, among other things, meetings of the board and management will be held.
CEO Ben van Beurden does promise that, despite the intended move, Shell will remain strongly connected with the Netherlands. According to him, this mainly concerns the role of Shell in the energy transition. “I am well aware that today’s announcement is a difficult message for many people. However, I would like to emphasize that the simplification of our structure is necessary to accelerate our strategy. In this way we can play a leading role in the energy transition.”
According to Shell, Van Beurden and financial director Jessica Uhl will leave for the United Kingdom. A number of managers follow in the wake of the duo.
Shell will remain active in the Netherlands, among other things with the development of renewable energy and other energy innovations. This is done from both The Hague and Amsterdam.