Shell appoints downstream executive

Royal Dutch Shell PLC appointed Mark Williams to assume the responsibilities for the company's oil products, chemicals, and oil sands businesses as well as downstream director and a member of the company's executive committee.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 11 -- Royal Dutch Shell PLC appointed Mark Williams to assume the responsibilities for the company's oil products, chemicals, and oil sands businesses as well as downstream director and a member of the company's executive committee.

Williams succeeds Rob Routs effective Jan. 1, 2009, when he retires from the company after a 37-year career.

Williams joined Shell's upstream business in 1979 in the US. He has held a variety of upstream and downstream positions in the company and currently is executive vice-president of supply and distribution in oil products. He is chairman of the executive committee of the Athabasca oil sands project and chairman of the downstream committee of the American Petroleum Institute.

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