New boss at Shell

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed downstream director Ben van Beurden as chief executive to replace outgoing boss Peter Voser. Shell revealed in May that Mr Voser, 54, would retire in 2014 to spend more time with his family. Mr Van Beurden, 55, who joined Shell in 1983, has been downstream director since January.

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed downstream director Ben van Beurden as chief executive to replace outgoing boss Peter Voser. Shell revealed in May that Mr Voser, 54, would retire in 2014 to spend more time with his family. Mr Van Beurden, 55, who joined Shell in 1983, has been downstream director since January.

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