LONDON, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Royal Dutch Shell plc (the "Company") (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) announces its intention to propose to the 2017 Annual General Meeting that Catherine Hughes and Roberto Setubal be appointed Non-executive Directors of the Company with effect from June 1, 2017 and October 1, 2017 respectively. Patricia Woertz, appointed a Non-executive Director of the Company in 2014, has notified the Company of her intention to retire and not seek reappointment at the 2017 Annual General Meeting.
Chad Holiday, Chair of Royal Dutch Shell plc, said: "The Board is delighted that Catherine Hughes and Roberto Setubal have agreed to join the Board. Catherine and Roberto are distinguished international business leaders and I believe they will bring valuable experience to our Board.
"Patricia Woertz has confirmed she will not be standing for reappointment at the 2017 AGM and I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her commitment and valuable contribution to the Board, the Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee and the Remuneration Committee over the last three years."
Catherine J. Hughes
Catherine Hughes is a Canadian and French dual national and has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.
She served as 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 of Canada. She originally joined Nexen in 2009 where she served 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.
Ms Hughes started her career with Schlumberger in 1986 and held key positions in various countries including Italy, Nigeria, UK, US and France and was President of Schlumberger Canada Limited for five years based in Calgary.
She served as a Non-executive Director of Statoil from 2013 to 2015, and currently is a Non-executive Director of Precision Drilling Corp. and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
Ms Hughes graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from INSA (Institut National des Sciences Appliquees) Lyon, France. She is a Professional Engineer, as designated by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Roberto Egydio Setubal
Roberto Setubal is a Brazilian national and is Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In April 2017, he will retire as Chief Executive Officer and act as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Following a brief period with Citibank in New York, he joined Itaú in 1984 where he held a variety of senior roles in individual banking, consumer credit operations and retail banking before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1994. Following the merger of Banco Itaú and Unibanco in 2008, he was appointed to his current position of President & Chief Executive Officer of Itaú Unibanco S.A.
Currently, he is President of the Advisory Council of the Brazilian Federation of Bank Associations, a member of the board of the International Monetary Conference (IMC), a member of the board of the Institute of International Finance (IIF), a member of the International Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange, a member of the Economic and Social Development Council of the Presidency of Brazil and a member of the International Business Committee of the World Economic Forum. He also serves as President of the Fundação Itaú Social and as a member of the Instituto Itaú Cultural. Previously, he has served as a Non-executive Director of Petrobras S.A, as President of the IMC and as Vice-Chairman of the IIF.
Mr Setubal graduated with a degree in Production Engineering from the University of São Paulo, Brazil and a Master's degree in Science Engineering from Stanford University in the United States.
March 9, 2017
Linda M. Szymanski
Royal Dutch Shell plc
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