Changes to Shell's Executive Committee 

Changes to Shell's Executive Committee 

21-03-2023 Shell has announced that both Projects & Technology Director Harry Brekelmans and Legal Director Donny Ching will be leaving the Executive Committee. Their successors have already been named.

After 33 years of service, Harry Brekelmans will step down as Projects & Technology Director on June 30, 2023. Harry Brekelmans has held the position for almost nine years, during which he launched the Technology Centre in Bangalore and contributed to the development of Shell's sustainability and carbon ambitions. Robin Mooldijk, currently EVP Chemicals & Products, will be appointed Projects & Technology Director effective July 1, 2023.

Legal Director Donny Ching will also step down from his role on the same date as Harry Brekelmans. Donny Ching has worked at Shell for more than 33 years, with his tenure as Legal Director lasting just over nine years. He has been particularly involved in promoting ethics and compliance transparency and has been involved in many important legal cases involving Shell. Philippa Bounds, currently General Counsel, Trading & Supply, will be appointed Legal Director effective July 1, 2023.

Robin Mooldijk and Philippa Bounds have been appointed as the new Projects & Technology Director and Legal Director at Shell. Robin Mooldijk began his career at Shell in 1991 and has held important leadership positions in various countries. He is currently EVP Chemicals & Products. Phillipa Bounds began her career in the private sector in 1996 and joined Shell in 2005, where she has held important legal roles in various countries and is currently General Counsel for the trading and supply businesses.

Shell CEO Wael Sawan thanked Harry Brekelmans and Donny Ching for their contributions to the company and wished them all the best for the future. "I welcome Robin and Philippa to the Executive Committee. They have an important role to play as we build our new top team to execute our Powering Progress strategy, delivering the energy the world needs now and in the future in a targeted and profitable way," said Wael Sawan.