Shell announced the appointment of Huibert Vigeveno as its new downstream director, replacing John Abbot.
Abbot will remain available to Huibert and the executive committee to assist with the transaction until March 31 and then leave the company after 38 years at Shell, the company said in a statement.
Huibert is a Dutch citizen and currently executive vice president global commercial, having formerly led the successful integration of BG. He joined Shell in 1995 and has held a variety of customer-facing, commercial and operational leadership roles across a range of businesses and geographies. He has worked in Europe, North and South America and Asia, including three years as the Executive Chairman of Shell China Limited.
Huibert holds a Masters in Business Administration from Erasmus University and is married with four children.