Voser named as Shell's CEO-in-waiting
Peter Voser to be elevated from CFO to take on the top job at one of the world's most prestigious companies
Peter Voser has won one of the most prestigious appointments in the corporate
world in being named as Royal Dutch Shell’s CEO-in -waiting.
Voser, who has been CFO of Shell since October 2004 got the nod after a
comprehensive assessment and review of internal and external candidates led by
the board nomination and succession committee, the company said.
Shell chairman Jorma Ollila said in a
to the City: ‘I am delighted to announce Peter Voser as the next Chief
Executive of Royal Dutch Shell.
‘Peter has the experience, qualities and personal leadership to drive Shell
forward, building on the strong position established by Jeroen van der Veer [the
departing chief executive].’
Voser, who was recently
in at UBS to advise them on a working policy in the wake of their sub-prime
troubles takes over on 1 July 2009.