By: Ibrahiym A. El-Caleel
British multinational oil corporation, Shell is set to wear a new face of leadership effective 1st January, 2023.This was highlighted by the corporation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ben van Beurden.
Beurden, a Chemical Engineer and Dutch national announced the development through his LinkedIn page earlier today.
“After a great 39-year career at Shell, I’ll step down as Chief Executive Officer at the end of 2022. Wael Sawan, currently Integrated Gas, Renewables & Energy Solutions Director, will take over from 1 January 2023.”, he said.
While wishing the incoming CEO the best term in office, Beurden remarked that he has great confidence in Wael as his successor. “He is a principled and dynamic leader, who I know will continue to help deliver our #PoweringProgress strategy purposefully and profitably.”, he said in the statement.
Shell is one of the oil multinational corporations involved in the exploration of oil in Nigeria. The company has been working in Nigeria since 1937, and currently has the largest footprint of all the international oil and gas companies in Nigeria.