The Hague, Netherlands – The board of directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc has appointed Charles O. Holliday as chairman with effect from the conclusion of the 2015 Annual General Meeting, subject to his re-appointment as a director of the company by shareholders at the meeting.
Holliday was appointed as a non-executive director of the company with effect from September 2010, and is currently chairman of the Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee. He was CEO of DuPont from 1998 to 2009, and chairman from 1999 to 2009. He is a member of the board of directors of Bank of America Corp., having previously served as chairman up until September 2014, and is also a director of Deere & Co.
Holliday will succeed Jorma Ollila, who will step down from the board with effect from the conclusion of the 2015 AGM. He served as chairman for nine years.