Shell is one of the world’s largest independent oil and gas
companies in terms of market capitalisation, operating
cash flow and oil and gas production. We aim to sustain
our strong operational performance and continue our
investments primarily in countries that have the necessary
infrastructure, expertise and remaining growth potential.
Anticipating what will happen next year in our rapidly changing world is a challenge. So how can we know what to expect in 10, 25 and even 50 years ahead?
That is what the Shell Scenarios team has been working to do since the early 1970s.
They imagine future, plausible scenarios of how the world might evolve and how societies will respond to changing energy needs in ever more volatile times.
This short film looks at how scenario planning has evolved over 40 years to become today a vital strategic planning tool within and outside of the company. The Shell scenarios team has built up a strong understanding of the many critical factors influencing the business environment. They recognise the complex nature of the modern world and the challenges arising from the inter-dependent relationship with energy, water and food resources.
Jorma Ollila, Chairman
Born August 15, 1950. A Finnish national, appointed Chairman of the Company with effect from June 2006. He started his career at Citibank in London and Helsinki, before moving in 1985 to Nokia, where he became Vice President of International Operations.In 1986, he was appointed Senior Vice President Finance and between 1990 and 1992 he served as President of Nokia Mobile Phones. Between 1992 and 1999 he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Nokia, and from 1999 to June 2006 he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Up until May, 2012 he was Chairman of the Board of Nokia.
Hans Wijers, Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director
Born January 11, 1951. A Dutch national, appointed a Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from January 2009. Up until April, 2012 he was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management of Akzo Nobel N.V. He joined Akzo Nobel N.V. in 2002 as a Board member, and was appointed Chairman in 2003.
He obtained a PhD in economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam while teaching there. Later, he became Managing Partner of The Boston Consulting Group. He served as Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs from 1994 to 1998, after which he returned to The Boston Consulting Group as Senior Partner until his appointment as a Board member of Akzo Nobel N.V. He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AFC Ajax N.V., a member of the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V., a trustee of various charities and a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists.
Peter Voser, CEO
Born August 29, 1958. A Swiss national, appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company with effect from July 2009. He first joined Shell in 1982 and held a variety of finance and business roles in Switzerland, the UK, Argentina and Chile, including Chief Financial Officer of Oil Products. In 2002, he joined the Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Group of Companies as Chief Financial Officer and member of the ABB Group Executive Committee.He returned to Shell in October 2004, when he became a Managing Director of The “Shell” Transport and Trading Company, p.l.c. and Chief Financial Officer of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group. He was a member of the Supervisory Board of Aegon N.V. from 2004 to 2006, a member of the Supervisory Board of UBS AG from 2005 to April 2010 and a member of the Swiss Federal Auditor Oversight Authority from 2006 to December 2010. In 2011, he was awarded the title of Dato Seri LailaJasaby the Sultan of Brunei.He is a Director of Catalyst, a non-profit organisation which works to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women and business, and he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Roche Holdings Limited in March 2011. He is also active in a number of international and bilateral organisations, including the European Round Table of Industrialists and The Business Council.
Simon Henry, CFO
Born July 13, 1961. A British national, appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company with effect from May 2009. He joined Shell in 1982 as an engineer at the Stanlow refinery in the UK.
After qualifying as a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1989, he held various finance posts, including Finance Manager of Marketing in Egypt, Controller for the Upstream business in Egypt, Oil Products Finance Adviser for Asia-Pacific, Finance Director for the Mekong Cluster and General Manager Finance for the South East Asian Retail business.He was appointed Head of Group Investor Relations in 2001 and Chief Financial Officer for Exploration & Production in 2004.