CP50: Shell Chemical LP
Shell Chemical was founded in 1929 and began the world's first production of ammonia from natural gas in California in 1931. It also started production of chemical solvents from refinery gases in California during the early 1930s. In 1942 it developed the production of butadiene, a key raw material for synthetic rubbers. In 1941, production of Teepol liquid detergent began at Stanlow in the UK, the first manufacture of a petroleum-based organic chemical, in Europe. Today, Shell Chemicals manufactures and delivers petrochemical building blocks to large industrial customers in all parts of the world.
Graham van't Hoff
Executive Vice President, Shell Chemicals
On Jan. 1, 2013, Graham was appointed to his current role as executive vice president, Shell Chemicals. Graham joined Shell in 1984 after obtaining a degree in chemistry from Oxford. His first role was in London as a customer services assistant, followed by time as a polypropylene sales representative in the UK. Graham has since held various positions with Shell. In 2005, he was named vice president, Base Chemicals Europe and member of the chemicals leadership team. In mid-2008, Graham was appointed global vice president of base chemicals, returning to the UK at the beginning of 2009, before being appointed as chairman Shell UK on May 1, 2011, and later that year executive vice president, CO2 and alternative energies.
Ben van Beurden
Van Beurden became Shell's downstream director on Jan. 1, 2013. He joined Shell in 1983 as a gas processing engineer after graduating as a chemical engineer from Delft University in The Netherlands. In 1987 he became assistant plant manager of C3 Solvents at Shell Nederland Chemie (Pernis) before moving in 1989 to the Port Sudan Refinery. In 1996 he became the general manager of operations of Malaysia LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas). His next role, as Vice President of Mexico Gas and Power, involved helping to build a new LNG business for Shell in Mexico.Ben fulfilled an assignment as private assistant to the chairman of Shell from 2002 to 2004, before his appointment as vice president of Manufacturing Excellence and Support at the start of 2005. He became executive vice president of chemicals on Dec. 1, 2006.
Vice President, Global Base Chemicals
Davis took over as vice president, global base chemicals on May 1, 2011. Previously, Davis was vice president, downstream strategy, where he was responsible for developing strategies for refining, supply and distribution, fuels and lubricants marketing, chemicals and alternative energies businesses. He also was responsible for global oil and chemical market analysis. Davis joined Shell Australia in 1988 after graduating with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney.
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