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Integrated Gas and New Energies Director

Maarten Wetselaar is Integrated Gas and New Energies Director. He was appointed to the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell on January 1, 2016.

Maarten is accountable for delivering and growing Shell’s global Integrated Gas business serving customers around the world, as well as Shell’s exploration and investment in new low-carbon opportunities through the New Energies business.

Maarten holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Groningen and a postdoctorate Controllers degree from VU University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. After joining Shell in 1995 he held a variety of financial, commercial and general management roles in Shell’s downstream and trading businesses in Europe and Brazil before becoming Vice President of Finance & Information Technology for downstream in Africa, based in Ghana.

He then moved to the upstream, where his roles included Vice President Finance for the Middle East, and Vice President Finance and Commercial for Russia/CIS.

In 2009, Maarten became Executive Vice President Finance in the Upstream International business. In 2013, he was appointed Executive Vice President for Integrated Gas, based in Singapore.


Maarten is married with three children. In addition to spending time with his family and friends, he likes reading, music, arts, football, sailing and golf.


Businesses or Functions

  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
  • Gas-to-liquids (GTL)
  • Commercial/new business development
  • Hydrocarbon maturation and venture development
  • Integrated Gas ventures management
  • Integrated Gas production excellence
  • Gas and energy marketing and trading
  • New Energies
  • Stakeholder management and customer relations
  • Sustainable development


  • Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bermuda, Bolivia, Chile, Curaçao, Dubai, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Surinam, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Venezuela, Vietnam.

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