Executive Vice President Investor Relations
Tjerk Huysinga graduated (Business Economics) from Groningen University in 1987 and, after concluding his military service with the Royal Dutch Navy, joined the Shell Group in 1989.
His first position was Assistant Treasurer for Shell’s metals marketing and trading business (Billiton). In 1992, he joined Shell’s Chemicals business as a business analyst and later was appointed Controller of Shell Nederland Chemie. In 1996 Tjerk moved to the United Kingdom to join Shell Trading as Finance Advisor in the crude oil trading business. After this assignment, he was part of the leadership team, as the General Manager Finance and IT, establishing Shell’s European gas and power trading business.
During the period 2002 to 2006 Tjerk held the position of Vice President Finance and Planning for Shell Energy Europe. At Shell Energy Europe all Shell’s gas and power trading, wholesale and industrial & commercial activities across Europe were managed. From 2006 to 2012 Tjerk was Vice President Investor Relations responsible for relationship management with RDS institutional shareholders outside of North America.
In 2013, Tjerk was appointed Vice President Controller Upstream and IG, where he had the global remit on all controlling activities across Shell’s Upstream and Integrated Gas businesses. Since October 2017, Tjerk is Executive Vice President Investor Relations.
Tjerk is married with Suzanne, a medical doctor and professor at Leiden University, and they have got three teenage daughters. Tjerk enjoys playing tennis, running, skiing and reading.