Executive Vice President Investor Relations
Tjerk Huysinga was born in Leiden, The Netherlands. He graduated at the Groningen University in 1987 (business Economics) 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).
Tjerk then joined Shell’s Chemicals Business to work as a business analyst and in a second assignment as the controller of Shell Nederland Chemie at Shell’s Pernis site in The Netherlands. In 1996 Tjerk moved to the United Kingdom to join Shell Trading as the Finance Advisor in the crude oil trading business. Following this assignment Tjerk joined 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 Vice President and Planning role for Shell Energy Europe, the organization which managed all Shell’s gas and power trading, wholesale, industrial & commercial activities across Europe.
From 2006 to 2012 Tjerk was Vice President Investor Relations, responsible for all contacts and relationship management with current and potential institutional shareholders for Royal Dutch Shell outside of North America.
In February 2013, Tjerk was appointed Vice President Controller Upstream and Projects and Technology, where he had a 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 was appointed Chair of the Board of Shell Nederland BV (part-time role) on 1st August 2021.
Tjerk is married to Suzanne, a medical doctor and they have three daughters. Tjerk enjoys playing tennis, walking, cooking and reading.