Shell CFO Simon Henry steps down
Mr. Henry has been with Shell for over 30 years and was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the company in May 2009, responsible for strategy, planning and information technology, as well as the company’s financial activities.
Mr. Henry is also Regional Executive Director for Asia Pacific with specific oversight of new business development in China.
He was Chief Financial Officer for Exploration & Production from 2004 to 2009, and was Head of Group Investor Relations from 2001 to 2004.
Prior to these roles, 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.
Mr. Henry will remain on the Board as CFO until 9 March 2017 and sign the 2016 annual report, after which he will hand over his duties. He will then remain available to Ms. Uhl and to the Board to assist with transition until 30 June 2017.
The Board has appointed Jessica Uhl as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 9 March 2017.
Ms. Uhl will be an Executive Director of the Company and a member of its Executive Committee.
Ms. Uhl joined Shell in 2004 and has held Finance leadership roles, based in Europe and the USA, in Shell’s Upstream, Integrated Gas and Downstream businesses, as well as in Projects & Technology and Corporate headquarters.
She is currently Executive Vice President (EVP), Finance for the Integrated Gas business. Previous roles included EVP, Finance for Upstream Americas, Vice President (VP) Finance, Upstream Americas Unconventionals, VP Controller for Upstream and Projects and Technology, VP Finance for the global Lubricants business and Head of External Reporting.
She joined Shell in finance and business development supporting the Renewables business.
Prior to joining Shell, Ms. Uhl worked for Enron in Houston and Panama (1997-2003) and Citibank in San Francisco (1990-96).
She holds a BA in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley (1989) and an MBA from INSEAD (1997).