Shell’s Brown takes medical leave

Customers fuel up at a Shell gas station in Westminster20 January 2014, News Wires – Shell upstream boss Andy Brown is taking a break from the company as he recuperates from heart surgery.

The upstream international director will be out for an undetermined period of time after undergoing a procedure recently, the Anglo-Dutch supermajor said on Monday.

“During Andy’s recuperation and until his return to work, Maarten Wetselaar, executive vice president integrated gas and former head of finance for upstream international, will serve as acting upstream international director, in addition to carrying out his regular duties,” Shell said.

The exact nature of Brown’s condition has not been revealed, although a spokesperson said he had undergone heart surgery.

Brown took up the reins in upstream on 1 April 2012, replacing long-standing boss Malcolm Brinsted.

– Upstream

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