Lagos – The Royal Dutch Shell will cut 9,000 jobs, or more than 10% of its workforce as part of a global overhaul to cut costs and shift away from oil and gas to renewables and power.
As part of management changes in the company, it also announced changes in its senior UK leadership.
Under the changes, which have been announced internally, country chair Sinead Lynch will become Shell’s global head of low-carbon fuels, a company spokeswoman said.
Lynch, who joined the Anglo-Dutch company in 2016, following its acquisition of BG Group, will be replaced by David Bunch who currently runs Shell’s retail business across Europe and South Africa. Bunch joined Shell in 1997.
The changes will take effect in August when Shell rolls out project Reshape, its biggest restructuring in decades as part of plans to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by mid-century and build a large low-carbon and power business.
As part of the management changes, Steve Phimister, head of Shell’s oil and gas operation in the North Sea since 2017, will be replaced by Simon Roddy, currently deputy managing director at Shell’s Nigerian onshore oil and gas joint venture SPDC.