Shell Names New Upstream Director after Wael Sawan Moves to Renewables Role

Zoë Yujnovich, currently head of Shell’s conventional oil and gas operations, has been named as upstream director, replacing Wael Sawan who will now lead the global supermajor’s integrated gas and renewables division.

Hart Energy Staff
Shell Names New Upstream Director after Wael Sawan Moves to Renewables Role

In his new role, Wael Sawan will oversee Shell’s continued expansion into low-carbon and renewable energies as well as the power markets. (Source: Royal Dutch Shell Plc)

Royal Dutch Shell Plc on Oct. 15 named Zoë Yujnovich as upstream director, replacing Wael Sawan who will now head Shell’s integrated gas and renewables division.

Sawan, a Canadian citizen of Lebanese origin, is seen by many as a potential successor to Shell CEO Ben van Beurden along with Huibert Vigeveno, who heads Shell’s refining and chemicals division, according to a Reuters report.

In his new position as integrated gas and renewable and energy solutions (R&ES) director, Sawan will oversee Shell’s continued expansion into low-carbon and renewable energies as well as the power markets, key pillars in Shell’s strategy to reduce its emissions to net-zero by 2050.

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