20-Mar-2001 -

Shell grows its internet and e-business unit

Shell Internet Services Ltd (Shell) today announced a series of high-level appointments to its e-business unit, Shell Internet Works. The appointments underline the Royal Dutch/Shell Group’s commitment to this rapidly expanding and developing area of its operations.

Neil Sansom took up the position of Chief Marketing Officer on 15 January 2001.

Neil joined from Freeserve, where as Marketing Director he was responsible for the launch and development of the Freeserve brand, quickly building it into one of the largest free internet service providers in the UK. Neil brings his marketing expertise to a cross section of companies in the B2B and B2C markets.

Wei-Hai Chu was appointed Head of Portal Strategy from 1 February 2001. Reporting directly to Tim Morrison, Executive Vice-President of Shell Internet Works, Wei-Hai will define and implement portal strategy. He has 10 years of experience in the IT industry, most recently with World Online where he was VP for New Business Development.

Tim Donlevy has joined as Launch Director from 2 January 2001, reporting to Nick Brooks, Vice-President of the Shell Internet Works Incubator, with responsibility for taking e-venture ideas through development to full business launch. Tim’s background includes spells at CGNU, Lazard Brothers and Mercury Communications, as well as e-business start-ups such as Marchent Le Franc and Smartpack.

To manage the HR side of the rapidly expanding team, Frank Douglas has been appointed VP of People and Organisation. Frank has 20 years of international business and HR experience working for a number of blue chip companies including BT and Towers Perrin.

Tim Morrison, Executive Vice President of Shell Internet Works, said: “We are working on a range of e-business initiatives and continue to grow our capabilities. We are therefore delighted to have been able to attract these high calibre individuals with proven e-business experience.”

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