Jessica Uhl succeeds Simon Henry as Shell CFO

Royal Dutch Shell has a new CFO: Jessica Uhl (pictured). Uhl takes over from Simon Henry, who has held the role for the past seven years.

Henry has been with Shell for more than 30 years and was appointed CFO in May 2009. He will continue in the role until 9 March 2017, and also remain on the board, signing off the 2016 annual report before handing over the reigns to Uhl.

Charles Holliday, chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, was quoted by World Oil:

"The board is grateful to Simon for strengthening capital management and the balance sheet such as to allow the acquisition of BG and executing that deal. His leadership in integrating the two companies and in re-orienting our strategy leaves us a financially stronger company."

Uhl, an American, joined Shell in 2004 and has held finance leadership roles, based in the US and in Europe, in Shell's Upstream, Integrated Gas and Downstream businesses, as well as in Projects & Technology and Corporate headquarters. She is currently executive VP, Finance, for the Integrated Gas business. Uhl will be an executive director of the company and a member of its executive committee, and will be based in The Netherlands.