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Shell’s Upstream Chief Brown On Medical Leave

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January 21, 2014

(Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc (NYSE: RDS-A), the biggest oil company in Europe, said production director Andy Brown is taking leave to recuperate from recent medical treatment.

Maarten Wetselaar, executive vice president for integrated gas projects, will be acting upstream chief in addition to his duties until Brown returns, The Hague-based Shell said Jan. 20 in a statement without indicating when that might be. Brown had heart surgery, Upstream reported without citing anyone.

Brown, at Shell for about 30 years, became head of upstream operations in 2012. He has ...

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