Maarten Wetselaar joined Shell Foundation as a Trustee in August 2016.
He was appointed to the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell as Integrated Gas Director on 1 January 2016 and is accountable for delivering and growing Shell’s global Integrated Gas business, serving customers around the world.
Maarten holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Groningen and a post doctorate Controllers degree from VU University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. After joining Shell in 1995 he held a variety of financial, commercial and general management roles in Shell’s downstream and trading businesses in Europe and Brazil before becoming Vice President of Finance & Information Technology for downstream Africa, based in Ghana.
He then moved to the upstream, where his roles included Vice President Finance for the Middle East and Vice President Finance and Commercial for Russia/CIS.
In 2009, Maarten became Executive Vice President Finance in the Upstream International business. In 2013, he was appointed Executive Vice President for Integrated Gas, based in Singapore.
Maarten is married with three children. In addition to spending time with his family and friends, he likes reading, music, arts, football, sailing and golf.
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