Cepsa, the global energy company, today announced the appointment of Maarten Wetselaar as the company’s new CEO, a decision that will take effect on January 1, 2022. Wetselaar comes from Royal Dutch Shell, where he has been a member of the Steering Committee at his condition as Director of Integrated Gas, Renewables and Energy Solutions. He is a recognized voice in the global industry and in the field of Energy Transition with more than 25 years of experience in Renewable Energy, Electric Mobility, Downstream, LNG and Upstream.
Ahmed Yahia Al Idrissi, Chairman of Cepsa, states: “We are delighted that Maarten Wetselaar is joining Cepsa. His knowledge and vast experience will be invaluable to the company in order to accelerate, based on an excellent performance in 2021, the implementation of the energy transition strategy to offer our customers and partners more differentiated and sustainable energy solutions ” .
Maarten Wetselaar comments: “Over the past two years, the company has demonstrated its resilience by successfully overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic, while continuing to supply the most critical energy needs. It has also redefined its business strategy and operating model to be more agile, more customer-centric and able to play a leadership role in the global Energy Transition. I am happy to be able to work with a talented staff such as Cepsa, the management team and the members of the Board of Directors to continue building on the successes achieved ”.
Ahmed Yahia Al Idrissi and Marcel van Poecke conclude: “On behalf of Mubadala and Carlyle, the shareholders of Cepsa, we would like to thank Philippe Boisseau for his dedicated leadership, ensuring the company’s resilience throughout the pandemic. Philippe Page 2 of 3 Boisseau will lead the company until the end of 2021 and will then remain with the company as an advisor to the CEO and the Board of Directors ”.
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Maarten Wetselaar is Director of Integrated Gas and New Energies and a member of the Royal Dutch Shell Management Committee. Wetselaar is responsible for Shell’s integrated gas business, which includes its leadership in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas-to-liquids (GTL) industry, and also leads the business of renewable energy and new energy solutions, including Shell investments in low carbon electricity, hydrogen, green solutions and new business models for a lower carbon future. He has conducted these businesses for Shell in 38 countries, including Australia, Canada, Japan, Qatar, Russia and Trinidad and Tobago.
Maarten Wetselaar holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Groningen and a post-doctorate in Controllers from the VU University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. After serving in the military as an officer in the Royal Navy of the Netherlands, he joined Shell in 1995 and held various financial, commercial and general management positions in Shell’s Upstream, Downstream and Trading businesses in Europe, Brazil , Ghana, the Middle East and Russia.
In 2009, Wetselaar became Executive Vice President of Finance for Upstream International. From 2013 to 2015 he was Executive Vice President of Integrated Gas, based in Singapore.
Maarten Wetselaar is married and the father of three college-age children. In addition to spending time with his family and friends, he enjoys traveling and sports, including soccer, sailing, and golf, and he enjoys reading and music.
Cepsa is a global energy and chemical company operating end-to-end at all stages of the oil and gas value chain. Cepsa also manufactures products from raw materials of vegetable origin and operates in the renewable energy sector. Cepsa has 90 years of experience and a team of more than 10,000 employees that combines technical excellence and adaptability. Cepsa’s operations are present on five continents.
Mubadala Investment Company is a sovereign investor managing a global portfolio, whose objective is to generate sustainable financial returns for the Government of Abu Dhabi. Mubadala’s $ 243.4 billion (AED 894 billion) portfolio spans six continents with interests across multiple sectors and asset classes. We leverage our deep industry experience and long-standing partnerships to drive sustainable growth and profits, while supporting the continued diversification and global integration of the UAE economy. Based in Abu Dh.
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