immediate effect

Oil & Gas

Shell’s board door revolves once

Gerrit Zalm has been appointed a non-executive director at Royal Dutch Shell (aka Shell) with immediate effect. He is chairman of the board of management of ABN Amro Bank NV, a position he has held since February 2009 and which he hopes to keep pending a vote at the bank's agm in May.

Oil & Gas

Townshend joins TNK-BP board

BP has appointed Michael Townshend as a non-executive director of TNK-BP with immediate effect. He will continue as president of BP in Iraq, overseeing the expansion of the Rumaila field. He replaces Tony Hayward on the TNK-BP board.