Frans Everts, since April 2023 President-Director of Shell Netherlands, will join the Economic Board The Hague as a member. “With approximately 4,500 employees on Campus The Hague, Shell is a major employer in The Hague. It is not only the location of Shell Netherlands that I proudly manage, but it is also the beating heart of a number of Shell’s global business units and therefore a major ‘resident’ of The Hague with the associated social responsibility to also think along with the city and invest locally.” says Everts.
According to Everts, the municipality can count on his contribution to the major challenges the city faces. “I am happy and proud to be able to do that as a member of the Economic Board The Hague. I want to contribute knowledge and connecting power from Shell Netherlands. For example, in the task of making the accessibility and mobility of the city future-proof and sustainable. With the increasing pressure on air quality, accessibility and quality of life, major transitions are needed there, for which the municipality and mobility companies must innovate technically and organizational. At the same time, this creates wonderful opportunities for the local economy and entrepreneurs.”
Frans Everts (1965), born in Groningen, studied business administration at the University of Groningen and has worked for Shell in various roles for the past 33 years. He led Shell Energy in North America and held strategic and commercial roles in Italy and the United Kingdom. In the Netherlands, from 2001 to 2004, he was at the helm of Shell Netherlands Sales Company, known for its petrol stations. Before taking up his position as President-Director, Everts was responsible for Shell’s global communications.