Dr Rob Routs is Chairman of Royal DSM NV and Non-Executive Director of ATCO Ltd.
He is Emeritus Member of the Economic Development Board of Singapore International Advisory Council.
Rob has substantial experience in the refining and chemical industry, with a strong focus on operational safety and sustainable operations to reduce the industry’s impact on the environment.
Rob has spent most of his working life with Royal Dutch Shell Group and during his career he was responsible for the global refining, chemical, marketing, trading and renewable businesses.
He became President and CEO of Shell Canada Products Ltd in 1996 and transferred 3 years later to The Hague to lead Shell International’s Research and Technology Services Group. After Shell acquired Texaco’s ownership in Equilon Enterprises LLC in Houston in 2002, he became the President and CEO of Shell Oil Products US and was appointed Executive Director Downstream and a member of the Board of Royal Dutch Shell in 2004.
He added direct accountability for oil sands mining and coordinated the Group’s climate-change and alternative-fuel initiatives. He retired from the position as a Group Executive Director and member of the Executive Committee of Shell at the end of 2008 to start his NED career.