...........in case you haven't noticed! What is all the fuss about? We seen a few other Shell CEOs leave - OK, Phil Watts had to leave in a hurry but the rest gracefully bowed out whereas this is taking weeks! Or is it months? It does feel very odd - is it just me?
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To Confucius spot on - Peter Voser was a lamb compared to BVB
Confucius say "the devil you know, may be better than the devil you don't know"!
Felt like puking seeing his self-promotional video and even worse, the effusive praise by colleagues especially from Asia-Pacific and Africa who did not bear the brunt of his ruthless reshape - and he adds insult to injury by claiming the best thing about his career are the people. The BG acquisition was certainly a highlight, but if you look at it objectively - Shell overpaid and by a lot. Contrast that to Chevron’s CEO who had the courage and humility to back out of the Anadarko deal when Occidental raised the stake. He did not let his “legacy concerns” get in the way - anybody can purchase anything at any price - the best do so at the right price. Shell has got a long time bought high and/or sold low - and a lot of these (BG, Appalachian and Permian assets, N American and Europe’s Fredericia refineries). It is ridiculous he is called a great leader!
He loves the attention and can’t let go. Yawn, good riddance, maybe now that we aren’t run by his daughter’s crocodile tears we can become an OIL & GAS company again.