A "solid Shell man," new CEO Ben van Beurden has worked for Shell (RDS.A +0.3%) for 30...

|By:, SA News Editor

A "solid Shell man," new CEO Ben van Beurden has worked for Shell (RDS.A +0.3%) for 30 years, turning around the chemicals business and spending 10 years in its liquefied natural gas business. But Chairman Jorma Ollila's comment that the new CEO would "continue to... develop the strategic agenda we have set out" suggests there's no real change ahead - which leaves little for investors to get excited about.