Johan Atema, who currently works for Shell, will take over as the director of the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) in September.
Translation by Traci White
The Groninger Internet Courant reports that Atema, who lives in Groningen, will succeed Gerald Schotman, who has led the natural gas processing company since 2014. Atema told RTV Noord that he is “acutely aware of the impact of gas extraction on the province of Groningen.” Atema says that he intends to continue the work which Schotman has begun toward the energy transition and less gas extraction in the region. Atema has worked for Shell of 20 years, according to OOGTV. RTV Noord reports that his current position at Shell is Vice President Manager Producing Assets.
Outgoing director Schotman, who worked as the executive vice president of innovation and research and development at Shell between 2009 and 2014, will be returning to the company after leaving NAM. According to RTV Noord, he will be taking over for Dick Benschop, who left his position as VP of Non-Operated Ventures of Shell International in May to become president of the Royal Schiphol Group. Shell and ExxonMobil are the co-owners of NAM, whose headquarters are located in Assen in Drenthe.