Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer, Member of the Executive CommitteeMr. Hugh S. Mitchell was Chief Human Resources Corporationrationrate Officer of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. He was Human Resources Director of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. He joined Human Resources in Shell Exploration Production in 1979 and was appointed to other HR and business roles across the United Kingdom and Brunei in both upstream and downstream businesses. In 1997 he became HR Vice President for the Global Oil Products business and in 2003 was appointed Director International one of the Groups Corporationrationrate Centre Directors. In 2005 he was appointed Human Resources Director of Royal Dutch Shell and in October 2007 he became Member of the Executive Committee. Currently Mr. Mitchell is Member of the Board for the Centre for Advanced Human Resources at Cornell University in the United States and a Foundation Board Member of IMD business school in Lausanne Switzerland. He was appointed a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in the USA in 2009. He is also an Honorary VicePresident of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development . He graduated from Edinburgh University with a Master of Arts in Modern History in 1979.