LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell has
hired Orsted's North America Chief Thomas Brostrom
as Senior Vice President for its Global Renewable Solutions
department starting next year, a Shell spokesman said on Friday.
Shell is cutting around a tenth of its workforce as part of
plans by one of the world's biggest oil producers and largest
fuel retailer to become a low-carbon energy provider, much like
other European oil majors.
Orsted over the past decade has transformed from a
diversified utility with oil and gas activities into the biggest
developer of offshore wind farms with a quarter of the world's
offshore wind capacity.
"(Brostrom) brings a wealth of experience in this field
which will be key as we look to grow our capacity for low carbon
renewable power generation," said Elisabeth Brinton, executive
vice president at Shell New Energies.
Brostrom will start at Shell in August 2021, Danish news
agency Ritzau reported.
(Reporting by Shadia Nasralla and Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen;
editing by Mark Potter and Jason Neely)