Shell Shareholders approve CEO Pay by 75 percent

Shell Shareholders approve CEO Pay by 75 percent

Royal Dutch Shell shareholders have approved the 2017 management remuneration, including Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden’s EUR8.9 million ($10.51 million) package, by a majority of 75 percent, Reuters reports.

The 2016 remuneration resolution won the support of more than 92 percent of shareholders.

Board member Gerard Kleisteree, who heads Shell’s remuneration committee, said the lower support was due in part to an accident in Pakistan last year where more than 200 people were killed in an explosion of a tanker operated by a Shell sub-contractor.