Shell appoints real estate chief Mike Napier as global comms head

Royal Dutch Shell, the oil company, has appointed Mike Napier to succeed Herbert Heitmann as its global comms head.

Napier, currently Shell’s group head of real estate, will become EVP of comms next year. Heitmann joined pharmaceutical company Bayer as head of a new comms and government relations unit in September.

Shell declined to comment further on Napier's appointment or clarify whether he has previous experience in comms.

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