Dr. Robert Routs III

Independent Member, Board of Directors

Robert Routs has served on Maersk Drilling’s board of directors since January 2019.

He was an Executive Board Member at Royal Dutch Shell until 2008, becoming Shell’s Group Managing Director in 2003 and Executive Director of Oil Products in 2004. He held various senior management positions in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands, including chairman of Shell Canada before the buyout by Royal Dutch Shell.

Robert holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands, where he also obtained a PhD in Technical Sciences. He has also completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.

He holds a number of other management positions, and sits on A.P. Moller - Maersk’s board of directors.