John Hugo Loudon

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John Hugo Loudon
Born The Hague, Netherlands
Died February 4, 1996(1996-02-04) (aged 90)
Haarlem, Netherlands[1]
Cause of death
Respiratory failure[1]
Nationality Dutch
Occupation CEO of Shell (1951 to 1965)
President of WWF (1976 to 1981)

John Hugo Loudon (June 27, 1905 – February 4, 1996) was the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell from 1951 to 1965 and the president of World Wide Fund for Nature.

Life[edit]

Born in The Hague, Netherlands, the son of former Shell president Hugo Loudon, John Hugo Loudon got a law degree at Utrecht University.[1] He joined the company in 1930, working in the oilfields of Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela.[2]

In May 1960, he was featured on Time magazine's cover.[1][3] He resigned as the CEO and continued to serve the company as chairman of the board of supervisory directors for the next 11 years.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Agis, Salpukas (9 February 1996). "John Loudon, 90, Ex-Head Of Royal Dutch/Shell Group". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Presidents - past and present". World Wide Fund for Nature. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "John H. Loudon of Royal Dutch Shell". Time magazine. Retrieved 3 May 2012.