(EnergyAsia, February 23 2011, Wednesday) — Rotterdam, Netherlands-based Royal Vopak NV said it has nominated former Shell executive Simon Lam Chun Kai to its supervisory board from April 27 2011.

Following the decision to increase its board membership from five to six, Vopak said Mr Lam’s nomination will be on the agenda of the general meeting of shareholders on April 27 at the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam.

Mr Lam’s extensive knowledge of and senior management experience in the Asian oil and petrochemical industry complement those of the board’s current members, the company said.

He retired from Shell in May 2010 after almost four decades with the energy giant, serving as CEO of CNOOC Shell Petrochemicals Co Ltd in China and venture director of Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex in Singapore.

Vopak is the world’s largest independent tank storage service provider, specialising in the storage and handling of bulk liquid chemicals, gasses and oil products.

The company operates 80 terminals with a storage capacity of 28.7 million cubic metres in 31 countries. The terminals are strategically located along major shipping routes to service customers in the oil and chemical industries.