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  • Linda Cook is the Executive Director of Gas Power, Executive Director, Managing Director of Royal Dutch and Chief Executive Officer of Shell Gas Power, Royal Dutch Shell plc. She holds a BS Petroleum Engineering degree from University of Kansas. She has been recognized as one of the world's leading female entrepreneur in the recent years.
  • Linda Zarda Cook is an American businesswoman. She rose to be CEO of Shell Gas & Power, part of Royal Dutch Shell, in the Netherland. Cook was named the 11th most powerful businesswoman in the world by Fortune magazine in October 2002 and the 44th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes Magazine in September 2007. Cook, raised in Shawnee, Kansas, graduated from the University of Kansas in petroleum engineering in 1980. She began her Shell career in 1980 as a reservoir engineer in the United States, advancing through the company to accept greater responsibilities in exploration and production with Shell U.S.A. Her first European assignment came in 1998, when she and her family moved to the Netherlands, where she led Shell International EP. She has led the Gas & Power division since January 2000. Cook is also member of board of directors of KBR and The Boeing Company. Following a loss in the race to become the company's next Chief Executive, Cook is to step down from her position in Royal Dutch Shell, forgoing a loyalty bonus of more than £800,000. Shortly following the announcement of her resignation was the news that her division, Gas and Power, would be absorbed into the new management structure being promoted by new Chief Executive Peter Voser. Shares in Shell fell 1.1 per cent or 18p to 1613p in morning trading.

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