Jean Baptiste August Kessler
Jean Baptiste August Kessler, Dutch oil executive.
Kessler, Jean Baptiste August was born on June 16, 1888 in The Hague, Holland. Son of J. B. August and M. (de Lange) Kessler.
Educated High School at The Hague electro technical engineer, College at Delft, Holland.
Employee of Royal Dutch Shell Subsidiaries in Russia, 1912-1915. With Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij, The Hague, 1916-1919. With Astra Romana in Bucharest, 1919.
Managing Director Royal Dutch Petroleum Company, 1924-1947. Director general, 1947-1949, Chairman of the Board, 1949-1961. Managing director Royal Dutch Shell Subsidiaries, 1924-1948.
Director Shell Transport & Trading Company, 1929-1961. Home: Tucker’s Town, Bermuda.