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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.

  • Education

    • 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.


    • Married Anna Stoop, July 13, 1911.; married second, Thalia de Kempanaer, July 8, 1948. Children: 5 daughter.
    • father: J. B. August Kessler
    • mother: M. (de Lange) Kessler
    • spouses: Anna Stoop
    • Thalia de Kempanaer
    • child: 5 dau Kessler
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    Born June 16, 1888