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Jean Baptiste August Kessler

oil executive.

Jean Baptiste August Kessler, Dutch oil executive.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Connections

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