IN THE MONEY: Shell boss Ben van Beurden pocketed £8.7m last year despite taking a 51% pay cut
Shell’s boss’s pay was cut in half in 2019.
The FTSE 100 energy business said Ben van Beurden was paid £8.7million last year – a 51 per cent drop on 2018.
It came after a year when seven people died while working for the company and its turnover dropped.
Van Beurden has been chief executive since 2014.
His base salary was around £1.4million and he received more than £6million from a long-term performance share plan.
But, at £700,000, his bonus was almost 75 per cent lower than the year before.