One of Shell Oil’s senior vice presidents will visit Guam for the opening of Shell Guam’s Dededo station.

Tan Chong Meng will visit Guam from May 19 to 22 from Singapore where he is vice president for retail sales and operations for the Shell East Region. The region spans the Asia-Pacific Middle East and south Asia covers 18 countries and a network of about 5 000 sites.

Philip Stalker president for Shell Guam said Meng 44 is one of seven vice presidents reporting to the executive vice president for retail. “His part of the world is bigger than North American in terms of sites ” Stalker told the Journal.

Meng would be making a third visit to Guam Stalker said and was combining the attraction of more than one event to visit on this occasion. Meng also visited Guam in the middle of 2003 when Shell North Pacific began its reporting relationship to Shell Philippines. Additionally Stalker said when Meng previously worked in trading he was responsible for sending the first cargo of jet fuel to Shell Guam for use under a storage contract.

Meng was previously vice president of strategy and portfolio in Shell Oil Products East looking after strategy development and business portfolio. He was formerly vice president for Shell Oil products China where he was based in Beijing and managed business in China retail and commercial ventures as well as pursuing new business developments.

Stalker said Meng would be meeting with a number of members of government. He would be calling on Kaleo S. Moylan who is due to be acting governor at the time and would be meeting with a number of members of the 28th Guam Legislature. “Speaker (Mark) Forbes has agreed to meet and has invited other leaders of the legislature ” Stalker said. Sen. Joanne M.S. Brown chairwoman of the Committee on Natural Resources Utilities and Micronesian Affairs and Sen. Edward J.B. Calvo chairman of the Committee on Finance Taxation and Commerce will be meeting with Meng.

Stalker said the new Shell station at 2 400 square feet was a big site. “We have high hopes for it ” he said. The station opposite Y-Seng Song Road and located on Marine Drive is the largest in the northern Pacific. The grand opening will take place at 2 p.m. on the afternoon of May 21.

The station which opened softly on Dec. 31 2004 brings the total of Shell stations on Guam to 12.

Following the opening and some internal Shell engagements Meng will be delivering an invitation-only lecture to students of the master’s of business administration program at the University of Guam that evening.

Meng will be accompanied by Sammy De Guzman general manager of retail for the Philippines and the North Pacific cluster. MBJ