Henri Wilhelm August Deterding, KBE (19 April 1866 – 4 February 1939) was one of the first executives of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and was its general manager for 36 years, from 1900 to 1936, and was also chairman of the combined Royal Dutch/Shell oil company.
entrepreneur Henri Wilhelm August Deterding Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, was one of the first executives of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and for 36 years its chairman and the chairman of the combined Royal Dutch/Shell oil company. Career
Deterding financially supported the German Freikorps volunteer military units in the Baltic states (1917-21) and armed uprisings in the Soviet Union. Deterding founded the International Group of Oil Companies in Russia in 1922 and hired the head of the British military espionage service George Macdonogh as political advisor.
Aug 24, 2018 · The book focusses mainly on the latter part of Sir Henri's career, spanning the period between 1907 (after the RD/Shell merger) to his retirement in the late 1930's. It shows some of the collaboration between Deterding and the Nazi movement, as well as his dealings with the Imperial British government and his actions versus the USSR.
- Glyn Roberts
- Glyn Roberts
" The rest of his collection went principally to his new residence at Doblitz, in Mecklenburg, where he had lived in recent years and where his funeral will take place. Deterding was created an honorary K.B.E. in 1920, and became known as Sir Henri Deterding, although foreigners who are made honorary knights of British Orders seldom use the " Sir."
Sep 11, 2018 · Deterding died just before the outbreak of WW2. He was honored by a Nazi ceremonial funeral at Castle Dobbin in February 1939. It was attended by a full contingent of Royal Dutch Shell Group directors mingling with Nazi military officers. A glowing tribute to Sir Henri on behalf of the German nation was inscribed on a wreath sent by Adolf Hitler.
Henri Deterding is a take-no-prisoners oilman. In 1889, John D. Rockefeller is at the peak of his power. Having annihilated all competition and possessing near-total domination of the market, even the U.S. government is wary of challenging the great “anaconda” of Standard Oil.