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Guus Kessler

Full name: Jean Baptiste August "Guus" Kessler
Gender: Male
Born: June 16, 1888 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Died: November 5, 1972 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Leimonias, Den Haag (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Tennis

Biography

Guus Kessler was a Dutch industrialist who was born to a wealthy family in The Hague, where his father was the first director of Koninklijke Nederlandse Petroleum Maatschappij (Royal Dutch Petroleum Company), later to become Royal Dutch Shell. His father died somewhat unexpectedly and control of the company passed to Henri Deterding. Guus and his older brother, Dolf Kessler, were expected to lead the firm but were forced to work under Deterding, with whom they did not get along. Dolf left the firm and formed Hoogovens, a Dutch steel company. Guus eventually became director-general of Royal Dutch Shell from 1947-49, and then from 1949-61 was president-commissioner of the company.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 17 Athina Tennis Men's Singles Netherlands NED 4T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1906 Summer 17 Athina Tennis Netherlands NED Semi-Finals Match #2 2 Décugis (FRA) 2, Kessler (NED) 0 0
1906 Summer 17 Athina Tennis Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Match #1 AC Kessler (NED) walkover
1906 Summer 17 Athina Tennis Netherlands NED Round Two Match #1 AC Kessler (NED) walkover
1906 Summer 17 Athina Tennis Netherlands NED Round One Match #1 AC Kessler (NED) walkover
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