Michael Esser Michael Esser currently serves as a Project Controller at Shell DeutschlandOil GmbH, Cologne. He is responsible for all economical disciplines including accounting, controlling and economics and all other commercial topics regarding major investment projects. Michael serves as interface between the project management team and the site leadership team. Prior to his current role, Michael held several key lead auditor and asset accounting roles at KPMG, Lekkerland & Tobacooland, and Warth & Klein Grant Thornton. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Cologne.