TenneT Turns Executive Switch

TenneT has named Manon van Beek as the new Chair of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1 September 2018.

Van Beek will succeed Mel Kroon, who announced in January of this year that he is leaving TenneT.

"Manon van Beek brings to us a solid knowledge of the utilities industry. She also has ample experience in digital techniques and innovation, both of which are strategically important to TenneT. With her proven leadership qualities we have every confidence that TenneT will continue playing a prominent role in the energy transition," Pieter Verboom, Chair of the Supervisory Board, said.

Van Beek is currently the Country Managing Director of Accenture B.V. Netherlands and has for many years been responsible for the company's utilities portfolio in the Netherlands and at European level.

"I consider it a privilege to lead TenneT in a decade in which I believe the acceleration towards a sustainable energy system will be developed and implemented," Van Beek said.

"The transition to a sustainable society requires innovation and stakeholder dialogue and I will be happy to make my contribution to this societal challenge at a crucial juncture in the energy transition. I'm excited to do this from the perspective of TenneT, which created  highly reliable and resilient high-voltage grids in the Netherlands and Germany over the past two decades, under the direction of Mel Kroon."

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