The Supervisory Board of Enexis Groep is to appoint Evert den Boer (50) as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board. As of 1 September 2020, Evert den Boer will succeed Peter Vermaat who, as previously announced, has decided to hand over his duties to a successor in the middle of this year.
Evert den Boer is currently CEO at Greenchoice, producer and supplier of sustainable energy and a major player in its decentralised generation. He has held this position since 2015, after previous executive and management positions at organisations including Ørsted and Vattenfall. Since 2018, he has also been a member of the board of Energie Nederland, the sector association of energy companies. Before starting his career, Evert den Boer studied Applied Geophysics at Delft University of Technology.
Piet Moerland, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Enexis Groep: "We are very excited about the arrival of Evert den Boer at Enexis. He is a strategically and communicatively strong new chairman with a solid track record in bringing about organisational change. This dovetails with the challenges that Enexis Groep is currently facing in the complex dynamics of the energy transition, in which the grid manager plays a crucial facilitating role."
Evert den Boer: "I'm delighted with my proposed appointment as CEO of Enexis Groep. As a major regional grid manager, Enexis guarantees the security of the energy supply for more than 2.8 million customers in an era in which fundamental changes are being made to how energy is generated. This places new demands on the energy grid and on all the people who work on it. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to help give shape to this important transition for the Netherlands, while continuing to position Enexis Groep as the best possible partner for municipalities, provinces, the private sector and, of course, the customers."
The Supervisory Board would like to thank Peter Vermaat for how he has led Enexis Groep over the past six years. Piet Moerland: "Under the chairmanship of Peter Vermaat, Enexis has succeeded in developing into a leading customer-focused grid manager, helping to shape the energy landscape of the future, both within and outside the company's own region. We are very grateful for his contribution and wish him all the best for the future."
In view of the major changes that the energy transition will bring for Enexis, the Supervisory Board has also decided to strengthen the Executive Board with two new members. In addition to the CEO and CFO, the board will be extended by a COO (Chief Operating Officer) and a CTO (Chief Transition Officer). More details about these new positions will follow at a later stage.
The Central Works Council and the Shareholders' Committee have both issued a positive recommendation on the intended appointment of Evert den Boer.