<b>Han Slootweg appointed COO</b> of Enexis Groep from 1 April

Han Slootweg appointed COO of Enexis Groep from 1 April

28 February 2024

The Supervisory Board has appointed Han Slootweg (47) as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Enexis Groep with effect from 1 April. Slootweg will take over this role from Liesbeth Kaashoek, COO ad interim until 1 April 2024. In the role of COO, Slootweg will be responsible for all the technical operations and customer processes at Enexis.

Han Slootweg started his career as a Senior Net Strategist at Essent, after completing his PhD at TU Delft. He has been working for Enexis since its founding in 2008, holding the positions of Manager Innovation and Manager Operations Expertise and Stations. For the last seven years, as Director Asset Management, Slootweg has been responsible for the expansion and maintenance strategy for Enexis’ gas and electricity networks. In this function he also played a very active role in the sector and within the industry association Netbeheer Nederland. In addition, Slootweg is a part-time Professor of Smart Grids at TU Eindhoven's Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

Jos Nijhuis (Chairman Supervisory Board): “We are particularly pleased that in his new role of COO Han will continue working on the realisation of the changing energy system for Enexis. With his impressive track record, Han has been a standard-bearer for Enexis and the industry in recent years. Han has shown in his previous positions and from his role at TU Eindhoven that he has the considerable knowledge, expertise and vision to fulfil the challenging role of COO. The SB sees in Han a results-oriented director with extensive experience in the organisation, who is also able to maintain good relations with a diverse and complex group of stakeholders. As SB, we look forward to working with Han. I take this opportunity to thank Liesbeth Kaashoek for the excellent way she filled the role of temporary COO from the end of October 2023.

Han Slootweg: "The challenges facing Enexis are huge. Demand for transmission capacity on the power grid is growing rapidly. We are making every effort to scale up production and expand our grids faster, so that we can again offer our present and future customers the prospect of new connections and expansion of their capacity. It is important to us that customers know where they stand and we are working hard on providing them with more insight into this. Of course, we will also continue to ensure a safe and reliable gas network in order to supply our customers with sustainable gas in the future. Safety is and will remain our top priority. It will be an honour for me to contribute towards this as COO of Enexis. I am looking forward eagerly to working together with colleagues, construction partners and others on the huge task ahead!"

The Central Works Council and the Shareholders' Committee both delivered a positive opinion on Han Slootweg’s appointment as COO. With the appointment of Han Slootweg, the four-member Executive Board from 1 April consists of: Rutger van der Leeuw (chair), Mariëlle Vogt, Jeroen Sanders, and Han Slootweg.