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Liesbeth Kaashoek appointed temporary COO of Enexis Groep

30 Oct 2023

The Supervisory Board has appointed Liesbeth Kaashoek as interim Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Enexis Groep with effect from 1 November. Kaashoek takes over this role from Rutger van de Leeuw, who was appointed CEO of Enexis last month. In the role of COO, Kaashoek will be responsible for all the technical operations and customer processes at Enexis. She will take on the role until 1 April 2024. The Supervisory Board then expects to fill the position of COO on a permanent basis.

Liesbeth Kaashoek was previously responsible for Parcels and Logistics Solutions at PostNL and was a member of PostNL’s Executive Committee. In addition, she has held various management positions within the postal company’s business operation.

Jos Nijhuis (Chairman Supervisory Board): "With Liesbeth, we are bringing in a highly experienced director who is used to managing and shaping complex operational processes at PostNL. With her profile, she and her team will be able to take Enexis' reform process to the next level  in the coming months. Liesbeth’s arrival makes the Board of Directors complete again. This also means that Rutger can fully focus on his role as CEO. Once again, I would like to express my sincere appreciation, also on behalf of my fellow Supervisory Board members, for the way in which Mariëlle, Jeroen and Rutger have ensured the continued excellent performance of Enexis."

Liesbeth Kaashoek: "I'm looking forward to joining Enexis, a company that is crucial to the implementation of the energy transition. The changes in our energy system will affect everyone and have a major impact on companies and households. I think it's a great challenge to be able to contribute to this from here in the coming months."

The Central Works Council and the Shareholders' Committee both delivered a positive opinion on Liesbeth’s appointment as COO. With the arrival of Liesbeth Kaashoek, the Board of Directors now consists of four members: Rutger van der Leeuw, Mariëlle Vogt, Jeroen Sanders, and Liesbeth Kaashoek. The Supervisory Board has set the recruitment procedure in motion for a 'permanent' COO, who will take the lead in the huge operational challenge that Enexis faces in the coming years.