Chris Jansen (1960, Dutch, Male), Chairman Supervisory Board (since November 2012)
Mr. Jansen graduated from Nyenrode University in the Netherlands and the University of South Carolina in the USA. He started his career in 1985 in financial analysis with NCR in Dayton Ohio, USA and subsequently moved back to the Netherlands as NCR’s Corporate Account Manager for the largest retail client in Europe. He then joined Hewlett-Packard where he worked for 16 years, of which 8 years in the Netherlands and 8 years in various countries in Northern Europe, as Director Norway (Oslo) and Northern Europe (Oslo/Amsterdam), and Managing Director Denmark (Copenhagen). He then joined the bourse-listed Kerfi Group in Iceland (Reykjavik) as Chief Executive Officer, and moved to Stockholm, from where he expanded the Group through acquisitions and introduced one corporate branding across Scandinavia. In 1999 he returned to the Netherlands whilst continuing working internationally. In 2004 he joined the Board of Logica Netherlands where he worked for 4½ years. In 2009 he joined Ordina as their Country Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director Netherlands. Since 2010 he has worked in his own firm Accendium B.V. which he established in 2003. He is engaged in 4 activities: Management Consulting, Venture Capital & Private Equity, Financial Management, and Management Education & Coaching.
Richard Louwers (1968, Dutch, Male), Member Supervisory Board (since November 2012)
Mr. Louwers graduated in 1993 in Business Economics at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA). He started his professional career in 1994 with NIBC Capital as relationship manager for airline clients in Europe and North-America arranging financing for the clients’ aircraft acquisitions. In 1998 he took responsibility for NIBC’s aircraft finance activities in Asia and The Pacific from the bank’s Singapore office. In 2001 he moved to DVB Bank where he held senior positions in the bank’s structured finance desk and investment management desk. He structured (tax-driven) big-ticket asset based transactions for airlines and shipping companies worldwide. In 2006 he accepted the CFO-role at MT&V, a recruitment and secondment specialist for technical professionals, and in 2008 he also took responsibility as CFO for the entire group of companies to which MT&V belongs. Mr. Louwers currently is managing director of various companies specializing in recruitment, secondment and management for athletes and artists.
Board of directors
Mr. Pieter Aarts (1967, Dutch, male), Chairman of the Board of Directors (since January 2009)
Mr. Aarts graduated from the Technical University Eindhoven (NL) in 1989 before obtaining a Master in Business Administration from Kingston University in London (UK). He started his professional career in 1989 with one of the PinkRoccade Group subsidiaries as a consultant in logistics. In 1994, Mr. Aarts was made Managing Director of PinkRoccade Industry, and continued in various Managing and Executive positions, including member of the Board of Directors, within PinkRoccade until 2004. He then moved to Hewlett-Packard Netherlands as member of the Board of Directors before continuing as an interim manager for companies such as Inter Access and Ordina. Since 2002, Mr. Aarts has held a number of advisory management positions with a variety of organizations, mainly in the ICT industry.
Mr. Jan-Hein Pullens (1972, Dutch, male), Member of the Board of Directors (since January 2009)
Mr. Pullens graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht in 1997 having already started his professional career in the previous year as an Account Manager in the software industry. He was then recruited by Unisys Netherlands where he held various management and sales executive positions within Unisys’ Global Industry and Global Infrastructure divisions. In 2004, Mr. Pullens became Division Director for Outsourcing at Inter Access, where he led the development and growth of this new division. Three years later, in 2007, he joined Hewlett-Packard’s EMEA Strategic Outsourcing team as an Engagement Lead focusing on the large international IT outsourcing deals. Since 2005, Mr. Pullens has held various advisory management positions with a number of organizations.