Photo: Erik-Jan Bijvank; Source: Fugro

Fugro names new group director for Europe and Africa

Dutch offshore services firm Fugro has appointed a new group director for Europe and Africa.

Erik-Jan Bijvank; Source: Fugro

Fugro said on Tuesday that Erik-Jan Bijvank was named as the group director for Europe and Africa.

According to the company, he will start work in his new role at Fugro on January 1, 2020.

Bijvank worked at Stork, a Fluor company, for over 20 years, where he occupied several senior management roles both in the Netherlands and the UK.

From 2012 to 2017, he was the senior vice president for Stork UK and Africa, and a member of the Global Management Team, based in Stork’s regional headquarters in Aberdeen.

In 2018, he became regional VP of Stork International, where he focused on developing and implementing a growth strategy for the Stork brands in the UK, the Middle East, Central Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Mark Heine, CEO of Fugro, said: “Erik-Jan has extensive experience in managing complex technical projects in the energy industry and other international market segments. He successfully climbed the ranks at Stork and has shown exemplary leadership skills. We are confident that Erik-Jan will further develop our Europe and Africa region.”

Regarding his appointment, Bijvank stated: “I am proud to continue my career at Fugro, a global and highly specialized company, and I look forward to working with a team of experienced and talented people. Together we will target a further strengthening of the company’s position in Europe and Africa.”

With the appointment of Bijvank, Fugro completes its new executive leadership team, which was established as of May 1, 2019.

It consists of the board of management, four regional group directors, and several functional group directors.

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