Gasunie CEO Steps Down (The Netherlands)
The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, Rinse de Jong, announces that Paul van Gelder, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, will leave the company as of 1 September 2013.
“We respect Paul’s decision. Over the past three years, he has led the company through turbulent times, with Gasunie successfully undergoing quite a transformation. The company he leaves behind is a strong one, both operationally and financially. The Supervisory Board would like to express its appreciation of his efforts and wishes him all the best in his further career.”
Paul van Gelder: “Gasunie is a unique company with very professional employees. It has been an honour to lead this company and contribute every day to safe and reliable energy supply in the Netherlands and Germany, one of the most important pillars in our society and economy. I’m convinced that Gasunie will continue to make a significant contribution to an energy mix that is not only cleaner, but also affordable in the long term.”
Gasunie has already started the search for a suitable successor to Paul van Gelder.