Marc de Jong to join Supervisory Board Fugro

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Overig advies 29/03/2021 07:45
Sjoerd Vollebregt succeeds Harrie Noy as chairman
The Supervisory Board of Fugro N.V. has decided to nominate Marc de Jong as member of the Supervisory Board. De Jong is a seasoned board member and brings extensive experience in the wind energy market. His nomination will be presented to the shareholders at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (EGM) which is planned for 12 May 2021. After having served on the Supervisory Board for 9 years of which 8 years as chairman, Harrie Noy has decided to retire at the end of this EGM. He will be succeeded as chairman by Sjoerd Vollebregt, currently member of Fugro’s Supervisory Board.

Marc de Jong (1961) has extensive management and supervisory board experience. He is a non-executive board member at three Danish based, private equity owned companies, Nissens, Fiberline and PolyTech, that provide products and services in the international wind energy market. He also serves on the Supervisory Board of ASM International, a leading supplier of semiconductor process equipment, Sioux Technologies, a technology and software developer and of BDR Thermea (as of 22 April 2021, proposed chairman), a provider of thermal comfort solutions with a near-zero carbon footprint. Marc de Jong previously was CEO of LM Wind Power, a market-leading producer of wind turbine blades, active across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Before that, he held senior executive positions at Royal Philips and NXP Semiconductors.

Harrie Noy, chairman of the Supervisory Board: “It’s great that Marc is willing to join our board. With Sjoerd available to take over the chairmanship, this is a natural moment for me to retire. In my period as chairman, the company had to deal with many challenges. With the refinancing recently successfully completed, a new CFO entering the company and a strong management team in place under the leadership of Mark Heine, Fugro is now in a more stable situation and well positioned to benefit from favourable market trends such as the energy transition, climate change adaptation and sustainable infrastructure development. This all gives me every confidence in the future of Fugro.”

Sjoerd Vollebregt, incoming chairman: “With Marc we can welcome a renowned international business executive and board member with extensive knowledge and experience in the wind energy market and a proven track record in technology and business development. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Harrie for his significant contribution to Fugro, enabling the company to steer through challenging events and economic circumstances. For me it’s an honour to succeed him as Fugro’s chairman.”

The nomination of Marc de Jong as member of the Supervisory Board for a customary four year term ending with the annual general meeting in 2025, will be on the agenda of the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (EGM) of 12 May 2021. This EGM was already planned for the appointment of Barbara Geelen as member of the Board of Management in the role of CFO. As previously announced, Douglas Wall will retire as Supervisory Board member at the end of the annual general meeting on 22 April 2021. After these changes, the Supervisory Board will again consist of 6 members and will meet the criteria of the draft bill on gender diversity of Supervisory Boards of Dutch listed companies.

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