Ruud Sondag nominated as new chairman of the Board of Management of Eneco Group

The Supervisory Board of Eneco Groep N.V. proposes to appoint Ruud Sondag as the new chairman of the Board of Management of Eneco Groep N.V. Eneco Group shall convene an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on 25 May to inform its shareholders of the proposed appointment. 

Edo van den Assem, chairman of the Supervisory Board: ’We are pleased to have selected a very suitable new CEO. Ruud Sondag has a proven CEO track record in sustainable operations as well as extensive experience with privatisation and sale processes. Continuation of Eneco's sustainable strategy will be an important task for Sondag.’

Ruud Sondag (55) has extensive experience as an executive and supervisory board member and is closely involved in a number of circular economy initiatives. He was CEO of Van Gansewinkel Groep for a period of 11 years. Under his management, this company became a major player in the European waste treatment sector. He was actively involved in the recycling company Scherpenzeel B.V., among others as shareholder, until the end of 2017. Sondag is a member of the supervisory boards of a number of companies, including ProRail and Faber Halbertsma Groep.

Following the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on 25 May, the proposed appointment shall become a formal appointment that will be effective immediately. A request for advice has been submitted to the Central Works Council.

Ruud Sondag will succeed Jeroen de Haas who, as announced before, will be leaving Eneco Group in consultation with the Supervisory Board.