Accell CEO René Takens to step down after 18 years service

Following Accell Group’s general meeting of shareholders it has been announced that CEO René Takens will step down from the role on April 25th.

The decision was taken by mutual consent at the meet, opening the role to a successor. Takens will remain involved in the Accell Group Board of Directors until the AGM and will act as an advisor to the company after that date, which will help facilitate a smooth transition.

René Takens, CEO: “Now that the outline of our refined strategy is becoming more and more clear, this has created a natural moment for me to hand over the reins to this wonderful company. I believe it would be good for this strategy to be implemented under new leadership. It has been my privilege to lead Accell Group for 18 years and I believe this is a good moment to end this period. Although I will remain involved in the company for the time being, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my colleagues for the successful cooperation over the years.”

Ab Pasman, Chairman of the Supervisory Board: “We are grateful to René for his commitment and dedication to Accell Group over many years. Under René’s leadership, Accell Group has grown into a leading multinational with 3,000 employees and turnover of a billion euros. Our company is ready for the next stage in its development.”

Accell Group maintains its forecast for turnover and profit for the full year 2016 as published in the press release of 15 November 2016.