Ton Anbeek takes on Accell Group CEO role

During an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of the Accell Group N.V. the Supervisory Board has informed shareholders about the intention to appoint Mr. Ton Anbeek as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors.

As of 1 November 2017, the board of directors will consist of four members: Ton Anbeek (CEO), Hielke Sybesma (CFO), Jeroen Snijders Blok (COO) and Jeroen Both (CSCO).

As CEO of Accell Group, Mr. Anbeek will be responsible for the implementation of the strategy Accell Group announced earlier this year.

Ab Pasman, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Accell Group, said of the appointment: “We are very pleased that we have found Ton Anbeek willing to join Accell Group as its new CEO. Anbeek has experience in the field of marketing, sales, retail and omni-channel e-commerce. His experience combined with his personal integrity and leadership style make him very suitable to head Accell Group.”

Anbeek started his professional career in 1987 at Unilever, where he held various positions in marketing and sales at various operating companies in the Netherlands and abroad. These positions included global marketing director for all Unilever fabric softener brands and managing director of Unilever Mahgreb S.A. (Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauretania). Early in 2007 he joined Koninklijke Auping B.V. in Deventer as the company’s General Director. In 2010 Ton Anbeek was also appointed CEO of Beter Bed Holding N.V.

During the EGM it was also announced that Mr. Aad Kuiper, member of the supervisory board, will step down with immediate effect. Until the appointment of a new member, the Supervisory Board will consist of three members: Mr. Ab Pasman (Chairman of the Supervisory Board), Mr. Jan van den Belt (Vice-President of the Supervisory Board) and Mr. Peter Ernsting (Member of the Supervisory Board)