01.07.2011 - 08:00 Uhr

Maarten Henderson new chairman of the freenet AG Supervisory Board

In yesterday’s session, the Supervisory Board of freenet AG elected Mr. Maarten Henderson as its new chairman.

The Netherlands native took office immediately, replacing Mr. Thorsten Kraemer. Maarten Henderson has sat on freenet’s Supervisory Board since the Annual General Meeting 2009.

Maarten Henderson studied in Hamburg and worked for the Philips group for many years, most recently as CFO of Philips Kommunikations Industrie AG. From 2000 to 2004, he worked at the Dutch telecoms company KPN, also as CFO, and therefore brings a comprehensive telecommunications industry expertise to his new role. After KPN, Henderson held positions including CFO at Nuon NV, one of the Netherlands’ two major energy providers; CFO at Getronics NV, a publicly listed international IT company; and various management and supervisory board positions internationally. Henderson lives in Hamburg with his family.

“I am deeply pleased that Maarten Henderson will be taking on this important role – I came to know him as interims CFO at debitel, and it is of inestimable value to have a real expert at your side in the very tight service provider industry,” freenet AG CEO Christoph Vilanek said immediately after the results of the voting were announced.

“I am delighted about my new role and the trust of my colleagues on the Supervisory Board. Through my work as chairman of the audit committee, I am familiar with both the current situation and the company’s gratifying development over the past two years – and of course the opportunities and challenges freenet AG faces. I look forward to being able to continue serving and shaping the future of freenet AG,” Henderson commented his new role.

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