Han Fennema appointed CEO Gasunie

29.11.2013 The Minister of Finance has appointed Mr. J.J. (Han) Fennema member of the Executive Board of N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie as of 1 January 2014. He will assume the position of CEO and chairman of the Executive Board as of 1 March 2014. 

Han Fennema (1964) has had various management positions within the energy sector, amongst others at ExxonMobil and Eneco (member of the Executive Board). He is chairman of the Executive Board of infrastructure company Enexis. Besides his position at Enexis he is also president of the trade association Netbeheer Nederland, a position he has held since 2011.

As of 1 January 2014 the Gasunie Executive Board will consist of Geert Graaf (interim CEO), Han Fennema and René Oudejans (CFO). Geert Graaf has previously indicated internally that at some point he would like to leave Gasunie to focus on a new path in his career, having held many different positions within the company. Geert has agreed to the Supervisory Board’s request to brief the new CEO for a period of two months. 

Rinse de Jong, chairman of the Supervisory Board: “The search for a CEO was a process that we undertook carefully and with due consideration. We are pleased to have found in Han Fennema an experienced director who has earned his position in the energy world and who can strengthen the leading position of Gasunie as a European infrastructure company further. We respect Geert Graaf’s decision to leave the company next year and are grateful to him for the excellent way in which he continues to fulfil the role of acting CEO’. 

Note: for more information please contact Hansch van der Velden or Chris Glerum at press@gasunie.nl or +31505213007 

About Gasunie 
Gasunie (N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie) is a European gas infrastructure company. Gasunie’s network ranks among the largest high pressure gas pipeline grids in Europe, consisting of approximately 15,500 kilometers of pipeline in the Netherlands and northern Germany, dozens of installations and approximately 1,300 gas receiving stations. The annual gas throughput totals approximately 1,250 billion kWh (125 billion cubic meters). Gasunie offers transport services via its subsidiaries Gasunie Transport Services B.V. (GTS) in the Netherlands and Gasunie Deutschland in Germany. With its cross-border gas infrastructure and its services Gasunie facilitates TTF, which has developed into a leading and strongly growing European gas trading hub. The company also offers other services in the gas infrastructure field, including gas storage and LNG.

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