March 5 (Renewables Now) - Netherlands-based grid operator TenneT Holding BV today announced that Manon van Beek will take over from Mel Kroon as chief executive of the company.
In January, TenneT Holding BV said Mel Kroon will step down in the second half of 2018 and that the company has started looking for a successor.
Today's update states that van Beek will assume the role of chair of the Executive Board and CEO of the company that manages the high-voltage grids in the Netherlands and large parts of Germany from September 1, 2018.
Manon van Beek is currently country managing director of Accenture B.V. Netherlands and has been in charge of Accenture's utilities portfolio in the Netherlands and at European level for many years.
"Manon van Beek brings to us a solid knowledge of the utilities industry. She also has ample experience in digital techniques and innovation, both of which are strategically important to TenneT. With her proven leadership qualities we have every confidence that TenneT will continue playing a prominent role in the energy transition," said Pieter Verboom, chair of TenneT's Supervisory Board.
"I consider it a privilege to lead TenneT in a decade in which I believe the acceleration towards a sustainable energy system will be developed and implemented. The transition to a sustainable society requires innovation and stakeholder dialogue and I will be happy to make my contribution to this societal challenge at a crucial juncture in the energy transition, " said Manon van Beek herself.