The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to present the new Board Member Candidates 2016
Bert Heikens is a Lawyer since 1978.He became a partner in AKD in 1984. He has many years of experience in the mergers and acquisitions practice, which has included involvement in a number of stock market flotations. Furthermore, he has held supervisory directorships in various companies and has been the regular lawyer for high-tech companies in the media industry over an extensive period. He was the managing partner of AKD in the period 2003-2010. Presently he has retired from the AKD partnership and is now of counsel to that firm. He coordinates the AKD relationships in Sweden. He is now member of the Supervisory board of Automotive facilities Brainport Holding NV, Overman ab, and Chairperson of the Supervisory board of Stichting ROC West Brabant, Stichting derden gelden Promese Logistics and of the Supervisory board of Urban studios bestuur bv.
Ruud Joosten (1964, Dutch), Member of the Executive Committee Responsible for decorative Paints, Akzo Nobel N.V. Ruud Joosten joined AkzoNobel in 1996, as International Marketing Manager Decorative Paints, after graduating from Amsterdam Free University with a master’s degree in Economics. Since then he has held various management positions within the AkzoNobel Decorative Paints, and specialty Chemicals business areas. In 2008, Ruud was appointed BU Manager for Decorative Paints North and Eastern Europe,
located in Warsaw. Then in 2011 he served as Managing Director for AkzoNobel Pulp and performance Chemicals, located in Gothenburg. He has lived and worked in The Netherlands, Poland and Sweden. Prior to joining AkzoNobel Ruud worked for eight years for Sigma Coatings (now PPG).
Roland van Pooij
Handelsbanken decided to start banking operations in The Netherlands in 2002. This is when Roland joined the bank to set up the Bank's first branch in Amsterdam. Handelsbanken is a full-service bank with a nationwide branch network in Sweden, the UK, Finland, Norway and the Netherlands. The Bank regards these six countries as its home markets. Handelsbanken was founded in 1871 and currently has nearly 12.00 employees working in a total of 25 countries.
In 2006 Roland moved to Stockholm to work at Handelsbanken's international credit department for 2 years. The family moved back to the Netherlands in 2008 in order for him to open the Bank's second branch in Rotterdam. The Branch Manager position in Rotterdam was followed by the role of Commercial Director in 2011. Since 2014 he is operationally responsible for Handelsbanken in the Netherlands. Prime focus lies with expanding the Bank's product portfolio in order for Handelsbanken to become a full service bank for both private and corporate customers. Roland is married and has two children.
Rob holds the position of Country Manager and President of the Customer Unit Netherlands in which he is responsible for the P&L for all accounts of Ericsson in the Netherlands and a member of the Regional Leadership Team for Western and Central Europe (RWCE).
In 1997 Rob joined Ericsson from Andersen Consulting. Since then he has held several positions a.o. Solution Director, General Manager, Key Account Manager (KAM) for the Telfort account and Head of Ericsson R&D activities in the Netherlands. In 2009 he was appointed KAM for Vodafone Netherlands and in September 2012 he moved to Ericsson Düsseldorf in Germany to become responsible for the business with Vodafone Germany and Czech Republic. In November 2014 he moved back to The Netherlands in his current role. Rob holds a Master degree of Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology where he graduated in 1992 and served as Reserve Officer for the Royal Dutch Air force at the Royal Military Academy. Rob holds the Dutch nationality but he lives in Belgium, he is married and has 3 children.
The New Board Member Candidates will be elected at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting on May 18, 2016. Members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce are welcome to click here for the Meeting Documents