Annick Martin takes over from René Marnef as Van den Berg CEO

7 October 2019

Annick Martin joined Van den Berg on 25 February of this year, since when she has been keeping all operations on track there together with René Marnef. As from 1 October 2019 she took on day-to-day management completely. The two will be working together over the coming months over a transition period. René will also remain active as a director of various BESIX Group companies, including Van den Berg, BESIX Infra, BESIX Infra Support, Larabo and Uniconnect. With 45 years’ experience at Van den Berg including the past 15 years as CEO, he continues to be of inestimable value to the company.

The smooth and efficient cooperation between Annick and René is a reflection of continuity within the company. Customers are always paramount and will continue to enjoy drive and excellent service.

Annick Martin (48) started her career as a project manager at an electrical engineering installation company, after which she took on the management of a municipal electricity supplier which was acquired 5 years later by the West Flanders Energy Company (known as WVEM in Dutch).

After a few years in the energy distribution sector, she switched over to energy production. Over the next 10 years she held several management positions at SPE, known subsequently as EDF-Luminus, after which she worked for 4 years as a regional manager at SITA, the waste management division of the SUEZ Group.

Over the past 4 years, Annick was the CEO for the Benelux countries of Schindler, the well-known lift manufacturer. Her passion for operational matters and Van den Berg’s outstanding reputation drove her to choose Van den Berg for the next step in her career.

Annick has a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Electrical and Energy transmission and an additional degree in Advanced Management at the Vlerick Management School.

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