Els de Groot appointed Schiphol Group’s new CFO

Els de Groot has been appointed Schiphol Group’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective 1 May 2012. She will succeed Pieter Verboom, who will be retiring after having served as Schiphol Group’s CFO for 15 years since 1997.

Els de Groot, aged 46, holds an impressive track record in the financial sector. She studied business economics at the University of Amsterdam and worked at ABN AMRO Bank for over twenty years (1987-2008), where she held several positions in financing, capital management and risk management. Her last position at ABN AMRO was that of Executive Vice President at Group Risk Management.

Els de Groot has worked as a self-employed adviser and interim manager since 2009, including interim CFO at Van Lanschot Bankiers. She is a member of the Supervisory Board of Beter Bed Holding.

Els de Groot is married and has two children.

As CFO she will join Schiphol Group’s four-member Management Board, which includes Jos Nijhuis, CEO, Ad Rutten, COO, and Maarten de Groof, CCO. “We are delighted that we have found an excellent successor for Pieter Verboom, who has strengthened our company with his vast knowledge and expertise for the past 15 years. We are pleased to warmly welcome Els de Groot to Schiphol Group”, commented Jos Nijhuis.