Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 17 July 2018 07:30 AM CET TomTom (TOM2) today announced that Derk Haank will be nominated for appointment to the Supervisory Board. The appointment will be proposed at an Extraordinary General Meeting, to be held in September 2018, and will end at the 2022 Annual General Meeting. Derk Haank will succeed Peter Wakkie as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, whose term will expire at the 2019 Annual General Meeting.
Derk Haank has thirty years’ experience in the academic publishing industry, almost half of which was with SpringerNature until his retirement in 2017. He joined Springer Science+Business Media in 2004 as its CEO and drove the migration of content from print to digital, re-inventing the academic book market in that process. Before his appointment at SpringerNature, Derk Haank was the CEO of Elsevier Science and Executive Board Member of Reed Elsevier PLC. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board of KPN since 2009 and Vice-Chairman since 2014.
“We are delighted that Derk has agreed to join us,” said Peter Wakkie, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TomTom. “In Derk, we have found a highly qualified successor as Chairman and member of our Board. We particularly value his wealth of experience in driving transformations and new business models.”
Harold Goddijn, CEO of TomTom, said: “Derk is a proven leader in developing and implementing transformational business and growth strategies. We are excited to work with him and to benefit from his experience.”
Upon the adoption of the proposed appointment at the Extraordinary General Meeting, the Supervisory Board will consist of Peter Wakkie (Chairman), Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker (Vice-Chairman), Jack de Kreij, Michael Rhodin, Bernd Leukert and Derk Haank.