Ecorys is delighted to announce the appointment of Manon Janssen as CEO and Chair of the Ecorys Board of Management per 1 September 2015.
Manon Janssen brings significant knowledge and experience in consultancy. From 2010 to 2015 she led as CEO and Managing Director Ecofys, a well-known Dutch consultancy organisation in (sustainable) energy, back to healthy growth. As chair of the Dutch top sector energy, she leads the innovation efforts to drive the transition to a sustainable system in the Netherlands.
Mrs Janssen also has very extensive experience in customer orientation, branding and marketing at various companies. At Philips Lighting, she led the new customer-focused outside-in mindset to drive sales, profit and market share by better understanding and meeting customer needs; established strong marketing discipline, process and capabilities. At Electrolux, she restructured the portfolio of brand to better meet customer needs. At Procter & Gamble she led brands such as Pampers, Always and Dreft, working in different countries and cultures. Over time, she successfully developed many young managers in the teams that she led.
Mrs Janssen's key skills and strengths are strategic thinking, visionary leadership, complex stakeholder management and communication.
As of 1 February 2015 Peter van der Meij assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer. With the arrival of Manon the leadership team is complete and ready for the next phase in the development of Ecorys.
"We welcome Manon Janssen to Ecorys as CEO and Chair of the Board of Management, working together with Peter van der Meij" said Hein Schreuder, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. "Her management expertise, leadership qualities and customer focus will be invaluable in leading Ecorys to the next phase of profitable growth and expansion, serving clients in the public sector as well as the private sector."
Commenting on this appointment Peter van der Meij said: "On behalf of all management and staff I welcome Manon Janssen. I am looking forward cooperating with her and to take Ecorys to the next level.
Manon Janssen added: " It is both a pleasure and a privilege to be joining Ecorys, a company I have known and respected for a long time. I am thrilled to become a part of this team of professionals, and lead the company through the next phase in its history".
Ecorys is an international company providing research, consultancy and management services. We specialise in economic, social and spatial development and aim to deliver real benefit to society through the work we do. We are one of the oldest research and consulting companies in Europe. We have proudly celebrated our 85th anniversary in the summer of 2014.
We value our independence, our integrity and our partnerships and care about the environment we work and live in. We have an active CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programme, which centres around creating shared value that benefits society and business and which is a joint effort by company and staff.
Sound analysis, inspiring ideas is more than a slogan - Our clients value us for the high quality of our research and analysis, the unique combination of our global presence and local expertise and our extensive experience in economic, social and spatial development issues. We help our clients see the true context or their questions and challenges, look at them from different perspectives and come up with new interpretations and visions. We go beyond what's expected and take that extra step. This for us is what sound analysis, inspiring ideas is all about.