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Arcadis to appoint Virginie Duperat–Vergne as CFO

Arcadis has announced its supervisory board has nominated Virginie Duperat-Vergne as its new CFO and member of the executive board

She will succeed Sarah Kuijlaars, who left Arcadis on the 4 March, 2020. It said the supervisory board is proposing the appointment of Duperat-Vergne at an extraordinary general meeting to be held on 14 September 2020.

Duperat-Vergne is a “seasoned” finance executive with international experience. She has been deeply involved in a variety of complex business projects including M&A, integration, business transformation and strategy execution during her career.

Arcadis added she is known for her leadership, strong finance and accounting expertise and her focus on people development.

She was the CFO of the publicly listed Gemalto, prior to the acquisition of Gemalto by the Thales Group. Before joining Gemalto, she was group deputy CFO and a member of the senior leadership team at TechnipFMC.

She started her career in 1997 as an external auditor and spent more than 10 years at Arthur Andersen, then EY before joining Canal+ as compliance officer for Accounting Standards.

The supervisory board also announced that Peter Oosterveer remains available for re-appointment as CEO when his current term expires in 2021.

Oosterveer said: “I am delighted that Virginie has decided to join Arcadis and convinced that she will help drive Arcadis to the next level together with the executive leadership team. I look forward to working with her to advance Arcadis’ strategic priorities.”

Niek Hoek, chairman of the supervisory board: “Virginie is an excellent business driven finance leader and we look forward to welcoming her to Arcadis as CFO. Her proven track record in the project services industry and her broad international experience in finance leadership roles make her very well qualified to serve as CFO of Arcadis.

“We are also very pleased that Peter Oosterveer has committed to remain available for re-appointment as CEO of Arcadis for a next term. This, together with the nomination of Virginie, will ensure long-term continuity in the executive board of Arcadis.”

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