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Accell Group Announces Appointment of New CEO

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HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands – Accell Group NV announced that its Supervisory Board intends to appoint Ton Anbeek as chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman of the Board of Directors as of 1 November 2017. He will succeed René Takens who resigned on 25 April.

Accell Group Announces Appointment of New CEO
Ton Anbeek, intended new CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors of Accell Group. – Photo Beter Bed

Ton Anbeek is currently CEO of Beter Bed Holding NV. Like Accell Group this company is listed in the small cap of the Amsterdam stock market. Beter Bed Holding is a European retail organization of bedroom furnish operating 1,206 stores generating a turnover of 410.5 million euros (2016). As CEO of Accell Group, Ton Anbeek will be responsible for the implementation of the refined strategy Accell Group announced earlier this year. 


Ab Pasman, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Accell Group: “We are very pleased that we have found Ton Anbeek willing to join Accell Group as its new CEO. He is experienced in the field of marketing, sales, retail and omni-channel e-commerce. Combined with his personal integrity and leadership style this make him very suitable to head Accell Group.”

Various international positions

Ton Anbeek (1962) studied Business Administration at Rotterdam’s Erasmus University and Organizational Psychology at Utrecht University. He started his professional career in 1987 at Unilever, where he held various positions in marketing and sales at various operating companies in the Netherlands and abroad. In early 2010, Ton Anbeek was appointed CEO of Beter Bed Holding N.V.
The Supervisory Board intends to formally appoint Ton Anbeek as CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors once the company’s shareholders have been officially informed of the proposed appointment. To this end, Accell Group will hold an extraordinary meeting of shareholders in October 2017. Following his appointment, the Board of Directors will have four members: Ton Anbeek (CEO), Hielke Sybesma (CFO), Jeroen Snijders Blok (COO) and Jeroen Both (CSCO).

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