He will join the Board on 1 January 2014. He will succeed the current Chief Financial Officer, André Jonkman, who will step down at the Annual General Meeting on 6 May 2014.
Before joining Fugro, Paul Verhagen (47) worked for Philips as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Philips Lighting. In the past 23 years, he held various financial management positions at Philips in the Netherlands, Hong Kong, USA, China and Taiwan. He has been active in various global CFO positions since 2005 and as such he has extensive experience in all aspects of financial management of a large multinational corporation, also in business-to-business markets, in a capital intensive industry with rapid technology driven changes. Paul holds an MSc in Business Administration from the Catholic University Brabant in Tilburg and graduated from the post Master program for Registered Controller at the University of Maastricht. He is a Dutch citizen.