Mr. Ron Mobed (1959) has extensive management and supervisory experience at board level in major corporations. He currently serves as Non-Executive Director on the board of AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software. From 2011 until 2019, he worked at RELX Group. As the CEO of Elsevier as of 2012, partly operating from the Netherlands, he was among other things, responsible for the planning and execution of the digital strategy. From 2004 to 2011 he worked for several companies providing information and data analytics, including IHS, where he was President of the Energy division. Mr. Mobed is trained as a Petroleum Engineer and spent the first almost 25 years of his career at Schlumberger in various key technical, IT, commercial and general management roles. He is a British national with extensive international experience, having worked in the UK, the US, Africa, Asia and the Netherlands.
Harrie Noy, chairman of the Supervisory Board: "We very much regret that Maarten Schönfeld is leaving the Supervisory Board, but of course we respect his decision. Over the last seven years, as chairman of the Audit Committee and vice-chairman of our board, Maarten has been of significant importance to Fugro and we thank him for his valuable contribution. We are delighted that Ron Mobed, a proven international business executive, is willing to join our board. With his engineering background and extensive experience in IT, technology and digital transformation he is a very good fit to Fugro and its strategy in which digitisation plays an important role."
At the end of the upcoming AGM, the second four-year term of Harrie Noy will expire. Based on his extensive knowledge of Fugro and the fact that Maarten Schönfeld is stepping down earlier than scheduled, the Supervisory Board has concluded that for continuity reasons it is in the interest of Fugro to nominate Harrie Noy for reappointment for another 2 years. Petri Hofsté, currently member of the audit committee, will take over the role of chair of the audit committee as well as vice chair of the Supervisory Board. Her background and experience in the audit profession and the financial sector over the last 30 years make her very well qualified for this role.