Mrs. Helmes will succeed Mr. P.J. Crawford who will step down from the Supervisory Board having reached the maximum period of three terms of four years.
Mrs. Helmes has German nationality and was born in 1965. Currently she is a member of the Executive Board and CFO of ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG at Düsseldorf. After her studies Mrs. Helmes began her career at the Treuhandanstalt Berlin within the framework of reorganisation and re-/privatisation. Subsequently she was active for an international consultancy company. In 1997 she moved to Fried. Krupp AG Hoesch-Krupp in Essen and was active in the area of Financial Control and Mergers & Acquisitions. Following the merger with Thyssen AG she moved in 2000 to the Budd Company in Troy, USA as Vice President Corporate Development. In 2003 she took over the responsibility for Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions at ThyssenKrupp AG in Düsseldorf. In 2005 Mrs. Helmes was appointed to the Executive Board and CFO of ThyssenKrupp Stainless AG, Duisburg.
The Supervisory Board considers the appointment of Mrs. Helmes to be in the interest of Fugro in view of her industry knowledge and her experience in general and financial management. When a new supervisory director is recommended for appointment the Supervisory Board primarily takes into account the expertise, experience and independence of the candidate. The Supervisory Board is pleased that this appointment also fulfils the wish for a more diverse composition of the Supervisory Board in terms of such factors as gender and age.
If Mrs. Helmes is appointed as Supervisory Director she will be a member of the Audit Committee of Fugro N.V.