The Supervisory Board supervises the general policy and strategy of APX and provides advice to the Management Board. The nature of the company and the required expertise of the Supervisory Board members are reflected in the composition profile of the Supervisory Board. At present, the Supervisory Board consists of four members. The members step down according to a predetermined retirement rota.
The Supervisory Board has drawn up regulations that govern how Directors must function.
Mr Ten Berge studied chemistry at Heidelberg College in Ohio and University of Utrecht. He obtained a Master’s degree in chemistry followed by a Master’s degree in Business Administration at Delft University. Mr Ten Berge started his career at Exxon Chemicals. In 1985 he continued working for Kemira, where he held amongst others the position of Managing Director of the Dutch fertilisers’ plants. In 1997 Mr Ten Berge joined Eneco Energie and was appointed member of the Management Board in 1998 being responsible for mergers, acquisitions, regulatory affairs and strategy. During this period Eneco grew significantly, partly due to major acquisitions. As per 1 January 2007 Mr Ten Berge stepped down from this position. Additional former functions included member of the MB of EnergieNed, member of the SB of Kema and member of the Supervisory Board of ENDEX. As per June 2007 Mr Ten Berge has been appointed Secretary General of Union of the Electricity Industry EURELECTRIC.
Mr Kroon has been TenneT B.V.’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 1 January 2002, having previously, from 1997 to 2002, held the position of Managing Director of Hooge Huys Verzekeringen N.V., part of the Utrecht-based SNS Reaal Insurance Group, where in 1999 he was appointed Deputy Chair of the Executive Board of SNS Reaal Insurance.
Having read aeronautical and aerospace engineering at Delft University of Technology, Mr Kroon went on to complete his Master’s in Business Administration at Rochester University/Erasmus University in Rotterdam. His career first took off at Fokker Aircraft N.V., where he held a variety of posts including that of Vice President for Marketing. He then transferred, first to Holec N.V. as Director for Marketing & Sales of the Traction Division, then to the SNS Reaal Insurance Group.
After completing his secondary school studies in Paramaribo, Mr Chin-Sue took a degree in mechanical engineering from Delft Technical University in May 1980. In 1987, he obtained a doctorate in economics at the University of Amsterdam and in 1998 he qualified as a Register Controller at the Free University of Amsterdam. Mr Chin-Sue joined N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie in 1983, fulfilling various functions in both the technical and financial sectors. In February 2002, Mr Chin-Sue was appointed Managing Director of Finance and General Affairs at Gastransport Services. Since 1 October 2002 he has occupied the same position at N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie. Mr Chin-Sue was appointed Member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer of Gasunie on 1 July 2005. On that day, Gasunie became a natural gas transport, infrastructure and services company.
Mr Steinhauser acted as managing director of the ‘Call for action’ of Amsterdam as a international financial centre from 1989 till 1994, coordinating a national initiative of the Dutch financial industry, the government and the city of Amsterdam. In this period 17 foreign banks from Asia, the USA, Canada and Europe set up shops in Amsterdam through active acquisition. From 1974 till 1989 he was employed by the Dutch central bank in prudential supervision, international monetary affairs and legal affairs. From 1981 till 1989 he was, as a deputy director of the central bank, responsible for the Dutch bank note circulation.
Education: lawyer, specialised in company law, tax law and economics.
Certified mediator; management courses in the Netherlands and the USA.
Mr Dobbeni holds a degree in Industrial Engineering, a diploma in Middle Management from the Vlerick Management School and a diploma from the General Management Programme at CEDEP in Fontainebleau, France. He began his career at Belgonucléaire, and was subsequently appointed project engineer at Intercontrol, a French company specialising in control equipment for oil rigs and nuclear power stations. In 1977, he joined Laborelec, a Belgian electricity laboratory. He left that company in 1997 as Chief Officer Production and joined Electrabel as head of the Generation and Transmission Planning Department. At that time, he was already preparing intensively for the creation of the transmission system operator and, from 1997 to 2001, served as a member of the board of CPTE. He joined the organisation that was put in place in 1999 to prepare the creation of Elia (June 2001) and served as Chief Officer Energy Movements from 1999 to 2003, when he was appointed CEO and chairman of the Executive Committee of Elia. In that same year, he was also appointed chairman of the Steering Committee of ETSO (European Transmission System Operators). Previously, he served as chairman of the ETSO Task Force, responsible for the financial compensation mechanism between the TSOs for cross-border trade between the EU Member States. During his career, he played an active role in various committees for the Electric Power Research Institute, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, UCTE and the European Commission. During their General Meeting on 24th of June 2005 the ETSO members appointed him chairman of ETSO for a term of two years. On 2nd of October 2006 the Board of Directors unanimously appointed Daniel Dobbeni chairman of Synergrid, the Federation of Electricity and Gas Operators in Belgium. In December 2008, Daniel Dobbeni was appointed President of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) for a two-year term of office. This network replaces the six existing associations of transmission system operators (UCTE, ETSO, NORDEL, BALTSO, UKTSOA and ATSO).