Leadership

Managing Board

Ewout van Jarwaarde

Maarten van Neerven

Grainne van Berkum

Kef van Helbergen

Jan Wouter Kleinjan

Bart Webers

Sophie Wildeboer

Ewout van Jarwaarde

CEO

Ewout van Jarwaarde (1983, Dutch national) joined LeasePlan as SVP Remarketing in 2017 to develop and launch the platform CarNext.com. He subsequently became Chief Executive Officer of CarNext.com. Previously, Mr van Jarwaarde was a Partner at McKinsey & Company focusing on retail, digital and data-driven transformations across different industries. Mr van Jarwaarde holds a MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and master degrees in Chemical Engineering and Industrial Engineering and Management from University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Maarten van Neerven

Chief Finance Officer

Maarten van Neerven (1978, Dutch National) joined CarNext.com in September, 2019 as Chief Finance Officer. Mr van Neerven has held various international leadership roles in financial management and leading organizational financial transformations. In 2017, Mr van Neerven joined Bugaboo as CFO and led its due diligence process, resulting in Bugaboo being acquired by a leading global private investment firm. In his role as CFO as Bugaboo he further strengthened its Finance function, supporting a more data-driven decision-making culture. Prior to Bugaboo, Mr van Neerven worked for Phillips, first with its Domestic Appliances group, before becoming CFO of Philips Research. Mr van Neerven holds a Master’s degree in business economics and a post-graduate degree as a certified Controller from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Grainne van Berkum

Chief Operations Officer

Grainne van Berkum (1970, Irish National) joined LeasePlan Ireland in 1989. Mrs van Berkum has held a number of senior roles within LeasePlan, including being responsible for Asset Risk, Remarketing and Procurement. In 2005, Mrs van Berkum moved to LeasePlan Corporation as Business Development Director and was responsible for the design and implementation of the company’s International X2B auction platform. As of 2019, Mrs van Berkum is Chief Operations Officer at CarNext.com. Mrs van Berkum holds an Finance & Accounting qualification from the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Kef van Helbergen

Chief Commercial Officer

Kef van Helbergen, (1966, Dutch National) joined Carnext.com in May, 2019 as Chief Commercial Officer. Throughout his career, Mr van Helbergen has held various international leadership roles within Metro, Cash&Carry, Ahold and SHV-Makro across Asia, CEE and Western Europe. His roles focused mainly on growth and organizational transformations. Mr van Helbergen holds a Master’s degree in law from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Jan Wouter Kleinjan

Chief Product & Marketing Officer

Jan Wouter Kleinjan (1968, Dutch National) joined LeasePlan in 2017 as Director of B2C Remarketing. He became Chief Product and Marketing Officer at CarNext.com in 2019. Prior to joining LeasePlan, he was responsible for online news platform Nu.nl, AutoTrader.nl and AutoWeek.

Mr Kleinjan has held various roles in the automotive sector for companies like Alfa Romeo, Cadillac/Corvette/Hummer Europe, Mitsubishi Europe and Nissan Europe. Mr Kleinjan holds a Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering and Management at the University of Hertfordshire (UK).

Bart Webers

Chief People Officer

Bart Webers (1973, Dutch National) joined LeasePlan in 2017 as Director Global Compensation & Benefits and became Chief HR Officer for CarNext.com in 2019. Mr Webers has held various senior management positions in HR and Reward, both in consulting and international organizations. From 2013 to 2017 Mr Webers was Managing Director of Boxx Expat Solutions, an end to end services provider, disrupting the expat services market. Prior to Boxx, Mr Webers worked as Senior Director Compensation & Benefits and HR Operations at NXP Semiconductors and as a HR and (Executive) Rewards consultant at PwC. Mr Webers holds a Master’s degree in Tax Law at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Sophie Wildeboer

Chief of Staff

Sophie Wildeboer (1983, Dutch national) joined LeasePlan in 2017 as Transformation Director to lead the transformation of CarNext.com. In 2019, she became Chief of Staff at CarNext.com. Prior to joining LeasePlan, Mrs Wildeboer was responsible for Digital Strategy at ANB AMBRO’s Retail Bank. From 2007 to 2013, Mrs Wildeboer worked at the Boston Consulting Group as Project Leader, where she focused on large transformations and developing growth strategies, mainly for the financial services and retail sectors. Mrs Wildeboer holds a Master’s degree in Econometrics & Management Science from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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