Over the considerable period of sixteen years, Mel Kroon has been successfully presiding over the Dutch transmission system operator (TSO) and TSCNET shareholder TenneT. It was during Kroon’s tenure, that TenneT evolved into a leading European high voltage grid operator with 41m end users in the Netherlands and Germany. Strategical key steps were the acquisitions of the 110kV and 150kV grids from Dutch regional grid operators and the taking over of the German operator Transpower. TenneT has subsequently become on of the driving forces of the energy transition in the Netherlands, Germany and beyond. In parallel, TenneT’s asset has increased from €500m to over €20bn over the last two decades.
In the second half of 2018, Mel Kroon will step down as CEO. Until the TenneT Supervisory Board has appointed a successor, he will continue to fulfill his obligations. Aad Veenman, Chairman of the Board, expresses that the TSO is much indebted to Kroon and describes him as “one of the most influential and visionary leaders in the European energy sector”. Mr Kroon himself explains: “It has been, and it still is, a privilege and pleasure to work for TenneT. In the 20th anniversary year of TenneT, it seems a good moment to pass on the helm to a new leader.”
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