Liselotte Kooi appointed new chair of Fastned Supervisory Board at AGM
Amsterdam, June 8 2023 - Fastned, the European fast charging company, held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 8 June 2023 at its Amsterdam headquarters. The AGM adopted all agenda items, including the annual accounts for 2022, discharge of the members of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board, appointment of BDO as new auditor and appointment of Liselotte Kooi as new chairperson of the Supervisory Board.
After two years as member of the board of the FAST foundation, Liselotte Kooi was appointed chairperson of the Fastned Supervisory Board. Her extensive knowledge of the company, corporate governance, and finance will be of great value to the company.
Bart Lubbers, a cofounder of Fastned, who has been chairperson of the Supervisory Board for the past four years, was reappointed as member for another four-year term, ensuring continuity in the Supervisory Board.
Marije van Mens stepped down from her role as a member of the Supervisory board. After a three-year term, Marije indicated that she can no longer combine her responsibilities at Fastned with her professional and personal commitments.
As of today, Fastned’s Supervisory Board has the following members:
- Liselotte Kooi, chair
- Bart Lubbers
- Nancy Kabalt
- Jérôme Janssen
At the General Meeting of Depositary Receipts holders, which also took place today, Liselotte Kooi stepped down as member of the FAST Board, to be able to assume her new role as chair of Fastned’s Supervisory Board. She was replaced by Michiel Weghs who was appointed as new member of the FAST Board. Michiel has more than 15 years of experience in the renewable energy sector in a variety of roles. As engineer, financier, investor and entrepreneur, Michiel is eager to contribute to Fastned’s mission.
Henk Pals was reappointed as board member of the FAST Foundation for another four-year term.
As of today, the board of the FAST Foundation has the following members:
- Maaike Veen, chair
- Henk Pals
- Michiel Weghs
Biography of Liselotte Kooi
Liselotte has almost 20 years of experience in corporate governance and finance. As a corporate lawyer at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V. and other law firms in Amsterdam and New York, Liselotte advised companies, investors, financial institutions and investment funds on corporate governance, finance and M&A transactions. She specialised in issuing and listing of financial instruments and in financial regulation and has extensive experience with governance for listed companies and board dynamics within listed companies. Since 2013 Liselotte has worked at Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., a large Dutch dairy cooperative and multinational. As Director Group Legal and Company Secretary she is co-heading the global legal department, responsible for governance and the legal and financial structure of the company, including compliance in relation to the listing of hybrid bonds. She advises both the management board and supervisory board of FrieslandCampina as well as the board of the cooperative which represents the member-farmers. Liselotte has been an electric vehicle driver for many years and has a strong belief that electric vehicles charged with renewable energy are the future.
Biography of Michiel Weghs
Michiel has over ten years of experience driving the energy transition forward in North Western Europe. After graduating from the Delft University of Technology, he worked in the Power & Utilities team of ABN AMRO’s Corporate Finance branch. Later, he joined the Project Finance team that funded renewable projects such as large offshore wind farms. Michiel is currently employed by the Port of Rotterdam and focuses on financing sustainable projects and companies in the transportation and circular sectors. Michiel holds a Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering.
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About FAST Foundation
The FAST Foundation holds all shares of Fastned B.V. (the company). For every one share the foundation holds, it has issued one Depositary Receipt. These Depositary Receipts are held by the founders of the company and all other investors in the company. The foundation was set up together with the company in 2012 to safeguard its mission and monitor business continuity while looking after the interests of the depositary receipt holders.
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Fastned has been developing fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles across Europe since 2012. Fastned’s mission is to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility by giving freedom to electric drivers. Based in Amsterdam, the company has built more than 260 fast charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Switzerland. The company specialises in developing and operating fast charging infrastructure at high traffic locations where drivers can charge their electric vehicle with up to 300 km of range in 15 minutes before continuing their journey. Fastned is listed on Euronext Amsterdam (ticker AMS: FAST).