Official statement Etam Groep May 29th, 2009

By Peter, May 29, 2009 14:37


Today, the CEO of Etam Groep, Beatrice Macdonald, made the following announcement:

Dear colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Peter van Dongen as our new CFO and Director ERS.
Peter starts on the 1st of August 2009, and will report into me.

Peter is a chartered accountant (CPA), with twelve years experience in public accounting with (a predecessor of) a ‘Big Four’ firm and 17 years in finance management, 9 of which as CFO with a family owned company (Audax B.V.), similar in turnover to Etam Groep, but which includes both retail (AKO, 103 stores) and wholesale companies. Audax operates a complex, high-risk supply chain, recognised as state of the art in today’s market. Besides Finance, Peter has been responsible for IT management and for the implementation of large IT and Logistics projects such as SAP.

In 2005 Peter was elected “CFO of the year” in the Netherlands, which confirms the high regard he commands from his peers as both a financial expert and as a leader.

Peter has passion for the business and its people, is a hard worker and enjoys life. During his due diligence Peter “fell in love” (as he said) with the Etam Groep. I have no doubt he is a great new colleague for all of us and will be a key player in helping us reach Vision 2020.

Please join me in welcoming Peter to our company!

Iain Garden who held this position on an interim basis since the end of January will remain on board for a few weeks after Peter’s start to ensure a smooth handover at what is a critical time for us (year end ). May I take this opportunity to thank Iain for his help so far.

Beatrice Macdonald

No further comment neccessary.


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4 Responses to “Official statement Etam Groep May 29th, 2009”

  1. Michiel Ronk says:

    Hi Peter,

    It reads like a warm welcome to you!
    I am certain you’ll have a great time in Zoetermeer.

    Bye, Michiel

  2. Peter says:

    Thanks Michiel for your kind words.


  3. Eric Bruger says:

    Hi Peter,
    It certainly reads like a warm welcome at Miss Etam.
    Is there a Mr. Etam as well by the way?
    Good luck and we’ll keep in touch!

  4. Peter says:

    Eric, thanks for your post. There is no Mr. Etam and there will never be one.


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