Ilse Pauwels, November 29, 2013

Jo Maes appointed new CEO of Ordina Belgium

Mechelen, 29 November 2013

The Board of Directors of Ordina N.V. has appointed Jo Maes as the new CEO of Ordina Belgium with effect from 1 January 2014.  He will be responsible for all Ordina’s business activities in Belgium and Luxembourg.  Jo Maes succeeds Franky Van Damme, the current CEO.  In his new role, he will also have a seat on the Executive Committee of Ordina N.V.  Jo Maes has been a member of the Ordina Belgium management team since May 2011.

Stépan Breedveld, CEO Ordina N.V.: “We are delighted that Jo is joining us as CEO of Ordina Belgium.  Jo has been part of the Belgian management team for a while now, and has proven that he has the right profile to lead Ordina Belgium.  It is a good thing that someone from within the company is being given this important role.“

In an uncertain economic climate, Ordina has achieved a successful turnaround in Belgium and Luxembourg in recent years.  The company’s new course has led step by step to results, and the foundations have been laid for building a sound future with a professional management and a dynamic management team.

Franky Van Damme: ”I consider my job within Ordina as being done!  The foundations have been laid for expanding the company further in a successful way.  Customers and employees are in good hands.  There is a strong team in which I have every confidence and I find that reassuring.”