March 01, 2023

Press release CEO and CCO Circular IT group

Zoetermeer, 1 March 2023 – Circular IT group appoints new CEO and is strengthened with CCO. Maarten de Roos (1975) will start work as CEO of Circular IT Group from 1 March. The group will also appoint Wilco van Bezooijen (1970) as the group’s CCO.

Maarten de Roos – a strategic leader with experience in accelerated, international growth

From 1 March, Maarten de Roos will assume the role of CEO of Circular IT Group. Maarten started his career in consulting at DiamondCluster (now Oliver Wyman) and PWC, before moving towards more hands-on positions in corporate development and strategy at several highgrowth, technology companies. For the past 6.5 years, he has been CEO at technology-driven service provider Bouwatch, which under his leadership grew from a Dutch company with 27 employees to an international organisation with more than 400 employees. The company was recognised as one of the 250 top growing companies in the Netherlands in 2021. His expertise in international expansion and accelerated growth fits perfectly with Circular IT Group’s ambition to become the European market leader in Circular IT. Maarten will take over from interim CEO Jean-Pierre Verhoeven.

Maarten de Roos: “My ambition lies in professionalising young companies to maximise growth potential. Circular IT Group consists of companies that are leaders in their expertise. The opportunity lies in optimising cooperation and using a joint strategy to become European market leader and make IT hardware fully circular. I see great potential here and am very excited to give direction to realise this goal.”

Wilco van Bezooijen – an experienced leader with commercial intuition

From 1 March, Wilco van Bezooijen will take up the role of CCO of Circular IT Group. Wilco brings over 30 years of experience in IT services and hardware sales with positions at Xerox, Ricoh, Veenman and Kyocera. After several years in multiple Sales Account Executive roles, he held several management positions, including the Managing Director position at Veenman. In 2013, he returned to his first employer Xerox, where he became Managing Director of the Netherlands. Wilco’s expertise in the IT sector combined with commercial talent and leadership will be essential for further developing the proposition and building a versatile sales organisation.

Wilco van Bezooijen: “Through various sales and management positions, I have experienced the key drivers for a successful commercial strategy and execution. The declared ambition and high level of enthusiasm at Circular IT Group provide a strong foundation for realising the growth ambition. I am convinced that Circular IT Group offers a winning proposition and I look forward to expanding and driving the commercial team and together conquering Europe.”

Jean-Pierre Verhoeven: “In recent months, Circular IT Group has experienced tremendous growth. It was a long search for suitable candidates to lead Circular IT Group and continue this growth. I confidently hand over my duties to Maarten and Wilco and I wish them tremendous success and pleasure at this fine group.”

About Circular IT group

Circular IT group works every day to support customers to optimise the value of IT hardware. We do this by optimising the lifecycle of IT hardware through ITAD services, Device as a Service, rental, refurbishing, repair, re-commerce, minimising e-waste, reducing critical resource consumption, reducing global CO₂ emissions and reducing negative impact on biodiversity. The Circular IT Group supports circularity, future-proof connectivity, social and digital inclusion. With its product and service offerings, Circular IT Group serves more than 10,000 customers worldwide, including business end-users, service providers and consumers. The group is headquartered in Zoetermeer, with additional locations in Allerød (DK), Almere, Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Mechelen (BE), Nieuwegein and Singapore. The group currently employs 300 FTEs.

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