Ecorys appoints Dutchman Michel van Woesik as Chief Financial Officer

30 March 2018 2 min. read
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Michel van Woesik has been named the new Chief Financial Officer of Ecorys, an international research and consulting firm. The new financial director brings over a decade of experience in CFO roles to the firm and is based in Rotterdam.

“Michel’s experience, competences and personality fits very well with who we are and what we do. We are delighted that he is joining us,” said Manon Janssen, CEO of Ecorys. 

Founded in 2000, Ecorys is one of the globe’s oldest economic research and consulting firms. The firm’s heritage goes back to 1929 when a group of economists launched one of its predecessors in the Netherlands. Ecorys in its current form was established in 2000 when two Dutch and British consultancies merged. Today, the professional services group has over 500 consultants and staff across offices in 25 countries.Michel van Woesik, CFO - EcorysMichel van Woesik brings significant knowledge and experience in financial management to the firm. From 2006 to 2016 he worked eight years as CFO and the last two years as CEO for Hoogwegt Group, a Dutch company that is active in the trade of mainly dairy products for industrial applications. In his latter role he led the firm, while in the CFO role he led the endeavours of the finance team and led several large transformations, including a project aimed at boosting risk management and another at improving internal (financial) transparency. Prior to that he was Finance Director of International Flavors & Fragrances and held various finance positions at Philips. 

Van Woesik now leads Ecorys’ finance department with a global mandate, and holds a board role together with Manon Janssen (CEO) and Pieter Taselaar (General Counsel). Commenting on his challenge, the new CFO said “I am honoured to work with the Ecorys team. I am impressed by the drive, ambition and strategy of the organisation and I look forward to play my role in the company.”

In the UK, Ecorys has offices in Birmingham (head office), Leeds and London. The UK arm is led by Darren Jackson (Managing Director), Aydin Ozgul (Programme Management and Communications) and Nicola Smith (Policy and Research).