As Jan Piet Valk assumes his role as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Dutch rental company Boels Rental, he has stressed the importance of working together to overcome the Covid-19 crisis.
“I imagined a different start,” he said. “The coronavirus keeps me from visiting the different divisions of Boels and my new colleagues in the depots.
“At the same time, I can utilise my experience straight away to help find solutions to the issues we are currently confronted with. Together with the board and the whole team, we are working very hard on this. And that feels good.
“The external changes we are now facing are extensive and complex. How we deal with them together, as one Boels, will determine how we come out of this. This applies not only to us as a company, but to each and every one of us as individuals.”
Valk, who began in his new role in April, will also be a member of Boels’ Strategic Board.
As financial director, Valk is responsible for the overall financial affairs, mergers and acquisitions, integration and real estate of Boels.
Pierre Boels, CEO of the company, said, “The role of CFO is an important position within Boels. With Jan Piet, we have found someone who can help us further professionalise our company.
“There are several complex issues where Jan Piet with his experience, expertise and mentality will undoubtedly be of great value.”
Since the acquisition of Cramo earlier this year, Boels has grown into a company with more than 7,000 employees in 17 countries.
Valk said, “I am very pleased and honoured to strengthen the Boels team in this position and to take on this responsibility.”