Mathieu Bonnet has been appointed new CEO of charging infrastructure provider Allego. This position was previously held by Anja van Niersen, who will now take over from Sandra Lagumina as Chairman of Allego’s Supervisory Board.
Allego and the owner, since 2018 the French investor Meridiam, justify the change to the top management and board of directors with the growth opportunities for the charging infrastructure provider. Van Niersen was part of Allego’s founding team in 2013, first as General Manager and then as CEO since January 2016.
“In order to secure Allego’s current strong position, I will focus on expanding the company’s growth from the perspective of the Board of Directors,” said van Niersen in the announcement. “Without responsibility for day-to-day operations, I have a better opportunity to work closely with the company’s management to identify international business opportunities and develop the organisation in line with its strategy and the pace of the market”.
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Mathieu Bonnet, an experienced manager from the energy sector, will take over the day-to-day business. Among other things, the Frenchman was CEO of Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR), the second-largest hydroelectric company in France according to the press release. He has also founded E6, an energy management platform for renewable energies.
Bonnet himself does not speak in the short message from the Dutch company, but he is warmly welcomed by the investor Meridiam. “We look forward to working with her [Anja van Niersen] and the company’s management to achieve Allego’s goal of becoming the European leader in charging infrastructure for electric vehicles,” says Julien Touati, Partner and Head of Energy Turnaround at Meridiam.
The change seems to have taken place at the behest of Meridiam. “We are pleased that Anja has accepted our request to take Allego into the next phase as Chairman of the Allego Board. Her experience, vision and leadership will not only benefit Allego, but she will also have more time to connect developments in the EV market with other areas of energy transformation,” says Touati, who is also Director of the Allego Board.
Allego operates numerous charging stations in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. With Ultra-E, the company is also building its network of high-power chargers. Allego also offers charging solutions for private customers and companies, for example, for charging at the workplace.
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