Dutch tire upcycling company Black Bear has appointed tech industry veteran Geert Glimmerveen (below right) as its new chief financial officer.
Before joining Black Bear, Glimmerveen spent more than 30 years in senior finance and executive positions in several leading companies, including consultancy McKinsey & Company, truck manufacturing giant DAF Trucks, energy company Eneco and private equity firm Egeria. Most recently he was MD for waste management and recycling company Van Gansewinkel (now Renewi).
After securing a growth financing round of €16m earlier this year, the cleantech company is preparing to grow its business internationally.
Said Glimmerveen on his mission, “At Van Gansewinkel I was intrigued by the opportunities of a circular economy and particularly by the combination of an attractive business model and the opportunity to have a positive impact on the environment. Black Bear is in a unique position to deliver on both promises.”
The CEO of Black Bear, Martijn Lopes Cardozo, commented, “By adding Geert to our team we gain the deep experience of someone who has successfully led many organizations through growth. As we scale-up and roll-out internationally, we need to make sure we also build a strong organization to support this.”