AMSTERDAM; March 27, 2018 – Accenture has named Irine Gaasbeek country managing director for the Netherlands, effective June 1. In this role she will lead Accenture’s business and operations in the country, with a specific focus on growth by innovation and digital transformation.
Gaasbeek succeeds Manon van Beek, who will be leaving Accenture to become CEO and chair of the executive board of TenneT Holding B.V.
Gaasbeek, 47, is currently head of the company’s Financial Services practice in the Netherlands, responsible for managing and building its insurance, banking and capital markets capabilities. Before assuming this role in 2014, she led Accenture’s SAP practice in the Netherlands. From 2006 until 2010 she held various leadership roles within Accenture’s Utilities and Technology practices in the Netherlands.
Gaasbeek, who joined Accenture in 1994, has a strong record helping clients with their growth and business transformation agendas. She has significant experience working on large-scale programs for clients in the chemicals, energy, utilities and financial services industries and is the global client account lead for various key clients in the Financial Services sector.
“Possessing a powerful combination of skills, experience and drive for helping clients, Irine is a seasoned leader and the right person to run our business in the Netherlands,” said Jo Deblaere, chief operating officer at Accenture. “With extensive experience across our Dutch business, she has an impressive track record of collaborating with clients and growing practices, which will serve her – and Accenture – extremely well in her new role.
“At the same time, we wish to thank Manon for her leadership and 22 years of dedication to Accenture. We wish her the best of luck in her new role as CEO of TenneT.”
Gaasbeek holds a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from the Delft University of Technology. She serves on the board of directors of RoboValley Foundation, a robotics center headquartered in Delft.
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