Jeroen van Hooff has been named as the new CEO of Royal Jaarbeurs, taking over this role on July 1, 2022. Van Hooff is currently the CEO of Easyfairs Netherlands. CFO Franka Morssink is acting CEO of Royal Jaarbeurs after the leave of Albert Arp, and will stay so until July 1, 2022.
Chair of the supervisory board Evert Greup stated: "We are happy to welcome Jeroen at Jaarbeurs, of course, in consultation with Easyfairs."
„I can't wait to put my shoulders under these ambitions.“
Jeroen Van Hooff is looking forward to starting in Utrecht: "I have come to know Jaarbeurs during my time at Easyfairs as an ambitious and dedicated partner. I enjoy making the transfer. In 2030, Jaarbeurs wants to belong to the most sustainable and smartest venues in Europe and has very promising and inspiring venue development plans. I can't wait to put my shoulders under these ambitions."
Van Hooff studied at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He worked, among other roles, for employment agencies Randstad and ManpowerGroup, before joining Easyfairs Netherlands as CEO.