MHC Mobility Netherlands Leadership Transition

Monday 2nd October 2023

Headshot of Paul van der Meulen

Mitsubishi HC Capital UK Plc announces that Gert Veenstra will be stepping down as CEO of MHC Mobility Netherlands from 31 December 2023.

Gert’s career in the automotive industry spans over thirty years, where he built the Noordlease business as co-owner before its sale to Hitachi Capital in 2017, when he became Chief Executive of the Netherlands and Benelux region. The company is pleased to confirm that Gert will continue to support as an Advisor to the Board until 31st March 2024.

We are pleased to announce that Paul van der Meulen, currently serving as Chief Financial Officer, will take on the role of Regional Managing Director for the Netherlands and Benelux, and join the MHC Mobility Holding Netherlands B.V. Board, effective 2 October 2023. Paul, who is a Chartered Accountant, joined MHC Mobility Netherlands in December 2019 and has an extensive background in finance, including senior roles at large multinational corporations such as Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift Europe B.V.

In addition to the announcement concerning Gert and Paul, the company is also pleased to announce that Mark Feddes will assume the role of Operations Director for the Netherlands and Benelux region, and also join the MHC Mobility Holding Netherlands B.V. Board effective 2 October 2023. Mark brings with him over 21 years of experience within the Dutch leasing and mobility group.

With these two appointments the Managing Board of Directors of MHC Mobility B.V will be completed with Thijs Frederiks as Sales Director and Kristof de Backer as responsible Director in Belgium.

Comment from Jon Lawes, MHC Mobility Europe MD: “I have really appreciated the contribution which Gert has brought to the company, and his many years of experience have truly benefited our group. I wish him well with his future business interests. I’m delighted to welcome Paul to the position of Regional MD and Mark Feddes to the Board. I have every confidence that Paul and Mark, together with the strong leadership team and valued staff, will take the company to the next level of its business development.”