Albert Arp was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Jaarbeurs effective as from 1 March 2016. Albert Arp succeeds chairman of the executive board Henk Broeders.
Albert Arp (46) leaves the St Jansdal Hospital as chief executive officer at which hospital he had worked for four years. The St Jansdal Hospital is a medium-sized hospital in Harderwijk that has 1,850 employees. Albert Arp realised a major change at St Jansdal with a clear vision of adding value to care. He leaves behind a strong and eye-catching organisation. For example, at the end of 2014 the St Jansdal Hospital was chosen as the best hospital in the Netherlands by Elsevier and recently the best in medical healthcare. Albert Alp was previously a member of the executive board and chief executive officer of Beweging 3.0, which is a major healthcare organisation. After a sixteen-year career in the healthcare sector, Albert decided to go in a different direction. His move to Jaarbeurs fits into his plans.
Ruud van Ingen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board - 'In 2013, Jaarbeurs implemented a strategic reorientation, whereby the organisation was restyled and major changes were set in motion. The starting point is the relevance of Jaarbeurs for the Dutch business world and the future has been shaped on the basis of this vision. The time has come to appoint a permanent director, who will continue to build on the foundation that Henk Broeders has laid in his time as interim manager. The Board of Supervisory Directors is grateful to him. Henk will remain at Jaarbeurs until the end of March. With this change of leadership and positive advice from the works council, we trust that Albert Arp will be able to further strengthen and expand Jaarbeurs and all its stakeholders'.
Jaarbeurs was founded in 1916 to support and stimulate trade and industry. Now, almost 100 years on, this ideal still forms the basis of Jaarbeurs. Jaarbeurs inspires, motivates and activates trade by enabling valuable meetings. This takes place physically and digitally, in the Netherlands and, with its international branch, far outside the Netherlands. Very successfully in China for example. Jaarbeurs provides in this connection the binding platform for people, market and talent. Its physical location in Utrecht, more than 40 brands and leading online platforms mean that Jaarbeurs is a dynamic organisation that holds a central place in society.