• 06 Jul 2010
  • Global

TAQA announces appointment of new Managing Director in the Netherlands

Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA), a publicly listed company on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX: TAQA) today announced that Jan Willem van Hoogstraten has been appointed as Managing Director of TAQA Energy BV effective 1 September 2010.The role will see Jan Willem van Hoogstraten managing TAQA’s Netherlands operations, as well as having a seat on the TAQA Group Management Board. Jan Willem van Hoogstraten will be replacing Paul van Gelder who is moving to Dutch-based gas infrastructure company – Gasunie – as CEO after heading up TAQA’s European operations for the past three years.Jan Willem van Hoogstraten has worked for TAQA Energy since January 2008 as Project Director for the TAQA operated Bergermeer Gas Storage project in the Netherlands.”I am delighted to welcome Jan Willem van Hoogstraten to the TAQA leadership team in his new role as Managing Director. His experience of our flagship Bergermeer Gas Storage project and of the Dutch energy industry make him the ideal candidate to develop our business in the Netherlands. I wish him much success in the future”, says TAQA CEO H.E. Abdulla Saif Al-Nuaimi.- ENDS -CONTACT TAQA:TAQA Media RelationsAllan Virtanen
Group Corporate Communications Advisor
+ 31 64 61 47 448
allan.virtanen@taqa.comNOTES TO EDITORSAbout TAQATAQA is a global energy company majority owned by the Abu Dhabi Government and listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.Our activities include oil and gas, power generation and water desalination across five continents. With operations in the UK, the Netherlands and North America, our oil and gas business includes exploration and production, storage and pipelines. We produce almost 135,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the North Sea and North America, as well as operating and developing extensive gas storage facilities in the Netherlands.Our power plants are located in the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, India, the Caribbean and the United States. TAQA is the majority owner in the facilities that provide 98% of the water and electricity requirements in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.Established in 2005, our entrepreneurial culture has laid the foundations for long-term sustainable growth building on our commitment to people, safety and the environment.Jan Willem van HoogstratenJan Willem van Hoogstraten was appointed Director of the €2.2 bln Bergermeer Gas Storage project in January 2008. Prior to joining TAQA, Jan Willem served as Drilling, Production and Commercial Manager at Wintershall (BASF) for 11 years.Jan Willem started his career at Shell International and worked in a variety of well engineering roles between 1989 and 1997. During this time he worked in Scotland, Nigeria, Indonesia and England.Jan Willem obtained a Master’s degree (MSc) in Petroleum Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 1989.Jan Willem was born in Tripoli, Libya in 1965. He is a Dutch national and has five children.

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