Gpi Group appoints new COO and CFO
Gerard Blok has been appointed chief operations officer (COO) and Tjibbe Steenstra as chief financial officer (CFO) of Gpi Group. With the appointments, the company aims to optimize both the sharing of knowledge and connection between the different operating companies. Gerard and Tjibbe will strengthen the management team of the Gpi Group which is led by co-CEOs Fred Boere and Arno Rodenburg.
Gerard Blok is no stranger to the organization. Since 2011 he has held positions within Gpi including managing director of Gpi De Gouwe, commercial director of Gpi Group and managing director of Gpi Tanks XL. Co-CEO Arno Rodenburg says about this step: ‘His work experience in various positions and operating companies allows Gerard as COO to realize the overarching operational objectives of Gpi Group.’ In his new position, Gerard will focus on optimizing the structure and procedures of the operating companies and the cooperation of the various companies within customer projects.
CFO Tjibbe Steenstra
Tjibbe Steenstra joined Gpi in September 2021. He started as board assistant and quickly grew to business controller. As of September 2022, he is responsible for his department as Manager Finance & Control of Gpi Group. Joining the Gpi Group’s executive team, this role has been converted to CFO. Co-CEO Fred Boere comments on Tjibbe’s appointment as CFO: “In the short period of time he has been working for Gpi, Tjibbe has proven that he has excellent knowledge of the financial field, the internal business processes, and the market in which Gpi operates. This combined with his educational background will help us to further professionalize the financial operations of the Gpi Group.’