Ajax appoints new Finance Director

Ajax appoints new Finance Director

Ajax NV’s Board of Directors has appointed Susan Lenderink as the Director of Finance.  She’s has been named as the successor of Jeroen Slop, who will leave the club at the end of the season.  The Board of Directors is prepared to appoint her as statutory directory, in accordance with the established procedure, for a period of four years.  This appointment will take effect as of the General Shareholder’s Meeting in November 2019, during which the appointment will be made official.

Susan Lenderink (Warnsveld, 30 augustus 1977) is currently the Chief Financial Officier (CFO) at De Bijenkorf.  Lenderink studied Economics at the University of Amsterdam, and did a post doctoral degree to become a Register Controller.  She began her career in accountancy at Price Waterhouse Coopers.  In 2003, she joined De Bijenkorf – Vendex KBB as a Financial Controller.  She was appointed as CFO in 2012.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Board President Leen Meijaard explains the appointment: “After a thorough search, we have found Mrs. Lenderink to be the right Finance Director for Ajax.  She has an excellent background in the industry and has made a very good impression on us many times.  She has good analytical abilities and is experienced in terms of leading a team and financial planning.  Her approach is sharp and proactive.  In her, we believe to have found someone who complements the current members of the management.”

Susan Lenderink: “Ajax sets the bar high, and that matches who I am.  And I hate to lose.  The club’s culture suits me and I get the most satisfaction from team performances.  I am looking forward to work with my new colleagues, and to achieve success together.”

General Manager Edwin van der Sar: “The Board of Directors and the management team have spoken with several candidates.  Susan made the best impression on us.  I believe that, regardless of her background, she is an excellent fit for a role in the Ajax organization because of her energetic and ambitious attitude.  Together with my colleagues, I am looking forward to a successful partnership with her.”