Chris Peeters quits Elia to join Belgian Post: Vandenborre is new CEO

Chris Peeters quits Elia to join Belgian Post: Vandenborre is new CEO
Catherine Vandenborre. Image courtesy Elia Group.

Chris Peeters is to quit Elia Group after serving as the Belgian transmission system operator’s chief executive since 2015.

Catherine Vandenborre, currently the group’s chief financial officer, will take over on Peeters’ departure, which is set for 30 October 2023.

In the coming weeks, he will continue to oversee the daily management of the company.

In a statement, Peeters said Elia Group is “on the right track to succeed in the energy transition”.

“I would like to thank the board of directors, public authorities and all our stakeholders for the opportunities they have given me and the trust they have placed in me during my time at Elia Group.”

He added that “after eight intense years with Elia Group, it is time for a change and time for me to embrace a new challenge”.

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Peeters will move on to be CEO of the Belgian Post Group (bpostgroup). He said: “The time is ripe for a new phase in my career and with bpostgroup I will be able to lead in a sector that deeply interests me and that is undergoing major transitions in a rapidly evolving international context.

Vandenborre was previously a member of the Executive Committee of European energy exchange APX-ENDEX. She has been Elia Group CFO since 2014 and in her new position will oversee two TSOs – Elia in Belgium and 50Hertz in Germany.

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