Hanover, 30 September 2016 | Press release
Effective per 1 October 2016, Gasunie has appointed Paul van der Laan as Managing Director of Gasunie Deutschland. The 58-year-old Dutchman will be succeeding Hans Coenen in this position. Coenen has been a member of the top management at Gasunie Deutschland since 1 July 2008; he will be moving to a new position in the Gasunie Group.
Acting jointly with Jens Schumann, Paul van der Laan will be in charge of the management of the German subsidiary of the Dutch natural gas infrastructure company N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie.
Paul van der Laan began his career at N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie in 1982, where he has held various positions in the Finance, IT and Human Resources departments. In 2011, he was appointed to the position of Manager of Participations. In this position he remains responsible for the Gasunie holdings in BBL, Nord Stream and Energy Stock as well as others. The holder of a degree in business administration earned an Executive MBA at the Dutch Nyenrode Business University.