Gasunie has managed the Dutch gas network since 1963, when natural gas was first produced at Slochteren. In recent years the energy mix has changed, with the focus now more on sustainable energy sources. But Gasunie has maintained its involvement, capitalizing on the key role that gas plays in the current energy transition. The changing strategy of this gas distributor has also had a bearing on the activities of its treasury department.
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Towards the end of 2007 Ingram Micro was confronted by the departure of its European treasury controller.
The timing could hardly have been worse, just before the end-of-year accounting period. Laurens Tijdhof, a partner at Zanders, received a phone call asking whether an interim consultant was available quickly who could not only help with closing the books, but could also input some extras in the field of best market practices.
Consultant Jaco Boere fitted the profile and is still fulfilling the role.