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03 May 2018
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TMF Group announces Robert Jan van de Kraats as chairman

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Appointment comes as new owners CVC Capital Partners complete acquisition of the firm

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 3 May 2018 - TMF Group, a leading provider of high value business services to clients operating and investing globally, today announced the appointment of Robert Jan van de Kraats as chairman, subject to regulatory approval. Until recently Van de Kraats was chief financial officer and vice-chair of the executive board of Randstad Holding N.V. He has previously held various non-executive roles at other companies.

Van de Kraats will lead the company’s board of directors, support the management team of TMF Group and be its ambassador to the outside world. Based in Amsterdam, he will be a direct liaison between TMF Group’s management team, board and owners.

Van de Kraats said: “I am delighted to join TMF Group. It is a unique company – the only firm with a global footprint that specialises in helping multinational businesses expand or consolidate overseas. Its purpose is to localise the global world, and this is a compelling proposition. It has grown strongly, and will continue to do so.

TMF Group chief executive officer Frederik Van Tuyll said: “I am delighted that Robert Jan is joining us. To secure someone of his experience as our chairman is a fantastic result for TMF Group. He has an illustrious career spanning nearly 40 years, with experience in running large and profitable businesses around the globe. In particular, he has worked in both private equity and publicly listed companies. He has helped deliver organisational transformation, international operational excellence and strong results for shareholders. His wealth of experience will be invaluable in supporting TMF Group as we develop and grow.

The appointment comes as CVC Capital Partners completes its takeover of TMF Group. The acquisition by the private equity group, announced in late 2017, was finalised on 3 May 2018.

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