BiZZdesign, a leading digital business design company today announced that it has appointed Huub Janse as Chief Executive Officer. Janse, who has held several global leadership positions in companies such as Oracle, SAS Institute, Software AG, and CGI, will succeed Henry Franken, the company’s founder and current CEO, on July 1, 2016. Henry Franken will continue in his role as the Chairman of the Shareholder Committee.
“After several years at BiZZdesign, the time has come for me to step down as CEO, and share my knowledge with startups,” said Franken. “I am involved in several innovative startups in the renewable energy and green building industry. This is a great opportunity for me to combine my passion and experience to support others.”
On the appointment of Janse, Franken said: “After a comprehensive search process, the shareholders are pleased to have found the best possible candidate for the job. Janse’s background and extensive technology leadership experience make him the right person to oversee BiZZdesign’s innovation and growth strategy”.
The appointment comes at a time of rapid global growth for the company and is instrumental in supporting BiZZdesign’s ambitious business development plans. Disruptive trends in markets and technologies make digital transformation a central theme for organizations, and increase the demand for collaborative business design platforms such as BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio. Janse will be responsible for guiding and managing the company’s transformation and maintaining its market leading status.
New CEO Huub Janse commented: “I see many opportunities for growth in the digital business design market for BiZZdesign, as one of the leaders in the industry. I’m honored and thrilled to be stepping up as CEO and look forward to working with our clients, partners and employees in the near future.”
“Janse’s skills, experience and vision will strengthen and inspire our management and leadership team, which will be beneficial for both our customers and partners,” said CTO and member of the Shareholder Committee, Roderick Schreuder.