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Emiel van Onzenoort joins Athlon Management Board as Chief Operations Officer

Schiphol, 1 February 2023 – Emiel van Onzenoort joins the Athlon Management Board as Chief Operations Officer (COO) per today. Emiel succeeds Peter Westermann who will return to Mercedes-Benz Mobility in Stuttgart, Germany. In this role, Emiel will be responsible for Operations across Athlon, reporting to CEO Christian Schüler.

    Christian Schüler, CEO of Athlon: “We are very happy to welcome Emiel van Onzenoort back to Athlon. He has a profound knowledge of our business and a customer-centric mindset. We thank Peter Westermann for his outstanding contributions in driving our Operations and the digitization of our processes over the past five years.”

    Emiel van Onzenoort returns to Athlon after working for AGCO Finance as General Manager for Region West for two years. From 2013 until 2021, he was COO of Athlon Netherlands. Prior to that, Emiel had an international career within DLL, with assignments in General Management and Finance in Russia, Hungary and Turkey. He holds Master Degrees in Business Economics and Finance & Control and completed leadership studies at INSEAD and Nyenrode. Peter Westermann will support his onboarding before returning to Stuttgart.

    Emiel van Onzenoort: “I am very excited to rejoin Athlon. It is a privilege to lead the Operations domain across the company. As a team, we will support serving our customers in the best way.”

    Peter Westermann: “I am pleased to onboard Emiel van Onzenoort, knowing that he will successfully continue the digitization of Operations at Athlon with a very professional and dedicated team.”