Board of Directors

The Board of Directors comprises the following members:

From left to right: Mr. Jeroen (J.M.) Snijders Blok, Mr. Hielke (H.H.) Sybesma RC, Mr. Ton (A.H.) Anbeek and Mr. Jeroen (J.J.) Both

Mr. Ton (A.H.) Anbeek (1962)

Chairman of the Board of Directors (CEO)
Mr. Anbeek joined Accell Group at the end of 2017. Mr. Anbeek (1962) studied Business Administration at Rotterdam’s Erasmus University and Organisational Psychology at Utrecht University. He started his professional career in 1987 at Unilever, where he held various positions in marketing and sales at various operating companies in the Netherlands and abroad through to 2006. These positions included Global Marketing Director for all Unilever fabric softener brands and Managing Director Unilever Mahgreb S.A. (Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania). In early 2007, he joined Royal Auping B.V. in Deventer as the company’s General Director. From 2010 through October 2017, Mr Anbeek held the position of CEO of Beter Bed Holding N.V. Ton Anbeek has experience in the field of marketing, sales, retail and omni-channel e-commerce.

H.H. (Hielke) Sybesma (1967)

Member of the Board of Directors (CFO)
Mr. Sybesma has been Chief Financial Officer of Accell Group since 2001. Mr. Sybesma joined Accell Group in 1995 and has held a variety of financial and management positions within the company. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration from Groningen University, he worked as a financial consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers for five years. Mr. Sybesma is a member of the Dutch Association of Registered Controllers.

J.M. (Jeroen) Snijders Blok (1959)

Member of the Board of Directors (COO)
Mr. Snijders Blok has been Chief Operating Officer of Accell Group since 2004. Mr. Snijders Blok studied Business Administration at the Twente University of Technology and joined Accell Group in 1992, initially in the Automation department. In the following years, he held the position of logistics manager at Batavus and Hercules and was later appointed Managing Director of Batavus. Following the acquisition of Sparta in 1999, he was appointed Managing Director of that subsidiary.

J.J. (Jeroen) Both (1964)

Member of the Board of Directors (CSCO)
Mr. Both joined Accell Group in 2015 as Chief Supply Chain Officer. After studying Economics at Groningen University, he began his professional career in 1989 at British American Tobacco. Mr. Both held various positions in supply chain, procurement and production at the company. He has extensive international experience, in both western and eastern Europe, as well as in Asia, where he was supply chain director and in charge of the introduction and management of British American Tobacco’s central supply chain organisations in Moscow and Singapore.