DLL has named Carlo van Kemenade as its next CEO and chairman of the company’s executive board, succeeding William Stephenson, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Van Kemenade returns to the company following four years spent as CEO and chair of Obvion, one of the largest mortgage providers in the Netherlands and a wholly owned subsidiary of Rabobank.
Van Kemenade originally joined DLL in 1990, progressing through the ranks over a 25-year career that included leadership experience in operations, risk, IT, sales and general management, including assignments in several European countries and the US. In 2013, he was appointed chief operating officer and became an executive board member, with responsibility for operations and IT activities across DLL’s entire global network.
Van Kemenade noted: “My return to DLL represents a very special personal and professional homecoming. I look forward to reconnecting with the many talented members of the leadership team and the wider global workforce, as well as the company’s network of valued partners and customers. DLL is well positioned for the future, with a solid business model and new innovations on tap that will continue to deliver value for years to come.”
Bill Stephenson, outgoing CEO and chair of DLL, said: “We are very fortunate to be able to propose the appointment of a candidate who already possesses a solid understanding of DLL’s business and customers, and perhaps even more importantly, is strongly aligned with the very special culture and values that we have developed as an organization.”
Berry Marttin, Rabobank managing board member and chairman of the DLL supervisory board commented: “Carlo is a dynamic and transformative leader. His selection is a clear validation of the talent that is available within the wider Rabobank Group, and it is great to see this continued exchange of people and knowledge between companies.”