Damen Shipyards Group strengthens Executive Board


As of April 1st, Ronald Suhlmann will become Chief Financial Officer of Damen Shipyards Group. He succeeds Tom Touber, who held this position ad interim for two years.

Ronald started his career at Ballast Nedam and moved to Damen in 2015, where the Register Controller was both Financial Director of the Naval and Yachting divisions. With his appointment as CFO, Suhlmann becomes a member of the Executive Board of Damen.

In addition, the areas of risk, compliance and legal are invested more firmly within the Executive Board through the creation of the new role of Chief Counsel. As of April 1st, this will be filled by Mario Herrebout, current general counsel and company secretary. Mario has been in service with Damen Naval since 2009 and switched to Damen Group at the end of 2019.