ARCADIS Appoints Theo Dilissen as CEO/Delegated Director of Arcadis Belgium

Jun 01, 2010, 11:39 ET from ARCADIS NV

ARNHEM, The Netherlands, June 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, announced today that Theo Dilissen has been appointed CEO of the Belgian activities of ARCADIS. Mr Dilissen succeeds Marc van Put, who will pursue his career at ARCADIS in Belgium as Commercial Director. The changes come into effect as of June 1, 2010.

Mr Dilissen is a sociology graduate of Antwerp University and has gained an MBA from the Flanders Business School. After occupying various sales and marketing roles in the pharmaceutical sector, he worked in a number of management positions for ISS - a fast-growing, international, listed company - of which his final position was as Chief Operating Officer. In the period 2000-2004, he was CEO and Managing Director of Real Software, which is one of the leading software companies in Belgium. Subsequently, he was CEO and Chairman of Aviapartner (airport handling business) between 2005 and 2009. Currently, he is a non-Executive Director of the Supervisory Board of Belgacom, the largest telecommunications company in Belgium.

"The extensive experience of Mr Dilissen in managing organizations in fast-growing service sectors is extremely beneficial for ARCADIS," comments Harrie Noy, CEO of ARCADIS NV. "The fact that he has spent the vast part of his career working for international organizations complements the profile for this function. We expect that Theo Dilissen is in a good position to further expand the successes of our Belgian activities."

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