New CEO at Jumbo
After 30 years as the CEO of Jumbo, Michael Kahn has decided to take on a new responsibility as Supervisory Board Director of the company. We are therefore pleased to announce that Jumbo’s most recent COO, Wout Janssens, has taken up the helm to become our new CEO.
Over the years, Michael Kahn has steered Jumbo through strong waves of growth and economic currents, and he now believes that in this new role he will be better positioned to contribute to the long-term strategy and success of Jumbo Shipping, Jumbo Offshore and Jumbo-SAL-Alliance.
“As we often say here at Jumbo, we would not be the company we are today without the passion, vision, luck and guts of my remarkable father. I know he would be as proud as I am of the direction we are taking today. It has been an honour to be involved in the day-to-day business for 30 years and I am excited to continue my journey with Jumbo and look forward to being active and involved from a different perspective.”
The ideal candidate to take on the role of CEO has been found internally in Wout Janssens. Janssens has served as COO of Jumbo for several years and has extensive leadership experience in both heavy lift shipping and offshore installation.
Sharing more about our new CEO, Michael Kahn says: “Wout is the right leader to take over the next phase of development for our organisation. He knows the inner workings of the company and is a proven team player who collaborates across all company levels, from shareholders to supervisory board and the management team. His wealth of experience, combined with his entrepreneurial attitude and open personality make him the perfect leader for Jumbo.”
“I am thankful for the trust and confidence that has been placed in me and for this exciting opportunity to lead, drive and develop Jumbo further. I am certain that with the help of my experienced and professional colleagues in the office and fleet, Jumbo is on course for continued success.” Wout Janssens – CEO, Jumbo.Janssens says further, “I would also like to use this opportunity to show our appreciation to Michael for his years of commitment and hard work in sailing the company to where it is today. I am already enjoying working together with him in our new roles.”
Our congratulations also go to Jan Peter Breedeveld who has filled the position of our new COO and who has a long career in offshore transport and installation. These new appointments, together with the restructured board became effective in the summer of 2021 and the transition of work and responsibilities is already well underway.