Hans van Lierop to lead TIP Trailer Services' finance organisation as CFO

Ex-Massmart CFO Hans van Lierop will be based in TIP's Amsterdam headquarters as CFO.

TIP Trailer Services has announced the appointment of Johannes (Hans) van Lierop as CFO and management board member. 

Hans will be based in TIP’s international headquarters in Amsterdam. He will be taking over from interim CFO Simon Glass, who will be leaving TIP at the end of May. 

About his appointment, Hans says: 

“I am looking forward to joining TIP’s senior leadership team and leading its finance organisation and look forward to contributing to TIP’s future success.” 

Hans joins TIP with broad international experience from different industries in Europe and Africa. He has held financial leadership roles in Diageo, Airtel and Massmart. Most recently, he was CFO of Massmart. As the CFO, he led a finance and real estate management team of 500 staff across four divisions and multiple countries in Africa. 

Hans completed his articles with EY and graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1997 as a registered accountant, the equivalent of a CA. After three years at the Dutch Development Agency, he spent over a decade at Diageo in various capacities in Nigeria, Jamaica, the UK, Hungary, the Netherlands and again in Nigeria where he was CFO, IT procurement director and a member of the board at Guinness Nigeria up to 2011. Following that, Hans continued his globe-hopping career in Nairobi, Kenya, for Bharti Airtel Africa, one of the largest mobile operations in the world. After three years as Africa CFO he took on the role of Africa programme director, driving business development and business integration for the Africa region. 

Hans joins TIP from Massmart, where he was the CFO. 

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TIP CEO and president Bob Fast says: 

“Hans brings more than 25 years of experience in finance, with 13 years as a responsible CFO. He has successfully led, steered and transformed complex global finance organisations. His expertise in all areas of finance, as well as his leadership capabilities, will help TIP achieve its 2020 targets and steer our future success.” 

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