Dick Berlijn in Supervisory Board of Thales Nederland
05 January 2009
General (retd.) Dick Berlijn has been appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board of Thales Nederland B.V.
Dick Berlijn started his career in the Netherlands Armed Forces as a jet fighter pilot in the Air Force. He resigned in April 2008 as Commander of the Armed Forces.
Thales Nederland is pleased that General (retd.) Dick Berlijn is prepared to make his unique qualities available to the company. He will bring his vast operational knowledge and his extensive international network.
Another change in Thales Nederland's Supervisory Board is the resignation of Ms Isabelle Azemard, Vice President Northern Europe of the Thales Group. She will be replaced by Bruno Rambaud, Executive Vice President of Thales, in charge of Continental Europe, Turkey, Russia and Central Asia.
About Dick Berlijn
D.L. (Dick) Berlijn was born in Amsterdam on 18 March 1950. He started his military career in 1969 at the Royal Military Academy. He flew in various types of jet airplanes and held a number of commanding position in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. In 1992 he was appointed commanding officer of Twenthe Airbase and in 1993 he was in charge of the first F16 detachment on an international mission. In 2000 he was appointed Air Force Commander and in 2004 Head of Defence Staff. As of 5 September 2005 General Berlijn held the position of Commander of the Armed Forces. In April 2008 he left the Defence organization.
Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, addressing defence, aerospace and security markets worldwide. Thales' leading-edge technology is supported by 22,000 R&D engineers who offer a capability unmatched in Europe to develop and deploy field-proven mission-critical information systems. To this end, the group's civil and military businesses develop in parallel and share a common base of technologies to serve a single objective: the security of people, property and nations. The group builds its growth on its unique multi-domestic strategy based on trusted partnerships with national customers and market players, while leveraging its global expertise to support local technology and industrial development. Thales employs 68,000 people in 50 countries with 2007 revenues of €12.3 billion. Thales Nederland, established in 1922, is one of the leading companies in integrated naval systems for surveillance, weapon control, combat management and system integration world-wide.