NetApp appoints new VP Finance EMEA

Fritz Meijaard appointed as of May 1

NetApp today announced that Fritz Meijaard has been appointed to the position of Vice President Finance EMEA. In his new role, Meijaard will be responsible for NetApp's financial position in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Meijaard joins the executive management team as CFO for the EMEA region. Meijaard has also been appointed General Manager of NetApp's EMEA head offices in Schiphol-Rijk, the Netherlands.

"I am very pleased with my new role at NetApp", says Meijaard. "NetApp is well positioned in the market and due to the growth ambitions of the company, there is a very dynamic and challenging business environment. This environment gives me the unique opportunity to build a flexible and scalable finance organization with effective financial processes, that can deal with the increasing business complexity and can become a catalyst to further growth."

Meijaard will be responsible for the further development of financial models to support business decisions, for the development of a finance shared services strategy and for the optimization of all financial reporting. As the Director of the head offices in Schiphol-Rijk, Meijaard will also function as the first point of contact for the works council.

Meijaard joins NetApp from Cisco Systems in Amsterdam, where he was a member of the Board of Directors. He worked for Cisco for the past eleven years, most recently as Finance Director, Emerging Markets.