Donat Rétif to take over as CEO of MeteoGroup
LONDON – July 28, 2016 – MeteoGroup, one of the world’s leading weather solutions businesses, headquartered in London, UK, announced today that the current CEO, Mr. Lex Rozenbroek has decided to resign for personal reasons and will be succeeded by Mr. Donat Rétif as Chief Executive Officer effective August 1, 2016. Mr. Rozenbroek will continue on as advisor through the month of August in order to ensure a seamless leadership transition.
“I want to thank Lex for his hard work and spirit of endurance during his years with the company. Lex has prepared the Group for the next stage of growth by focusing its strategy on data-driven, outcome-based solutions and modernising its organisation. We wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Richard Sadler, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Sadler continued, “On behalf of the Board, I’m excited to extend a warm welcome to Donat, a world-class leader. Under Donat’s leadership, we will continue to scale our organisation for its next phase of growth, and, most importantly, so that we can continue to meet the needs of our clients around the world.”
Donat Rétif most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Truvo, a leading international business in the information, advertising and data market, based in Antwerp, Belgium. Prior to joining Truvo in 2005, he was a senior executive at Verizon Information Services, the telecom and directory business, holding various leadership roles based in the United States and Canada. Mr. Rétif graduated from the University of Mons, Belgium, with a degree in commercial engineering.
“It is a great privilege to join MeteoGroup and I look forward to working with the hard working team to build upon the great strides the organisation has made over the past few years to develop a strong technology platform and continue delivering comprehensive weather solutions and tailor-made services to our customers worldwide,” said Mr. Rétif.
MeteoGroup is one of the world’s leading full-service B2B weather solutions businesses, operating across all sectors where weather impacts decision making. The group provides innovative tools and support which assist their customers to make critical business decisions creating value, saving costs, minimising risk and managing environmental impact. MeteoGroup’s team of expert and experienced meteorologists is available 24/7 to deliver the highest quality analysis and advice. With over 450 employees operating in 17 offices across the world, MeteoGroup provides local services to a global audience. In addition to the weather solutions it provides to corporate, industrial and media customers, MeteoGroup is also the company behind the best-selling mobile apps WeatherPro and MeteoEarth and numerous weather websites. MeteoGroup is backed by General Atlantic, one of the largest private investments firms in the world, whose focus is building industry leaders in high growth sectors.
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Donat Rétif - Bio
Donat Rétif was until June 2016 President and Chief Executive Officer of Truvo, a leading international business in the information, advertising and data market, based in Antwerp, Belgium, which had operations across seven countries. Before joining Truvo in 2005, Donat gained significant international experience within the telecom and directory business, holding various Sales VP roles with Verizon Information Services in Canada and USA. Donat, who is 45 years old and a Belgian citizen, obtained a degree in Commercial Engineering at the University of Mons, Belgium.
On behalf of the Board, I’m excited to extend a warm welcome to Donat, a world-class leader