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TAQA appoints new managing director in the Netherlands

Staff writer | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | July 20, 2010
Jan Willem van HoogstratenJuly 20, 2010, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) announces that Jan Willem van Hoogstraten has been appointed as managing director of TAQA Energy BV, effective September 1.
Mr. van Hoogstraten began working for Wintershall in 1997, after studying mining and petroleum engineering at Delft and later working as a drilling engineer in the UK, Nigeria and Indonesia. He has worked for TAQA Energy since January 2008 as Project Director for the TAQA operated Bergermeer Gas Storage project in the Netherlands.

Mr. van Hoogstraten earned his degrees from Technische Universiteit Delft and INSEAD. He will be replacing Paul van Gelder who is moving to Dutch-based gas infrastructure company Gasunie as CEO after heading up TAQA's European operations for the past three years.

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