NOS News•today, 21:39
Gerard Sanderink has been suspended as CEO of construction company Strukton and engineering firm Oranjewoud with immediate effect. Strukton reports this on its website. The Supervisory Board will immediately take over the management, in its own words in the interest of the companies, employees and other stakeholders.
Last year it was announced that Sanderink, together with former members of the board of Strukton, are suspected of bribery in a project in Saudi Arabia. Whether that played a role in this decision is not known.
Sanderink is regularly discredited, which is also stated in Strukton’s press release: “The Supervisory Board has come to this decision after a period of incidents involving Mr Sanderink.”
Sent away by judge
The regulators are referring, among other things, to the drama surrounding IT company Centric. There, Sanderink was dismissed by the court as chairman of the board a while ago. The Public Prosecution Service had asked for this, an exceptional request. Centric provides vital IT services in the Netherlands, also for a number of public institutions and the government.
Sanderink was also frequently in the news because of all kinds of legal proceedings against his ex Brigitte van Egten, who was also employed by Centric. He also involved the company in that conflict, after which three directors resigned. Subsequently, his relationship with Rian van Rijbroek was also frequently in the news. She pretends to be a cyber expert.