Controversial businessman Gerard Sandrink faces long-term marginalization at construction firm Strukton and engineering firm Oranjewoud. The Supervisory Board has submitted an application to the Corporation Chamber to extend his suspension as CEO, according to a report in press release. The supervisory directors also want to put Sanderink at a distance as owner for a longer period of time.
According to the oversight board, the move is necessary for “rest and stability” in the companies. In mid-March, Sanderink was suspended for three months as CEO of Oranjewoud and Strukton. This decision followed various incidents that, in the eyes of the supervisory directors, not only detracted from Sandrink’s day-to-day management, but also “damaged the companies’ reputation”. I mentioned last week The telegraph that Sandrink wanted to challenge his suspension.
Quarrels with your ex
Sanderink has been discredited several times in recent years due to legal action against his ex Brigitte van Eggten and due to his relationship with Rian van Rijbroek, an IT expert, who is said to be under his influence. In November, Judge not only removed him as CEO of Centric, but also placed all of his shares under a separate manager. Centric has large public institutions and government services as clients, including De Nederlandsche Bank.
Last year, Financieele Dagblad revealed that prosecutors suspected Sanderink and other former members of Strukton’s board of bribery in a project in Saudi Arabia. Sandrink strongly contradicted the suspicions through his lawyer.