Philip Dietzold of Shell has been appointed as the new Benelux Chapter Chair of CoreNet Global, the international association of corporate real estate and workplace executives.
A long standing and active member of CoreNet Global, Philip is also Shell's Asset Manager for the Benelux region, where he is responsible for all real estate and facilities management activities that spans laboratories, housing, offices and learning centres. Focused on delivery, his responsibilities include all aspects of management, operations, projects, finance, HR, IT and compliancy.
During his career at Shell, Philip has been the manager of Shell's HQ facilities, was responsible for the EMEA Real Estate advisory unit and much earlier on in his career worked in variety of roles within Shell's Global Solutions Business. A Chartered Engineer with much overseas experience Philip began his career at BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels) at Sellafield.
Philip will take the position on July 9, succeeding current Chair Frank Hendriksen former COO of KFN.
Frank Hendriksen comments, "I am pleased to welcome incoming chair Philip Dietzold on behalf of CoreNet Global's members in the Benelux region. Philip has been a keen and enthusiastic supporter of CoreNet Global for some years. He is also a Master of Corporate Real Estate graduate, and so fully appreciates the benefits of our learning and education program for corporate and workplace management, and is also a champion for further growth and development of the Benelux chapter."
Dietzold joins at a time when the Benelux Chapter is launching a number of new initiatives through 2008, including the development of an international exchange program with the Connecticut/Westchester Chapter in the US. The Chapter Exchange program is designed to create long-term relationships between global partners, linking members across national and regional boundaries. This first official Benelux delegation to the US follows a very successful trip to the Netherlands by the Connecticut/Westchester Chapter in 2007.