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Heemskerk to move to ASML

Brussels, 31 October 2023:  After taking the helm of the European Round Table for Industry (ERT) at the start of 2019, Frank Heemskerk is stepping down as Secretary General. He will take on a new challenge with ASML in the Netherlands, as Executive Vice President Public Affairs & Countries.

Heemskerk commented:


He will end his activities at ERT on 31 January 2024 and remains fully committed until then.


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The European Round Table for Industry (ERT) has a long history of promoting competitiveness and prosperity in Europe. In April 1983, 17 leading European business leaders came together to launch ERT. They were then, as we are now, united by a belief that European co-operation between industry, policymakers and all stakeholders is essential to strengthen Europe’s place in the world.

Today, ERT Members include CEOs and Chairs from around 60 of Europe’s largest companies in the industrial and technological sector. We are committed to creating a strong, open and competitive Europe through which we promote sustainable growth, jobs and prosperity for all.

We publish reports and papers, which we share with the public, decision makers in European and global institutions and national governments. They are the basis for discussion and action. We advocate policies that underpin the values of freedom, tolerance, equality and openness. (ert.eu)

The past five years at ERT have been an incredible experience. It was a great honour to work with CEOs and Chairs of Europe’s largest companies in the industrial and technological sectors and to share and publish insights from this unique organisation through a series of geopolitical developments and extraordinary events. I look forward to taking on this new challenge at ASML – one of the jewels of European innovation.
Frank Heemskerk
  • Frank Heemskerk
  • Secretary General