Alphen aan den Rijn — May 10, 2023 — Wolters Kluwer, the Dutch information solutions and software provider, has hired Rimco Spanjer as Vice President and Managing Director of Legal & Regulatory, Benelux.
The appointment sees him succeed Bas Kniphorst, who has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Managing Director, of the company’s Tax & Accounting (TAA) division within Europe. Kniphorst joined Wolters Kluwer in 2001.
Spanjer’s appointment is effective August 1st and he joins from the Dutch educational publisher Malmberg, where he has served as CEO since 2019. He previously worked for Wolters Kluwer across a variety of executive leadership positions for two decades.
Spanjer commented: “I started my career at Wolters Kluwer more than 20 years ago, and I’m excited to rejoin the company. I’m fully committed to further developing the strong Benelux business unit that Bas has built with his excellent team within Legal & Regulatory, and to further enhancing our digital offering to customers.We will continue to meet and exceed our customers’ evolving needs in increasingly complex and fast-changing environments.”
Martin O’Malley, CEO of Wolters Kluwer LR added: “Our Benelux business unit has been at the forefront of our company’s transition to being the technology company that it is today, supporting legal professionals with the software and tools that they need to work more efficiently and make better decisions. Rimco has thorough knowledge of our company, people, products, and customers. Combined with his recent accomplishments as Malmberg’s CEO, we’re confident that he will be an asset to our division and Wolters Kluwer as a whole.”
Last week Wolters Kluwer released its first-quarter 2023 trading update. First-quarter revenues were up 5% in constant currencies and up 6% organically, with recurring revenues (82%) up 7% organically.
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