Change at the top of one of Europe’s largest independent High Power Charging networks.

Strong focus on boosting IONITY’s expansion across Europe.

Munich, Germany – April 17, 2024 – Jeroen van Tilburg will take over the role as Chief

Executive Officer of IONITY, effective May 13th , 2024. He succeeds Michael Hajesch, who

will pursue other ventures outside the company.

“We would like to thank Michael Hajesch for his great contribution and dedication for the

company,” says Jörg Hofmeister, current chairperson of the IONITY Shareholder Committee.

“He navigated IONITY through different important phases which have made the company

what it is today: one of Europe’s largest independent High Power Charging networks. This

includes the build-up of the IONITY team of now more than 200 people, the definition of

the future IONITY strategy, the development of new products and the establishment of a

strong shareholder structure. We wish Michael the best of luck and success in his future


“I thank the IONITY team and shareholders for their trust and collaboration. It has been a

privilege to grow IONITY from scratch accompanied by so many talented and dedicated

colleagues, business partners and our shareholders. I am proud of our joint achievements

during the last seven years and I have no doubt about the continuous growth of IONITY,”

says Michael Hajesch.

With Jeroen van Tilburg, a seasoned expert takes the lead at IONITY. In his previous role as

Head of Charging at Tesla in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa), van Tilburg

successfully led the growth, development, and transformation of the Tesla Supercharger

network. His multifaceted experience includes other pivotal roles at global tech giants such

as Microsoft, Google, and Netflix. With his proven track record of orchestrating strategic

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initiatives, van Tilburg is well-positioned to propel IONITY into its next phase of growth and


“Jeroen van Tilburg has an impressive track record in setting up and boosting growth of

charging networks. In addition, he is an expert on the European charging market who brings

a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges which IONITY is facing on its

growth path”, says Jörg Hofmeister. “We look forward to working with Jeroen on the

expansion of the company and the further digitalization of IONITY’s customer offering.“

In addition to CEO Jeroen van Tilburg, IONITY’s leadership team will consist of the Managing

Directors Marcus Groll (COO) and Torsten Kiedel (CFO).

“I am honored and excited to assume the role of CEO at IONITY, as we enter a pivotal

moment for the charging business in Europe. Guided by our mission of enabling electric

travel for everyone, we are uniquely positioned to solidify our position as a leader in the

industry. Our responsibility to deliver a premium customer experience – through

comprehensive coverage, resilient capacity, unparalleled reliability, and supporting all

vehicle brands – has never been more critical”, says Jeroen van Tilburg. “I hold deep

appreciation and respect for the solid foundation established by the entire IONITY

organization. Looking ahead, I am eager to collaborate with the team, leveraging our

combined expertise and passion to drive innovation and foster growth within this dynamic


The new leadership team’s focus is to further boost the expansion of IONITY. To date,

IONITY is active in 24 countries across Europe and operates more than 3,600 charging

points on over 600 sites. With its geographical scope across Europe, the company aims to

make a significant contribution to ramping up e-mobility – by providing a powerful and

reliable charging network