Mel Kroon

Industry Expert - Energy Transition

Mel is an Associate Partner at IMPROVED.

Mel is an Energy sector advisor to IMPROVED’s clients. He brings with him a wealth of industry experience, having served in directorate and board roles at several energy and industrial companies including Eneco, THK Group, Koole Terminals, TenneT, Holec and Fokker Aircraft.

Mel served as CEO of European electricity transmission system operator TenneT for 16 years. During his tenure at TenneT, Mel led the company through a significant growth phase, growing the company from an employee base of 270 to 4,000 and transforming the company balance sheet total from €1bn to €22bn. This was a culmination of successful dealmaking, which involved 45 acquisitions and a realised IRR of 13.8%.

Mel works closely with our Energy clients, giving them access to his extensive international network and offering them insights into the inner workings of the industry.

Mel holds two Master’s degrees: a Master’s of Science degree in Aerospace, Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Delft University of Technology and a Master’s of Business degree in Business Administration from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.