Fastned continues to accelerate growth and seeks Chief Operating Officer

Fastned, the European fast charging company, is seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to join its board as it continues to scale the business. Since the company was founded 12 years ago, Fastned has been growing faster than the European electric vehicle market and is now a top-3 player in the European fast charging market. To continue the award-winning customer experience at this rate of growth, with many thousands of charging sessions per day, it is important that the processes in the company are safeguarded and further scaled up. In this respect, the newly hired COO plays an important role. Together with the current CFO and CEO, the COO forms the organization's Management Board.

In the past two years, Fastned's workforce has doubled to 250 employees in 9 countries, and the number of fast charging stations has increased to over 300 with a total of over 1,750 chargers. In the coming years, Fastned will also continue to grow rapidly towards its goal of 1,000 stations by 2030.

In 2023, 1.5 million new electric cars have been registered in Europe, this number of electric vehicles will grow exponentially in the coming years. Fastned's winning concept of large fast charging stations at high-traffic locations, providing the best charging experience for our customers, is designed for this growth. To further scale up our organization we are now looking for a COO. We have the ambition to add a female candidate to our board. Diversity is a key ingredient to Fastned's success. We value the different talents and perspectives that people from different backgrounds bring.

Michiel Langezaal, co-founder and CEO of Fastned

Diversity in the Management Board
Fastned's ambition is for at least 30% of the Management Board, Supervisory Board (SB), and Fastned Shareholders Foundation Board (FAST) to identify as a woman. The SB and FAST board already meet the internal guidelines. With the desire to hire a female COO, the Management Board will also meet this ambition. 

The vacancy can be found here.

About Fastned

Fastned is on a mission to accelerate the transition to electric mobility. Since 2012, we’ve been at the forefront of European charging infrastructure development, building and operating a rapidly growing network of iconic fast charging stations. Our yellow, nature inspired stations create a welcoming environment for drivers during the 10-15 minutes it takes to charge up to 300 km of range. By offering Europe’s most reliable, convenient and joyful charging experience, we aim to inspire millions to drive on solar and wind energy so that together we can curb climate change. Fastned is listed at Euronext Amsterdam (AMS: FAST).