appoints Johan Taams as CEO

Macaw appoints Johan Taams as CEO

Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, 16 March 2023 -Today Macaw, a digital information technology leader, announced the appointment of Johan Taams as Chief Executive Officer and Board member. Taams (53) will empower the Dutch, German and Lithuanian organizations to further grow, and challenge people and organizations to make impact and be successful. He succeeds William van der Pijl, who was with Macaw for 12 years, 6 of which as CEO.

Johan Taams has earned his spurs as CEO and in the market, during his 25-plus year career in the IT industry. In his latest position Johan was CEO at Centric, a European IT player. Before he joined Centric, he was CEO of Broad Horizon, a Microsoft focussed IT-provider with a buy and build strategy. At Atos he fulfilled many executive roles, and in the last two years he was CEO at Atos Netherlands.

Sabine Fischer, Chair of the Supervisory Board, said: ‘We’re pleased to appoint Johan Taams as our new CEO. He has an impressive track record; he is an all-round, highly experienced IT services CEO at growth companies and has proven leadership capabilities who will be key in realizing our growth ambition.’

She continues: ‘We thank William van der Pijl for his leadership and valuable contributions. He built a strong team and guided Macaw through a challenging time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under his leadership the company expanded organically and set steps outside the Netherlands, establishing operations in Lithuania and Germany.’

Taams says about his appointment: ‘I’m excited to join Macaw, a unique company with incredible talent, to help make digital transformations successful by leveraging new capabilities in applications, web and cloud. It has never been more important for businesses to harness the power of data for innovation, transformation and growthI am really looking forward to working with the Macaw team on our exciting growth plans and opportunities and building on our strong partnerships with Microsoft and Sitecore.’

About Macaw

The digital service provider Macaw helps major companies with solutions and services in the field of digital marketing (including social media, influencer, and content marketing), e-commerce, data, and AI, working in the cloud and integrated business applications. By combining creativity, data, and technology, Macaw helps companies to accelerate their digital transformation. And thanks to Macaw’s specialization in Microsoft and Sitecore software solutions, they can take advantage of the first-class technology and broad knowledge and experience of over 500 employees working from the head office in the Netherlands, but also from offices in Germany and Lithuania, who help clients like Heineken, Deutsche Telekom, Eneco, Henkel, L’Oréal to be successful.   Macaw’s taste for challenges ensures a unique company culture and valuable partnerships. The company has been high up in the Great Place to Work ranking for many years. For more information visit:


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