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Claudia van den Pol

Claudia van den Pol
The Apollo Group

Claudia van den Pol was born and raised in Bronneger, The Netherlands. She studied International Technology Management at the Hanzehogeschool Groningen. After graduating she started her own Marketing Agency. Besides her own Agency she also worked at the Marketing Department of her father’s company, The Apollo Group.

The roots of Apollo were established in 1847, when Claudia’s distant grandfather started a blacksmith shop in Nijkerk, The Netherlands. Since then, the local one-man shop has developed itself into the current company with various markets. The core business of Apollo is the design, manufacturing, sales and installation of components as well as complete integral solutions for mechanical handling and transport installations for the bulk and the packed goods industry.

With more and more days spend at Apollo, Claudia knew what she needed to do: take over the family business. So, at the age of 24 she told her father she wanted to follow his footsteps. At the age of 28 she added action to her words and became the sixth generation of leaders at Apollo. As the company’s new CEO, she builds further on the foundation that the previous generations have created. With her ambitious and open minded approach Claudia is determined to make Apollo an even more successful company.