De Lage Landen has appointed to Mark McGovern as general manger
of its Clean Technology Group, the asset finance company’s
renewable energy arm.
McGovern has worked with the Netherlands-based lender, a
subsidiary of Rabobank, for 23 years, most recently as senior vice
president of global new business development.
In his new role heading up Clean Technology he will be
responsible for the management, strategy and continued expansion of
the division, which has provided equipment financing to the
renewable energy sector since it was launched in January 2010.
McGovern will report to Steve Riggs, president of Healthcare and
Riggs said: “In his previous role, Mark worked closely with the
Clean Technology Group and its partners.
“Mark’s knowledge of the clean tech business and his extensive
vendor finance experience make him a valuable asset to the
“The clean tech market represents a significant growth
opportunity for De Lage Landen, and it aligns with the Rabobank
Group’s overall focus on sustainability.
Speaking to Leasing Life following the publication of
De Lage Landen’s first half results, chief executive Ronald Slaats
said renewable energy is a growth market and he expected it be a
significant part of company’s future.
He said he was proud of the growth in the
Clean Technology arm and said: “It is important to be a sustainable
business; we have to try and limit our environmental impact as much