FRANS VAN NIEKERK- NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIA HOLDING AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, ATLAS COPCO

Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

Frans van Niekerk has joined Atlas Copco as the Vice President of India holding and Managing Director effective January 1, 2020.

Frans is a South African citizen, having more than 20 years of experience within the Atlas Copco Group, most recently as Vice President of Southern Africa Holding. Before that he has held a variety of Business Control functions for the Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area in South Africa, as well as in Southeast Asia, Chile and Sweden. 

He succeeds Giovanni Valent who retired after 25 years in the Atlas Group, and also a member of the Board of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce India.

Frans' educational background includes studies in accounting and economics from Lyceum correspondence college in South Africa. 

Welcome, Frans!

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