The Netherlands


Oranje-Nassau, a Dutch coal mining company founded in 1893, was acquired by Wendel in 1908. In 1974 it became an investment company, first specializing in the energy and real estate sectors and now focusing on unlisted companies. Launched in 2011, Oranje-Nassau Développement invests in growth, diversification and innovation opportunities.

Oranje-Nassau Groep B.V.
Rembrandt Tower, 22nd floor
Amstelplein 1
1096 HA Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 56 77 102


Claude Ehlinger
Managing Director and CEO of Oranje-Nassau Groep
Claude Ehlinger joined Wendel in 2016 as Managing Director, Member of the Investment Committee and CEO of Oranje-Nassau Groep. Claude is based between London and Amsterdam and pursues investment opportunities throughout Western Europe, particularly in the Benelux. He serves as Board Member of various Group companies including Trief and Winvest Conseil.
Claude Ehlinger was previously deputy CEO of Louis Dreyfus Company. He has been appointed interim CEO of Louis Dreyfus from June 2014 to October 2015.
He joined Louis Dreyfus Company in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer after serving three years as Group CFO at Eutelsat. Prior to this he was Regional Controller of Cap Gemini, Group CFO of CCMX (1999-2003) and Managing Director of Finacor (1987-1999), a large brokerage company in Europe. He began his career in 1985 at Thomson Group. He is a graduate of the French business school HEC.