Frans den Houter was appointed HMC's CFO in September 2012. He started his career with HMC in 2010, performing such functions as Manager Finance and Control and Senior Vice President Finance.

Frans has both an engineering degree and degrees in financial management and control from the University of Amsterdam.

He started his career as a controller for Exxon Mobil in 2000. In 2005 he moved to Shell, where he worked as a controller, project manager, and finance manager.