Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the Executive Board members R.J.M (Ruud) Joosten and L.F. (Frans) den Houter, as well as of:

  • J.G. (Joost) Nelis, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the business line Construction and Property;
  • J.D. (John) Wilkinson, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the business line Civil engineering;
  • S.E. (Simon) Finnie, Chief Business Excellence Officer (CBEO);
  • S.J.J. (Sven) Van de Wynkele, Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO).

Information about the role and responsibilities of the Executive Committee is included in the Executive Board and Executive Committee rules of procedure. The relationship and contact with the Supervisory Board is explained in the Supervisory Board rules of procedure, pursuant to which Supervisory Board meetings shall generally be attended by all members of the Executive Committee.

J.G. (Joost) Nelis (1967) , COO Construction and Property
Mr Nelis was appointed COO for the business line Construction and Property, effective 1 April 2019. Previously, he held the position of director at BAM Bouw en Vastgoed Nederland, BAM’s Dutch operating company for property development, non-residential and residential construction and M&E services. He joined BAM in 1996 and has held various management positions, including managing director of BAM Wonen (residential) from 2008 to 2016. He graduated as a civil engineer from Delft University of Technology.

J.D. (John) Wilkinson (1968), COO Civil engineering
Mr Wilkinson was appointed COO for the business line Civil engineering, effective 5 October 2020. He was formerly president of infrastructure and member of the executive committee of SNC-Lavalin, an international, fully integrated professional services and project management company based in Montreal, Canada. He previously held senior positions with leading British civil engineering companies Laing O’Rourke, Kier Group and May Gurney, respectively as managing director for UK infrastructure, executive director services and managing director. He holds a bachelor of science (honours) degree in construction management from Reading University and is a graduate of the Advanced Leadership Programme from Cambridge Judge Business School.

S.E. (Simon) Finnie (1974) , CBEO
Mr Finnie was appointed CBEO, effective 15 April 2019. He has over 20 years of experience in designing and delivering sustainable operational transformation and cost efficiency improvement. Previously he was executive director at Laing O’Rourke and Kier Group, both large engineering companies based in the United Kingdom, where he was responsible for digital transformation and for driving strategic improvements. He holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Warwick Business School and a bachelor of science (honours) in psychology, philosophy and computer science.

S.J.J. (Sven) Van de Wynkele (1969), CHRO
Mr Van de Wynkele was appointed CHRO, effective 20 August 2018. He has extensive international expertise in human resources and in business transformation. He has held global HR leadership roles with General Electric, Philips and TP Vision. Prior to BAM, Mr Van de Wynkele was group HR vice-president and transformation programme co-leader at the international design and engineering company Khatib & Alami based in Beirut, Lebanon. He holds a master’s degree in military and naval sciences from the Royal Military Academy in Brussels.

From the left: Joost Nelis, Sven Van de Wynkele, Simon Finnie, Ruud Joosten, John Wilkinson and Frans den Houter

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