Supervisory Board and Executive Board

Biographies of the Supervisory Board members

H.L.J. (Harrie) Noy (1951), Chairman
Mr Noy completed his studies at Eindhoven University of Technology in 1974. Mr Noy worked for Arcadis throughout his entire career. He joined that company, which at the time still operated under the name Heidemij, in 1975 and has since occupied various positions. From 1989 to 1994 he was a member of the Management Board of Arcadis’ consultancy division in the Netherlands, and served as Chairman of that Board from 1992 to 1994. In 1994, Mr Noy was appointed as a member of the Executive Board. From 2000 to May 2012, Mr Noy served as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Arcadis. Mr Noy is a Dutch national and does not own any shares in the company’s capital.

Other offices: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fugro; Chairman of the Board of Stichting Administratiekantoor TKH Group; extraordinary member of the Dutch Safety Board.

Mr Noy was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2012 and reappointed in 2016. He was appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board in 2017.

K.S. (Klaas) Wester (1946) Vice-chairman
Mr Wester graduated in civil engineering from Delft University of Technology in 1969. He then worked briefly for Fugro as a geotechnical engineer, after having performed military service. He went on to work at Costain Blankevoort and later at Ballast Nedam, working in the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. In 1981, he returned to Fugro, where he held various management positions before being appointed as a member of the Fugro Executive Board under the Articles of Association in 1996. Mr Wester went on to become Chairman of the Executive Board in 2005, a position he held until his retirement in 2012. Mr Wester is a Dutch national and does not own any shares in the company’s capital.

Other offices: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ACTA, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Iv-Groep.

Mr Wester was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2011 and reappointed in 2015. He was appointed as vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board in 2017.

G. (Gosse) Boon (1959)
Mr Boon studied both quantitative business economics and Dutch law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He also completed the RA (Chartered Accountant) study at the same university. Mr Boon started his career at Unilever. From 1983 to 2000, he fulfilled various senior positions within the company, lastly as the CFO of Unilever Brazil. In 2000, Mr Boon was appointed the CEO of DiverseyLever Netherlands, a position he fulfilled until 2004. Subsequently, Mr Boon held the position of CFO and member of the Executive Board with Rijnmond Waste Processing and Van Gansewinkel Group respectively. In 2010, he transferred to Nutreco, being appointed CFO and Executive Board member in 2011. In 2015, following the delisting of Nutreco, he decided to leave the company. He is a Dutch national and does not own any shares in the company’s capital.

Other offices: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Albron, member of the Supervisory Board of KPMG, lay judge (expert member) of the Companies and Business Court (Enterprise Chamber), which is part of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal.

Mr Boon was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2017.

C.M.C. (Carla) Mahieu (1959)
Mrs Mahieu studied economics at the University of Amsterdam, where she graduated in 1984. She began her career at Royal Dutch Shell, where she held various management positions dealing with human resources, communication and corporate strategy. After several years as a consultant, Mrs Mahieu joined Royal Philips Electronics as Senior Vice-President Corporate Human Resources in 2003. She took up her current position as Executive Vice-President and Global Head of Human Resources at Aegon in September 2010. She became a member of Aegon’s Management Board in 2016. Mrs Mahieu is a Dutch national and does not own any shares in the company’s capital. 

Other offices: member of the Supervisory Board of VodafoneZiggo.

Mrs Mahieu was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2011 and reappointed in 2015.

M.P. (Paul) Sheffield CBE, BSc, CEng, MICE (1961)
Mr Sheffield studied civil engineering at the University of Surrey (United Kingdom). He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow at the British Institution of Civil Engineers. From 1983 to 2014 he was employed by the Kier Group, a large British construction and property development group, listed on the London stock exchange, where he held a number of management positions. During the first years of his career, Mr Sheffield was involved as an engineer in various projects in New Guinea, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Thereafter, he was responsible for projects in the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong as a project manager. In 1998 he became Director of Operations and in 1999 was appointed Managing Director of the Civil Division. In 2005 he joined the Board of the Kier Group with responsibility for all construction activities and he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2010. In 2014 Mr Sheffield left the Kier Group for Laing O’Rourke, one of the largest private construction companies of the United Kingdom, where he was a member of the Group Executive Committee until 2017, responsible for their activities in Europe and the Middle East. Mr Sheffield is a British national and does not own any shares in the company’s capital.

Other offices: Non-Executive Director at Southern Water Services Ltd, Industry advisor to the board of Manchester Airport Group and Senior Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. 

Mr Sheffield was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2017.

G. (Helle) Valentin (1967)
Since 2018, Mrs Valentin has served as Managing Director within IBM and in that capacity, she is overall responsible for one of IBM’s Global Accounts. Prior to this, Mrs Valentin has served as Global COO of IBM’s Watson Internet of Things, responsible for founding the business and designing and building the business structure and product portfolio of this new IBM division. Before that, she was the COO of IBM’s Germany/Austria/Switzerland region in the period of 2013-2016, also responsible for strategy and business transformation. She started her career with IBM in 1992, after graduating as a Master of Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark and has held many international executive positions within IBM. Mrs Valentin is a Danish national and does not own any shares in the company’s capital.

Other offices: Member of the Supervisory Board of IBM Denmark Aps, Member of the Board of Directors of PFA Holding and PFA Pension.

Mrs Valentin was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2017.


49 - Retirement schedule for the Supervisory Board

Member

Committees

Date of initial
appointment

Year of
reappointment

End of
current term

End of
second term

H.L.J. Noy*, Chairman

RC, NC

25-04-2012

2016

2020

2020

K.S. Wester, Vice-chairman

AC

20-04-2011

2015

2019

2019

G. Boon

AC

19-04-2017

-

2021

2025

C.M.C. Mahieu*

RC, NC

20-04-2011

2015

2019

2019

M.P. Sheffield

AC

24-08-2017

-

2021

2025

H. Valentin

RC, NC

19-04-2017

-

2021

2025

 

Biographies of the Executive Board members

R.P. (Rob) van Wingerden (1961), CEO
Mr Van Wingerden graduated as a civil engineer from Delft University of Technology in 1988. He joined the Group as a project surveyor in 1988 and subsequently worked in a variety of project management and other roles for operating companies in the Netherlands and elsewhere (including Taiwan and Hong Kong). He completed his MBA cum laude at Twente School of Management in 1994. During this period he attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. He was appointed Director of HBG Bouw en Vastgoed in 2000, became Director at BAM Utiliteitsbouw in 2002 and was appointed Chairman of the Board of BAM Woningbouw in 2005. Mr Van Wingerden has been a member of the Executive Board of Royal BAM Group since 2008. In October 2014 he was promoted to the position of CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board. He is a Dutch national. Information about Mr Van Wingerden’s shareholding position is on pages 97 - 99.

Other offices: member of the Supervisory Board of Royal Saan, member of the Board of Governors of the Dutch Construction and Infrastructure Federation (Bouwend Nederland), member of the Taskforce Bouw, member of the Advisory Board of DIMI (Delft Deltas, Infratructures & Mobility Initiative).

E.J. (Erik) Bax (1957), COO
Mr Bax studied engineering, building and construction at the Tilburg Institute for Technology and obtained an MBA at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Georgia State University in Atlanta, USA. He joined CRH, the international leader for production and distribution of building materials, in 1984 and held various management positions at CRH’s different operating companies and divisions. He then fulfilled a number of positions in CRH’s senior management. As of 2010 he was Managing Director CRH Europe and member of the Executive Committee of CRH in Dublin. Mr Bax has been a member of the Executive Board of Royal BAM Group since May 2014 and COO since October 2014. He will step down from the Executive Board with effect from 1 March 2019. Mr Bax is a Dutch national and holds no other offices. Information about Mr Bax’ shareholding position is on pages 97 - 99.

L.F. (Frans) den Houter (1974), CFO
Mr Den Houter was trained as a hydrographic surveyor at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, earned a degree in business economics at the University of Amsterdam and an international master’s degree in Finance and Control. He started his career at Exxon Mobil in 2000, where he worked as financial analyst and controller for the Benelux retail operating company. In 2005 he moved to Shell, where he worked as controller at Shell Global Real Estate, project manager at Shell Energy Europe and financial manager for joint ventures at Shell Upstream International. He joined Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) in 2010 as Finance and Control Manager and then held the position of Senior Vice President Finance before being appointed as CFO in 2012. Mr Den Houter is a member of the Executive Board of Royal BAM Group since August 2018. He is a Dutch national. Mr Den Houter does not own shares in the Company’s capital. 


50 - Retirement schedule for the Executive Board

Member

Date of birth

Date of initial
appointment

Year of
reappointment

End of
current term

R.P. van Wingerden, Chairman

21-07-1961

07-05-2008

2012, 2016

2020

E.J. Bax

21-04-1957

01-05-2014

2018

2019

L.F. den Houter

20-05-1974

01-08-2018

 

2022

 

Name

Company