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 re-appointed 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 re-appointed 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; member of the Supervisory Board IDH (Sustainable Trade Initiative); 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 re-appointed 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 UK. Thereafter, he was responsible for projects in the UK, 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.
Mr Sheffield was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2017.

H. (Helle) Valentin (1967)
Since 2016, Ms Valentin has served as the COO of IBM’s Watson Internet of Things. In that capacity, she is responsible for developing the business and designing and building the business structure and product portfolio of this new IBM division. She is also an member of the supervisory board of IBM Denmark Aps since 2013. Before that, she was the COO of IBM’s Germany/Austria/Switzerland region in the period 2014-2016, also responsible for rolling out the new strategy and implementing a new business model. She started her career with IBM in 1992, after graduating as a Master of Engineering at Denmark Technical University. Ms Valentin is a Danish national and does not own any shares in the company’s capital.
Other offices: Member of the Supervisory Board of PFA Pension fund; advisor of the National Disruption Council in Denmark.
Ms Valentin was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2017.


67 - Retirement schedule for the Supervisory Board 

 

Member

Date of birth

Date of initial appointment

Year of re-appointment

End of
current term

End of
second term

H.L.J. Noy*, Chairman

27-03-1951

25-04-2012

2016

2020

2020

K.S. Wester,
Vice-chairman

02-07-1946

20-04-2011

2015

2019

2019

G. Boon

09-04-1959

19-04-2017

-

2021

2025

C.M.C. Mahieu*

16-10-1959

20-04-2011

2015

2019

2019

M.P. Sheffield

25-05-1961

24-08-2017

-

2021

2025

H. Valentin

16-01-1967

19-04-2017

2021

2025

 


 * Strengthened right of recommendation of Central Works Council.

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 133 and 134.
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 Board of De Bouwcampus; member of the Taskforce Bouw; member of the Advisory Board of DIMI (Delft Deltas, Infratructures & Mobility Initiative).

T. (Thessa) Menssen (1967), CFO
Mrs Menssen graduated from the University of Technology Eindhoven in 1990 with a degree in mechanical engineering. She then received a master’s degree in business administration from the Technical University of Twente. In 1992 Mrs Menssen joined Unilever, where she held various management positions. In 2006 Mrs Menssen was appointed to the Executive Board of Havenbedrijf Rotterdam (Rotterdam Port Authority), first as CFO and from 2010 as COO. Mrs Menssen has been a member of the Executive Board of Royal BAM since October 2012 and CFO since January 2013. She is a Dutch national. Information about Mrs Menssen’s shareholding position is on pages 133 and 134.
Other offices: member of the Supervisory Board of PostNL; member of the Supervisory Board of FMO; member of the Supervisory Board of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; member of the Monitoring Committee of the ‘Talent naar de Top’ programme; member of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation ‘Topvrouw van het Jaar’ (a platform for the promotion of gender diversity at board level in the Netherlands).

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 is a Dutch national and holds no other offices. Information about Mr Bax’ shareholding position is on pages 133 and 134.

  


68 - Retirement schedule for the Executive Board 

Member

Date of birth

Date of initial appointment

Year of re-appointment

End of
current term

R.P. van Wingerden, Chairman

21-07-1961

07-05-2008

2012, 2016

2020

T. Menssen1

04-05-1967

01-10-2012

2016

2020

E.J. Bax

21-04-1957

01-05-2014

 

2018

 


 1 Mrs Menssen will step down from the Executive Board with effect from 1 July 2018.

 

 

Name

Company