In December 2018 it was announced that BAM would change its top structure in 2019 and that the size of the Executive Board would be reduced to two members, being the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer. After a mid-term review of the implementation of the 2016-2020 strategic agenda, it had been decided to establish an Executive Committee to reinforce the implementation of the strategy.
The Executive Committee was subsequently established in April 2019. Besides the members of the Executive Board, R.P. (Rob) van Wingerden and L.F. (Frans) den Houter, it consists of:
- J.G. (Joost) Nelis, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the business line Construction and Property;
- R. (Roel) Vollebregt, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the business line Civil engineering;
- S. (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, which were updated per 17 April 2019. 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.
R. (Roel) Vollebregt (1961), COO Civil engineering
Mr Vollebregt was appointed COO for the business line Civil engineering, effective 1 April 2019. Since 2016, he had been Chairman of the Board of BAM Bouw en Vastgoed, BAM’s Dutch operating company for property development, non-residential and residential construction and M&E services. He joined the Group in 1999 and has held positions as Chairman of the Board of BAM Vastgoed and AM respectively since 2005. He obtained a master degree in business administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and was also trained as a civil engineer.
S. (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 across a wide range of sectors. He joined BAM in 2019. Previously he was Executive Director at both Laing O’Rourke and Kier Group, both large construction companies in the United Kingdom, where he was responsible for driving strategic improvements. He holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Warwick Business School and a bachelor in psychology & philosophy.
S.J.J. (Sven) Van de Wynkele (1969), CHRO
Mr Van de Wynkele was appointed CHRO, effective 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, Frans den Houter, Rob van Wingerden, Simon Finnie, Roel Vollebregt