Supervisory Board and Executive Board
Biographies of the Supervisory Board members
H.Th.E.M. (Henk) Rottinghuis (1956), Chairman
Mr Rottinghuis is a Dutch businessman, who has held senior executive and non-executive roles for leading European companies across various industry sectors. He served as CEO and chairman of the Executive Board of Pon Holdings from 2001 until his retirement in 2010. He joined Pon in 1993 and became member of the Executive Board in 1999. Before that he fulfilled senior management roles at Royal Nedlloyd Group. After his retirement from Pon, he has held several Supervisory Board and non-executive director positions, among others at Royal Bank of Scotland, Blokker, DRG (food retail), Stork (chairman) and CRH (cement building materials). Mr Rottinghuis completed his studies at the University of Groningen in 1982.
Mr Rottinghuis has the Dutch nationality. Information about Mr Rottinghuis’ shareholding position, see page 82.
Other offices: chairman of the supervisory board of Koole Terminals, member of the supervisory board of Damen Shipyards Group.
Mr Rottinghuis was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2020.
G. (Gosse) Boon (1959), Vice-Chairman
Mr Boon studied both quantitative business economics and commercial law at Erasmus University Rotterdam, graduating in 1983. Subsequently he graduated as a Chartered Accountant (RA) at the same university. Mr Boon started his career at Unilever. From 1983 to 2000, he held various senior positions within this company, lastly as CFO of Unilever Brazil. In 2000, Mr Boon was appointed CEO of DiverseyLever Netherlands. As of 2004 he became CFO and member of the Executive Board of Rijnmond Waste Processing and Van Gansewinkel Group, respectively. In 2010, he moved to Nutreco, being appointed CFO and Executive Board member in 2011. In 2015, following the delisting of Nutreco, he decided to leave this company.
Mr Boon has the Dutch nationality. Information about Mr Boon’s shareholding position, see page 82.
Other offices: chairman of the supervisory board of Albron, member of the supervisory board of KPMG, lay judge (expert member) at 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. He was appointed as vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board in 2019.
B. (Bob) Elfring (1959)
Mr Elfring obtained master’s degrees in Law and Business Economics at the University of Groningen. He started his career at (then) Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank, followed by management positions at Rabobank, Amsterdamse Investeringsbank, MeesPierson and Lehman Brothers. Between 2008 and 2011 he worked for Credit Suisse, where among others he was responsible for Investment Banking in Northern Europe and the Benelux. Between 2011 and 2018 Mr Elfring worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where since 2012 he was responsible for Corporate and Investment Banking in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, based in London. In 2021, he became Vice Chair of EMEA Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan Securities plc.
Mr Elfring has the Dutch nationality.
Other office: chairman of the supervisory board of Vuyk Holding.
Mr Elfring was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2020.
D. (Denise) Koopmans (1962)
Mrs Koopmans earned a master’s degree in Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a (post master’s) degree Real Estate Law from Radboud University Nijmegen. Between 1991 and 1998, Mrs Koopmans was Chief Legal Officer at NBM-Amstelland (acquired by BAM in 2000). Afterwards, she has worked in various commercial and senior international leadership positions at Heerema Group, Altran Technologies and LexisNexis Group. Between 2011 and 2015 Mrs Koopmans was managing director of the Legal & Regulatory division of Wolters Kluwer in the Netherlands and director of the global business line for workflow solutions. Since 2015, Mrs Koopmans has focused on non-executive roles.
Mrs Koopmans has the Dutch nationality. Information about Mrs Koopmans’ shareholding position, see page 82.
Other offices: member of the supervisory board of Swiss Post AG, non-executive director at Sanoma Corporation, lay judge (expert member) at the Companies and Business Court (Enterprise Chamber), which is part of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal.
Mrs Koopmans was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2020.
M.P. (Paul) Sheffield (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. Mr Sheffield spent the first 17 years of his career working on significant infrastructure and construction projects around the world, including seven years as a project director on power stations in the United Kingdom, desalination plants in Saudi Arabia and underground railways in Hong Kong. He then spent seven years running business units within the United Kingdom and in 2005 he joined the Board of Kier Group with responsibility for global construction activities. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2010. In 2014 Mr Sheffield left the Kier Group for Laing O’Rourke, the largest private construction company in the United Kingdom, where he was a member of the Executive Committee until 2017, responsible for their activities in Europe and the Middle East.
Mr Sheffield has the British nationality.
Other offices: non-executive director at Southern Water Services, member of the Council of the British Institution of Civil Engineers.
Mr Sheffield was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2017.
N.M. (Nina) Skorupska (1961)
Dr Skorupska obtained a Bachelor degree and her Doctorate in Chemistry, Engineering and Geology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and subsequently conducted post-graduate research at the same university. She started her professional career with multiple research, world expert technical and management roles through her time both at IEA Coal Research and National Power plc. From 2001, when RWE acquired the successor company to National Power, Dr Skorupska progressed to hold various senior management and executive positions until 2012, most recently as Chief Technology Officer at Essent in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, where she was responsible for Essent’s power plants and clean technology developments (including construction projects). In 2013, Dr Skorupska became Chief Executive of REA, the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology. In 2016 she received the award of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for her work in renewables and diversity in energy.
Dr Skorupska has the British nationality.
Other offices: non-executive director at Transport for London, non-executive director at Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd.
Dr Skorupska was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2021.
31 - Retirement schedule for the Supervisory Board
||Date of initial appointment||Year of reappointment
||End of current term||End of second term|
|H.Th.E.M. Rottinghuis*||RC, NC, HSS||15-04-2020||-||2024||2028|
|D. Koopmans*||RC, NC||24-08-2020||-||2024||2028|
|M.P. Sheffield||AC, HSS||24-08-2017||2021||2025||2025|
|N.M. Skorupska||RC, NC, HSS||14-04-2021||-||2025||2029|
* Right of recommendation of Central Works Council.
Biographies of the Executive Board members
R.J.M. (Ruud) Joosten (1964), CEO
Mr Joosten earned a degree in Business Economics at VU Amsterdam in 1987 and an MBA from the University of Leuven in 1990. Mr Joosten started with AkzoNobel in 1996 as a marketing director, joining from Petrofina (currently PPG) where he began his career in 1988. At AkzoNobel he held management positions in sales and marketing and became managing director of Decorative Paints North and Eastern Europe in 2006. In 2013 he joined AkzoNobel’s Executive Committee and became responsible for the Decorative Paints business. In 2018, he became the Chief Operating Officer of AkzoNobel, responsible for business performance of the coatings and paints businesses.
Mr Joosten has the Dutch nationality. Information about Mr Joosten’s shareholding position, see page 82.
Mr Joosten has been a member of the Executive Board (CEO) of Royal BAM Group since September 2020.
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.
Other office: Member of the Supervisory Board of Terre des Hommes.
Mr Den Houter has the Dutch nationality. Information about Mr Den Houter’s shareholding position, see page 81.
Mr Den Houter has been a member of the Executive Board (CFO) of Royal BAM Group since August 2018.
32 - Retirement schedule for the Executive Board
||Date of birth
||Date of initial appointment||Year of reappointment
||End of current term|
|R.J.M. Joosten, Chairman||21-11-1964||24-08-2020||-||2024|
|L.F. den Houter||20-05-1974||01-08-2018||-||2022|
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