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, he served as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Arcadis. Mr Noy is a Dutch national and did not own any shares in the Company’s capital per 31 December 2019.

Other offices: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fugro, Chairman of the Board of Stichting Administratiekantoor TKH Group.  
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. 

G. (Gosse) Boon (1959), Vice-Chairman
Mr Boon studied both quantitative business economics and Dutch law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He also completed his RA (Chartered Accountant) studies at this 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 CEO of DiverseyLever Netherlands, a position he fulfilled until 2004.

Subsequently, Mr Boon held the position of CFO and Member of the Executive Board of Rijnmond Waste Processing and Van Gansewinkel Group respectively. In 2010, he transferred to Nutreco, where he was appointed CFO and Member of the Executive Board in 2011. In 2015, following the delisting of Nutreco, he decided to leave the company. He is a Dutch national and did not own any shares in the Company’s capital per 31 December 2019.

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.

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 in consultancy, Mrs Mahieu joined Royal Philips Electronics as Senior Vice-President of 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 did not own any shares in the Company’s capital per 31 December 2019.

Other offices: Member of the Supervisory Board of VodafoneZiggo.

Mrs Mahieu was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2011 and reappointed in 2015 and 2019. 

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. During the first years of his career, Mr Sheffield worked as an engineer on various projects in New Guinea, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

After that he was responsible for the management of projects in the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong. In 1998 he became Director of Operations and in 1999 was appointed Managing Director of Kier Group’s 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 Executive Committee until 2017, responsible for their activities in Europe and the Middle East. Mr Sheffield is a British national and did not own any shares in the Company’s capital per 31 December 2019.

Other offices: Non-executive Director at Southern Water Services Ltd, Industry Advisor to the Board of Manchester Airport Group and President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Mr Sheffield was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2017.

H. (Helle) Valentin (1967)
Mrs Valentin started her career with IBM in 1992 after obtaining a master’s degree in engineering at the Technical University of Denmark and has held many international executive positions within IBM. She holds the position of General Manager of Global Business Services, Nordic, at IBM. Since 2018, Mrs Valentin served as Managing Director within IBM and in that capacity held overall responsibility for one of IBM’s global accounts.

Prior to this, Mrs Valentin served as Global COO of IBM’s Watson Internet of Things, with responsibility 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. Mrs Valentin is a Danish national and did not own any shares in the Company’s capital per 31 December 2019.

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.


36 - 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*

RC, NC

25-04-2012

2016

2020

2020

G. Boon

AC

19-04-2017

-

2021

2025

C.M.C. Mahieu*

RC, NC

20-04-2011

2015

2021

2019

M.P. Sheffield

AC

24-08-2017

-

2021

2025

H. Valentin

RC, NC

19-04-2017

 

2021

2025

* 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 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: see Remuneration report.

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).

Supervisory Board of Royal BAM Group nv has announced - with a press release of 17 February 2020 - that by mutual agreement it has been decided that Rob van Wingerden will not be nominated for a next term as CEO and member of the Executive Board.

L.F. (Frans) den Houter (1974), CFO 
Mr Den Houter was trained as a hydrographic surveyor at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He 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 held consecutive positions as Controller at Shell Global Real Estate, Project Manager at Shell Energy Europe and Financial Manager of Joint Ventures at Shell Upstream International. He joined Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) in 2010 as its Finance and Control Manager and then held the position of Senior Vice-President of Finance before being appointed as CFO in 2012. Mr Den Houter has been a member of the Executive Board of Royal BAM Group since August 2018. He is a Dutch national. Information about Mr Den Houter’s shareholding position: see Remuneration report.


37 - 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

L.F. den Houter

20-05-1974

01-08-2018

 

2022


 

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Company