Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the Executive Board members, as well as of:

  • J.G. (Joost) Nelis, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the business line Construction and Property;
  • J.D. (Jonathan) Wilkinson, Chief Operating Officer for the business line Civil engineering;
  • S. (Simon) Finnie, Chief Business Excellence Officer (CBEO);
  • S. (Sven) Van de Wynkele, Chief HR Officer (CHRO).

J. Nelis (1967)

Joost Nelis was appointed COO for the business line Construction and Property, effective 1 April 2019. He has held the position of director of BAM Bouw en Vastgoed Nederland bv, BAM’s Dutch operating company for non-residential construction, M&E services, residential construction and property development. 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 civil engineer from Delft University of Technology.

John Wilkinson (1968)

John Wilkinson was appointed Chief Operating Officer for the business line Civil engineering, effective 5 October 2020. He was formerly President of Infrastructure and member of the Executive Committee of SNC-Lavalin, an international, fully integrated professional services and project management company, based in Montreal, Canada. He previously held senior positions with leading British civil engineering companies Laing O’Rourke, Kier Group and May Gurney, respectively as managing director UK Infrastructure, executive director Services and managing director.

Simon Finnie (1974)

Chief Business Excellence Officer Simon Finnie has over 20 years’ experience of designing and delivering sustainable operational transformation and cost efficiency across a wide range of sectors. He has recently been an Executive Director at both Laing O'Rourke and Kier Group, both large construction companies in the UK, where he was responsible for driving strategic improvements. As Chief Business Excellence Officer, Simon Finnie will be responsible for further improvement of BAM’s tender procedures, the realisation of procurement synergies, the acceleration of digital construction and the improvement of the management of, especially, larger projects. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Warwick Business School.

S.J.J. Van de Wynkele (1969)

Sven Van de Wynkele is Chief HR Officer at Royal BAM Group, 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. Most recently Mr Van de Wynkele was Group HR Vice-President & Transformation Program co-leader at the international design and engineering company Khatib & Alami, based in Beirut, Lebanon. Sven Van de Wynkele holds a master degree in Military and Naval Sciences from the Royal Military Academy in Brussels.