Composition Supervisory Board
Bunnik, the Netherlands, 10 June 2020 – The Supervisory Board of Royal BAM Group nv intends to nominate Mr Bob Elfring and Mrs Denise Koopmans for appointment to the Supervisory Board at an Extraordinary General Meeting (date to be determined) for a period which will end with the Annual General Meeting in 2024. The nomination of Mr Elfring relates to the vacancy that will arise from the already announced retirement of Mr Noy. Mr Noy will hand over the chair of the Supervisory Board to Mr Rottinghuis after the Extraordinary General Meeting. The nomination of Mrs Koopmans is in anticipation of the retirement of Mrs Mahieu in relation to the expiration of her third term of appointment.
Mr Elfring (1959, Dutch nationality) has a background in finance, especially in investment banking. 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 Bob 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. Currently, he is advisor at CVC Capital Partners. He obtained a master’s degree in Law and Business Economics at the University of Groningen.
Mrs Koopmans (1962, Dutch nationality) has a legal background and extensive experience in digital transformation and organisational change processes. She has deep knowledge of the construction industry. 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. Currently, she is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Swiss Post AG and VGZ, and a non-executive director at Sanoma Corporation. She is also Supervisory Board member of the Dutch construction company Janssen De Jong Groep, where she will step down according to schedule, mid-2020. Denise Koopmans earned a master’s degree in Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam and (post master’s degree) real estate law from Radboud University Nijmegen.
Regarding the appointment of Mrs Koopmans, the enhanced right of recommendation according to Dutch law is applicable. Using this right, BAM’s Central Works Council has indicated to recommend Mrs Koopmans for appointment to the Supervisory Board. The Central Works Council also supports the nomination of Mr Elfring.