From the left: Rob van Wingerden, Thessa Menssen and Erik Bax.
Biographies of the Executive Board
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 a 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 Wingerden’s shareholding position is on pages 110 and 111.
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 Board of De Bouwcampus; member of the Taskforce Bouw; member of the Advisory Board of DIMI (Delft Infrastructures & Mobility Initiative).
T. (Thessa) Menssen (1967), CFO
Mrs Menssen graduated from the University of Technology Eindhoven in 1990 with a degree in mechanical engineering. She then received a master’s degree in business administration from the Technical University of Twente. In 1992 Mrs Menssen joined Unilever, where she held various management positions. In 2006 Mrs Menssen was appointed to the Executive Board of Havenbedrijf Rotterdam (Rotterdam Port Authority), first as CFO and from 2010 as COO. Mrs Menssen has been a member of the Executive Board of Royal BAM since October 2012 and CFO since January 2013. She is a Dutch national. Information about Mrs Menssen’s shareholding position is on pages 110 and 111.
Other offices: member of the Supervisory Board of PostNL; member of the Supervisory Board of FMO; member of the Supervisory Board of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; member of the Monitoring Committee of the Talent naar de Top programme; member of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation Topvrouw van het Jaar (a platform for the promotion of gender diversity at board level in the Netherlands).
E.J. (Erik) Bax (1957), COO
Mr Bax studied engineering, building and construction at the Tilburg Institute for Technology and obtained an MBA at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Georgia State University in Atlanta, USA. He joined CRH, the international leader for production and distribution of building materials, in 1984 and held various management positions at CRH’s different operating companies and divisions. He then fulfilled a number of positions in CRH’s senior management. As of 2010 he was Managing Director CRH Europe and member of the Executive Committee of CRH plc in Dublin. Mr Bax has been a member of the Executive Board of Royal BAM Group since May 2014 and COO since October 2014. He is a Dutch national. Information about Mr Bax’ shareholding position is on pages 110 and 111.