A corporate governance structure is in place to safeguard our principles to operate as an independent private limited company and to create a sustainable platform to deliver value to our people, our clients and society at large.

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board's task is to supervise the policy of the Executive Board and the general course of events of the company and its affiliated business. On 4 April 2023, Louisa van den Broek was appointed member of the Supervisory Board of Royal HaskoningDHV succeeding Angelique Paulussen, who stepped down having reached the statutory maximum term. 
The Supervisory Board per year-end 2023:

P.M.M. (Peter) Blauwhoff

L.I. (Louisa) van den Broek

F.C.M. (Francine) Roelofsen-van Dierendonck

D.A. (Daan) Sperling

R. (Rob) Zandbergen

More information about the Supervisory Board profile, appointment and resignation scheme, and regulations can be found in the Appendix.

Executive Board

Royal HaskoningDHV is led by the Executive Board. On 4 April 2023, Marije Hulshof was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Erik Oostwegel changed from CEO to Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). 
The Executive Board per year-end 2023:

Marije Hulshof

Jasper de Wit

Erik Oostwegel

More information about our Executive Board, the portfolio and regulations can be found in the Appendix.

Executive Council

The Executive Council consists of the Executive Board and the Global Directors. It convened monthly in 2023 to discuss policy, strategic, operational, and commercial matters. Examples of such topics are employee engagement, corporate strategy (Stronger25), digital transformation, leadership development, business line performance, key account management and pricing.

Business Lines

In 2023, Royal HaskoningDHV was organised globally across five business lines.

  • Industry & Buildings (I&B)

  • Mobility & Infrastructure (M&I)

  • Water & Maritime (W&M)

  • Digital

  • Southern Africa

The business lines I&B, M&I, W&M and Digital are each managed by a Global Director who reports directly to the Executive Board. The Business Line Southern Africa was managed by a Regional Director who over the course of 2023 left the Executive Council to provide the required focus on leading the South African business in its transition to becoming a local company, majority owned by management and employees. The Business Line Southern Africa was formally divested early 2024. 
The Global Directors per year-end 2023:

Sabine Bink
Industry & Buildings

David de Graaf

Jon Robinson
Water & Maritime

Anton van der Sanden
Mobility & Infrastructure

More information about our Global Directors can be found on our website.

Extended Executive Council

The Extended Executive Council consists of the Executive Council and the Corporate Directors. In 2023, the members of the Extended Executive Council convened monthly in the Stronger25 Portfolio Board, which has the objective of decision making and priority setting regarding the portfolio of corporate projects and initiatives. Examples of topics discussed are the Integrated Management System, compensation and benefits, generative AI, information management governance and CSRD reporting.

Corporate Groups and Directors

Our business is supported by Corporate Groups.

  • Brand, Marketing and Communications

  • Finance

  • Human Resource Management

  • Legal Affairs

  • Strategy

  • Operational Excellence & Risk Management

  • Workplace Solutions

The Corporate Directors per year-end 2023:

Björn Erkens
Operational Excellence & Risk Management

Lisette Heuer
Business Transformation

Bas van Heumen

Brian Jagt

Mark Kokke
Audit, Risk & Compliance

Imke Luiken
Legal Affairs

Claire de Nerée
Brand, Marketing & Communications

Eric Overvoorde
Workplace Solutions

Marie-Cecile Rossen
Human Resource Management

More information about our Corporate Directors can be found on our website.