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Van Oord was established in the mid-19th century. It grew over time by acquiring leading dredging and marine engineering firms. As a family-owned company, Van Oord focuses on future generations and long-term business relationships. We feel at home in every country and make a visible contribution to the world.

Van Oord nv is a public limited company with its registered office in the Netherlands. MerweOord B.V., the Van Oord family’s holding company, owns 78.5% of its shares. The remaining shares are held by Ulran S.A. (10.75%) and ConsOord B.V. (10.75%).

As of 1 January 2020 the Executive Committee is installed to replace the current Executive Board. The Executive Committee is responsible for managing Van Oord as a whole with a view to short and long-term goals.

Executive Committee

P. van Oord, Chief Executive Officer

J. Poots-Bijl RC, Chief Financial Officer

G. van Oord, Managing Director Dredging​

R.A.M. Schinagl, Managing Director Netherlands

A.F. Kuis, Managing Director Offshore Wind​

M. den Broeder, Managing Director Offshore

Supervisory Board

It is the Supervisory Board’s task to oversee the company’s strategic planning and policy-making and, specifically, to supervise the Executive Board in that context. The Supervisory Board carries out its tasks as agreed in the Van Oord governance model and in accordance with principles of corporate governance.

N.W. Hoek (born 1956), chair
Nationality: Dutch
Background: Member of Board of Management (from 1997) and CEO of Delta Lloyd (2001-2015), Founder of Brandaris Capital
Supervisory memberships: Arcadis (Chair), Anthony Veder Rederijzaken B.V., BE Semiconductor Industries N.V.

J.M.J.A.P. Laurent Josi (born 1964), member
Nationality: Belgian
Background: Chief Executive Officer of Cobepa N.V.
Supervisory memberships: International SOS, JF Hillebrand, Carmeuse and Bank Degroof.

J.H.R. Kretzers (born 1956), member
Nationality: Dutch
Background: Shell (1982-2016), Executive Consultant
Supervisory memberships: Van Leeuwen Buizen Groep B.V. (Chair)

J.M. Valkier (born 1962), member
Nationality: Dutch
Background: CEO of Anthony Veder
Supervisory memberships: Board Member UK P&I Club (London) and UK P&I Club NV (Dutch holding)

J.M.M. van der Ven (born 1953), member
Nationality: Dutch
Background: Executive Director of MerweOord B.V. (2010-2019)
Supervisory memberships: Acta Marine, Rhoon Pendrecht & Cortgene (Chair), Vostermans B.V., Witteveen+Bos (Chair)

P.W. Verheul (born 1961), member
Nationality: Dutch
Background: Van Oord’s former Chief Operations Officer (2011-2019), Executive Director of MerweOord (Van Oord family's holding company)
Supervisory memberships: AutoBinck Group, Acta Marine (voorzitter), MARIN, Advisory Board DOB Ecology, Foundation Board Royal IHC

Resignations schedule Supervisory Board:

 Year of first appointmentEnd of current term
J.M.J.A.P. Laurent Josi20122024
J.M.M. van der Ven20122024
N.W. Hoek20162024
R. Kretzers20182022
J.M. Valkier20202024
P.W. Verheul20202024