NIEUWEGEIN, the Netherlands, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
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The Supervisory Board proposes to appoint Mr Erik van der Noordaa (53) as Chairman of the Board of Management of Ballast Nedam. In this position he succeeds Mr Theo Bruijninckx (52). The proposed appointment will be submitted for approval to the forthcoming Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders which is scheduled for 27 June 2014. Mr van der Noordaa will join Ballast Nedam as of the 1st of June 2014.
The Central Works Council has made a positive recommendation with regard to the proposed appointment.
Mr van der Noordaa's was Chairman of the Executive Board of the Germanischer Lloyd Group (GL Group) from 2010 until 2013. GL Group was a leading global certification body and technical advisory company, active in the maritime, oil & gas and sustainable energy industries, with its head office in Hamburg, Germany and 200 offices in 70 countries, and over 6200 employees. The GL Group merged with the Norwegian company DNV in September 2013 and has since operated under the name DNV GL Group.
Mr van der Noordaa graduated in naval architecture. After graduating his career started in 1986 at Damen Shipyards Group, a global shipbuilding group with its head office in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. He held various positions at Damen in engineering, operations, marketing and sales, as well as several management positions. In 2004 Mr van der Noordaa joined the Executive Board of Damen Shipyards Group, and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2006. He held this position until his departure in 2010.
The Supervisory Board is of the opinion, that the broad experience of Mr van der Noordaa makes him an excellent candidate to implement the strategy that Ballast Nedam has embarked upon.
In accordance with the Corporate Governance Code, Mr van der Noordaa will be appointed for a four-year term. After approval from the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, Mr Erik van der Noordaa and Mr Peter van Zwieten, Chief Financial Officer, will form the Board of Management of Ballast Nedam.
Ballast Nedam engages in integrated projects in The Netherlands in four areas of work: housing, mobility, energy and nature. Within this area we focus on the niche markets: industrial construction, offshore wind turbines, secondary raw materials and alternative fuels. In a number of areas of expertise, we also operate internationally. The Ballast Nedam share is included in the Amsterdam Small Cap Index (AScX) of NYSE Euronext.
Ballast Nedam's approach is based on life cycle thinking and acting: we develop, construct, manage and recycle. We are involved in long-term management, maintenance and operation of projects and organize financial feasibility. Our supply and specialized companies deliver competitive edge through innovation, cost leadership and purchasing strength. Ballast Nedam's range of services is shifting towards modular products and specific product-market combinations with greater added value.
Ballast Nedam creates enduring quality combined with lower life cycle costs for its customers and society. http://www.ballast-nedam.com
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