6 Jul 2017

Amersfoort, the Netherlands, 6 July 2017 – Niels Schallenberg (38), Corporate Director Strategy & Operational Excellence, will join the Executive Council of Royal HaskoningDHV with immediate effect.

“His membership of the Executive Council will further strengthen our focus on the consistent and successful execution of our strategy, aimed at achieving long-term growth through market leadership in specific areas and through digital and innovation. The appointment of Niels follows the appointment of Cindy Meervis, Group HR Director, as member of the Executive Council last year. Our executive leadership is well positioned to set and lead the strategic direction for the company,” says CEO Erik Oostwegel.

Niels Schallenberg joined Royal HaskoningDHV early 2016 and has been Corporate Director Strategy & Operational Excellence since. He joined Royal HaskoningDHV from Grontmij where he was Group Strategy Director and responsible for amongst others, the acquisition by Sweco. Before joining Grontmij he worked as Director Strategy & Operations at Deloitte Consulting. He holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Niels Schallenberg: “I am excited about working even closer with the Executive Council. The world in which we operate is changing rapidly. Today’s challenges require approaches that are different and innovative. That’s why we explore and create solutions together with our clients and partners. Our combined expertise, passion and perspectives enhance the user experience, efficiency and sustainability of the solutions we bring. The benefits are for our clients, for their customers and ultimately, for society as a whole. I’m proud to be part of the leadership of this company.”

The Executive Council is made up of the Executive Board, the Business Line Directors, the Corporate HR Director and Corporate Director Strategy & Operational Excellence.