3 Mar 2016
Royal HaskoningDHV appointed new Corporate Directors by 1 March 2016. Cindy Meervis has been appointed as Human Resource Management and Niels Schallenberg as Corporate Strategy.

Cindy Meervis (40), joining from AkzoNobel, will further develop the global HR strategy in support of building a performance and client driven culture. She succeeds Kees Lekkerkerker who will retire on 1 April 2016. Royal HaskoningDHV is thankful for his contributions in building the HR team.

In her previous role as HR Director Vehicle Refinishes at AkzoNobel, Cindy led a global HR team that supported a business-wide reorganisation aimed at enhancing client focus and reducing cost. Previously she worked as Principal Consultant for PA Consulting Group where she gained experience in business and HR transformations projects.  Cindy holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. Cindy will report to Jaska de Bakker, Executive Board Member.

Niels Schallenberg (37) will fulfil the new position of Corporate Director Strategy. He will advise the Executive Board on the further implementation of the company´s current strategy ´Vision 2018´ and the development of a long-term global vision. 

Niels joins Royal HaskoningDHV from Grontmij where he was Group Strategy Director and responsible for strategic company-wide initiatives. Before joining Grontmij he worked as Director Strategy & Operations at Deloitte Consulting. He has a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. Niels will also report to Jaska de Bakker.