Board and supervision

Inspiring leaders in the right place

Leadership is about setting the example

Having dedicated, inspiring people in the right place in the organisation is one of our most important beliefs. This is how our organisation is structured, within all layers of the company. Ballast Nedam's management board consists of a Board of Management and a Supervisory Board. The Board of Management is responsible for day-to-day management and strategy and is supervised by the Supervisory Board. Our corporate governance is laid down in our articles of association, the regulations of the Board of Management and the code of conduct. Since May 10, 2017, Renaissance Construction B.V. (a subsidiary of Rönesans Holding), is the sole shareholder of Ballast Nedam N.V.

Composition of the Board of Management

Cenk Düzyol

Chairman of the Board of Management

Mr Cenk Düzyol has been Chairman of the Board of Management of Ballast Nedam since 1 June 2016. He is a Director A of Ballast Nedam N.V.

In this position, his focus is on Ballast Nedam’s strategy, large construction projects, client relations and cooperation with Rönesans Holding and the other companies within the group.

Mr Düzyol was born in 1971 and has the Turkish nationality. He joined Rönesans in 1999. He was CEO of Renaissance Construction Russia (2005-2015) and a board member of Rönesans Holding A.Ş (2016-2018) and has been a board member of Renaissance Construction Russia since 2015. Since 2020, Mr Düzyol is Chairman of Renaissance Construction Russia. In 1994, Mr Düzyol completed his degree in civil engineering at the Technical University of Istanbul.

Cenk Duzyol

Atilla Kemal Sağlam

CEO Ballast Nedam

Mr Sağlam was born in 1978. He is a Turkish national and resident of the Netherlands. Mr Sağlam was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ballast Nedam’s Construction division as of 1 September 2019 and Chief Executive Officer of Ballast Nedam as of 7 August 2020. Mr Sağlam is a Director A of Ballast Nedam N.V.

He is responsible for the operations of all the business units within Ballast Nedam Construction, the organisation of departments as well as the establishment of new markets in line with Ballast Nedam’s strategy.

Mr Sağlam joined Rönesans Holding in 2008 and worked in various positions within Renaissance Construction Russia until 2013. After that, he held positions within Rönesans Energy as well as Rönesans Holding corporate departments in Turkey. Before his position at Ballast Nedam, he was CEO and board member of Rönesans Healthcare Facilities Management Company and a board member of Heitkamp Ingenieur und Kraftwerksbau GmbH. He is an electrical-electronics engineer, graduated from the Middle East Technical University in 1999, and completed his MBA in 2001.

Kemal Seglam Ballast Nedam

Sander Lefevre

Member of the Board of Management Ballast Nedam

As a member of the Board of Management of Ballast Nedam, Mr Sander Lefevre primarily focuses on infrastructure activities. He is a Director A of Ballast Nedam N.V.

Mr Lefevre was born in 1973 and is a Dutch national. He has held several management positions within Ballast Nedam since 2006, including Director of Ballast Nedam Infra. After completing his education at the Delft University of Technology, Mr Lefevre began his career in 1998 as project manager at Royal Haskoning DHV.

Sander Lefevre Ballast Nedam

Olav Padberg

Member of the Board of Management Ballast Nedam

Within the Board of Management, Mr Olav Padberg is responsible for Ballast Nedam Building Projects, which constructs large-scale and complex buildings. He is also responsible for the prefab concrete factories as well as the insurance, compliance, human resources and legal departments for Ballast Nedam as a whole. 

Mr Padberg is a Director A of Ballast Nedam N.V. He started his career at Ballast Nedam in 2007. In 2011, he was appointed Legal Director of Ballast Nedam and Compliance Officer of the Ballast Nedam Pension Fund. Mr Padberg received his master's degree in law from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Olav Padberg Ballast Nedam

Özgür Canbaş

Member of the Board of Management Ballast Nedam

As a member of the Board of Management, Mr Özgür Canbaş is jointly responsible for Ballast Nedam’s strategy. Within the Board of Management, he is responsible for Ballast Nedam Development and Ballast Nedam Concessions. Mr Canbaş is a Director B of Ballast Nedam N.V.

Mr Canbaş was born in 1973 and is a Turkish national. He worked as Corporate and Investment Banker at Deutsche Bank in Istanbul, London and Singapore from 1998 to 2009. After that, he made the transition to Rönesans Holding where he held various executive positions. In addition to his position at Ballast Nedam, he serves as a Board member at Rönesans Holding A.Ş. and several other companies within the Rönesans Holding group. Mr Canbaş studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Istanbul.

Hayrettin Koçak

Member of the Board of Management and CFO Ballast Nedam

Mr Hayrettin Koçak was born in 1981. He is a Turkish national and resident of the Netherlands. Mr Koçak was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on 2 January 2017. Mr Koçak is a Director B of Ballast Nedam N.V.

He focuses on finance matters insofar as they relate to Ballast Nedam as a whole, with the financial control, financial services and internal audit departments reporting to him.

Moreover, Mr Koçak has been CFO of the Construction division since 2016. Before joining Ballast Nedam, he was the CFO of Renaissance Construction Russia. He received his degree in economics from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara in 2004.

Hayrettin Kozak Ballast Nedam

Message from our chairman

Mutual trust is the foundation of our relationship with stakeholders. Only based on trust we can be a partner for our clients and help them realise their goals. 

Cenk Düzyol Chairman Board of Management Ballast Nedam

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Technical and shared services

The basis of a seamless and flexible organisation lies in internal processes. This way, we safeguard the efficiency and effectiveness of our organisation, with the aim to add value to our clients and partners.

Martijn Smitt

Executive Director Ballast Nedam Shared and Technical services

Mr Martijn Smitt is Executive Director within Ballast Nedam's management team. In this position he is responsible for a wide range of our Technical and Shared Services. These include Safety, Sustainability, CSR, Marketing & Communication, Quality, ICT, Digital Transformation & Innovation, Research and Environmental consultancy. He is also responsible for Ballast Nedam Materieel (Equipment).

Driven by his passion, Mr Smitt has been involved in numerous multidisciplinary international construction projects for over two decades. He is one of the few experts in the world who has the knowledge of how to combine the complex immersion technology with the dynamics involved in the immersion process. With his expertise, he contributes to the growth and development of Ballast Nedam's tunnel activities.

Mr Smitt started his career at Ballast Nedam in 2018. After graduating from Delft University of Technology, he started his construction career in 1993, working on a large number of Dutch and international infrastructure projects.

Corporate Governance

Ballast Nedam's Corporate Governance documents include the articles of association, the regulations of the Board of Management and the code of conduct with sub-codes. The retirement schedule can also be found here. If you have any questions, please contact our legal department.

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Composition of the Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board supervises the policy and current affairs of the Board of Management and has an advisory role. The Supervisory Board has an eye for the interests of Ballast Nedam N.V. and the related company.

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Rönesans Holding

Rönesans Holding became the shareholder of Ballast Nedam in 2015. The company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Rönesans Holding is currently active as a main contractor and investor in 28 countries around the world. The holding company is active in the fields of construction, infra, real estate development, energy, industrial facilities and healthcare. 

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