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Composition 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Technical and shared 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.
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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.