People make the difference
Niels has been working for Heddes since 1990 and has held the position of Managing Director since the company became part of Ballast Nedam in 2011. Since 2019 he is also Managing Director of Ballast Nedam West, and on behalf of Ballast Nedam he fulfils a management position within Ursem Modulaire Bouwsystemen, that works closely with Heddes Bouw & Ontwikkeling.
Niels started as a calculator after an architectural study, after which he continued to work in the company and later on became production director and commercial director. In addition to his work, he also followed various training courses in business administration and finance.
“To construct with passion" sums up his work method and conviction, and above all the right focus and cooperation in the broadest sense of the word, are very important. Cooperation, transparency and communication in terms of 'do what you say and say what you do' are essential. With his down-to-earth West Frisian roots, Niels is very committed and passionate about constructing. He loves his work meanwhile being a true family man.
Halbe is Managing Director at Ballast Nedam Building Projects since March 1, 2021.
In this position, he is responsible for the realisation of construction projects to the satisfaction of clients and other stakeholders. This with the aim to continuously grow, while achieving safety, quality and sustainability goals.
Halbe was born in 1969 in the Netherlands. In 1992 Halbe obtained a postgraduate BSc Industrial Management, after graduating in 1991 as an engineer (BSc) from the Noordelijke Hogeschool in Leeuwarden. He started his construction career in 1993. He progressed from various project and operational management positions to general management positions in various disciplines (roads, buildings, ports, jetties, industrial and energy facilities) around the world.
Teamwork, in multicultural and multidisciplinary environments, with a specialisation in handling complex construction projects, are familiar to Halbe.
With his multicultural experience, Ronald has fulfilled the role of Managing Director of Ballast Nedam Infra Projects since January 2020.
In this position, he is responsible for large & medium Infra, Marine, Offshore and Tunnel projects. Both new build and renovation. In cooperation with partners, he has a strong focus on delivering added value for the client.
Ronald grew up in an international contractor environment and deliberately chose the direction Civil Engineering at the Technical University in Delft to have the possibility of a further international career. From his design and engineering background, he progressed to project management of large complex projects for international industrial clients in oil and gas.
In 2008, Ronald left for the Middle East to focus on marine projects such as quay walls, jetties and breakwaters. He has a clear interest in running the manageable execution of projects, taking innovative and safe execution methods into account as well as thorough and pragmatic risk analyses. Within Ballast Nedam, he applies this experience and knowledge to the realisation of complex infrastructure projects.
Roy has been working for Ballast Nedam since 2019 and holds the position of Managing Director of Ballast Nedam International Projects.
In this position, he is responsible for all Ballast Nedam projects outside the home markets of the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. Roy has more than 20 years of experience on 6 continents. He has spent several years abroad, including in South Africa, Turkey and England.
Bringing together international expertise, bridging complex technical, financial and commercial issues, while bringing different cultures together on a project, is the absolute ultimate of his work. This gives Roy energy and contributes to the motivation to every day, do even better than the day before.
Kerem is President of Ballast Nedam Development since 2016. As an experienced international real estate professional, he has been responsible for the big changes and growth the company has experienced. This is still the foundation and the DNA that typifies the organisation and its urban developments throughout the Netherlands.
Kerem has held a number of senior management positions within Rönesans Holding Real Estate Development companies in the last 20 years. His primary focus is on setting up company strategies and the coordination of change efforts, ensuring increased efficiency and quality of business activities. Kerem holds a BSc degree in Civil Engineering from the Bogazici University in Istanbul.
Onno has been working at Ballast Nedam Development since 2017. As CEO he pushes boundaries to make the world a better place for both humans and nature. The moral compass is leading in everything the team seeks to accomplish. Urban Development goes far beyond real estate development, we are developing the environment of the future. It is all about holistically designing environments in which people ultimately can live longer, happier and healthier lives. This is why Ballast Nedam Development is adding value for present and future generations.
Onno is part of the next generation of futureproof and green leaders. He has won the ABN-AMRO 'Sustainable Top 50' in 2019. In earlier years he has won 'de Groene Pen' (2018), 'Goudhaantje' (2017), the 'Cruquiuspenning', the 'Green Leader Award' and the 'Yardi Young Talent Award'. At Delft University of Technology he was awarded with the Msc in Civil Engineering in 2004.
Jan Arends is interim managing director of Ballast Nedam Zuid since 2022.
In this position, he is responsible for the day-to-day management of Ballast Nedam Zuid. From the head office in Eindhoven, Jan leads a team of professionals that develops, transforms, constructs and maintains buildings in the provinces of Brabant, Zeeland and the Nijmegen region.
Jan has lived in Rosmalen, North Brabant, for more than 25 years. He has experience with international and national projects and has gained extensive management experience in various positions at, e.g., Philips, Stork TBI and SPIE. With an energy technical background, Jan has been a 'builder' for over 40 years.
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Bart has been working for Ballast Nedam since 2005 and has been Managing Director of Ballast Nedam Concessions since 2018.
Over the past 10 years, Ballast Nedam Concessions has invested as a shareholder in nine projects with a combined value of more than €2 billion. Bart's drive is to unite the technical, financial and legal disciplines within Ballast Nedam Concessions. The aim of bringing these disciplines together is to structure a project in such a way that it can be financed with both debt and equity capital. Ultimately, this yields attractive business cases for Ballast Nedam, with which we can make a difference.
Since May 2018, Raymond has been Managing Director of Laudy Bouw & Ontwikkeling and, as of December 2020, also Managing Director of Laudy Vastgoedontwikkeling.
In his position as Managing Director of Laudy Bouw & Ontwikkeling, Raymond focuses on the strategic course, the development of the company in the Limburg market and maintaining close contacts with clients. Together with the team, he continues to work on the growth of this beautiful Limburg construction company. In addition to his, he focuses on real estate developments with the new company Laudy Vastgoedontwikkeling.
Raymond was born in 1976 in Geleen (NL) and after studying Architecture at Hogeschool Zuyd and Performance Engineering & Management at TU Eindhoven, he has held various positions. In addition to being Managing Director, he is also a board member of Bouwmensen Limburg and a board member of the Limburg Real Estate Society.
Walter has been working for Ballast Nedam since 2008 and has been Managing Director of Ballast Nedam Asset Management since 2016.
Through various roles, Walter is involved in integrated contracts. At the beginning of his career within Ballast Nedam, he started as a project director who was involved in the tender phase from Ballast Nedam Concessions. Later, he joined the Board of Management as project manager for various integrated projects.
Walter was born in 1967 and always studied alongside his job. This involved studies in the field of architecture, property management, technical business administration and project finance. He describes himself as a practical man. Before his time at Ballast Nedam, he worked in the rail industry, where he participated in the formula development of both small and large railway stations and the introduction of the public transport chip card. Multidisciplinary projects have become his speciality.
Thom is Managing Director of Ballast Nedam Park & Connect and his team is engaged in the design and construction of high-quality links in mobility. Such as parking garages, bridges and viaducts.
Everything is based on the principle of the learning organisation and supporting leadership: the inverted management pyramid. Thom always keeps his dream in mind; a fully circular living environment. In which people move easily, happily and safely and connect with each other.
Joep is Managing Director of Ballast Nedam Road Specialties since 2018.
In this role, he is responsible for the realisation of (specialist) projects in the field of road infrastructure and a number of companies in which Ballast Nedam participates. Due to his broad expertise, he is closely involved in the entire production process and ensures that all specialisms come together to create a whole. Joep is a real entrepreneur and takes on every challenge with the required expertise and passion.
Wim has been working for Haitsma Beton since 1989 and has held various positions in the company since then. Since 2013 he has held the position of Managing Director at Haitsma Beton and in 2019 also became responsible for Hoco Beton.
His experience in various disciplines is very useful in running both companies.
Twan has been working for Ballast Nedam since 2019 and has been holding the position of Managing Director of Ballast Nedam Foundation and Excavation Solutions (FES) since 1 January, 2021.
In this position he is responsible for three production companies: Ballast Nedam Specialistisch Grondverzet, Ballast Nedam Funderingstechnieken en Van Leeuwen verankeringen en funderingssystemen. In the past he has gained experience in concrete and hydraulic construction projects and large-scale earthmoving. Now at FES, Twan and his team are building solid foundations for every construction project. By being the first in the construction process to deliver the right quality, we can build on the products of FES. They make the start of a project successful with passionate people.
Twan has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Construction Management and Engineering.
Jeffrey has been working at Ballast Nedam since 1994 and has been the Managing Director of Ballast Nedam Materieel B.V. since 2013. In this role, he has the ultimate responsibility for the delivery of equipment and services to a large variety of construction projects.
Jeffrey has held various positions within Ballast Nedam Materieel. In his role as Managing Director, he focuses on delivering a total concept in equipment to the mostly internal clients, both national and international. Sustainability and safety are important themes in this respect.
Jeffrey is a team player, a people person and believes in open communication.
Philipp has been working for Heitkamp Construction Swiss as CEO since 1 June 2021.
In this position, he is responsible for operational management in the areas of budgeting, finance, staff and projects. Phillipp is familiar with tunnel construction and is currently focusing on the restructuring, modernisation and expansion of Heitkamp Construction Swiss.
Philipp was born in 1976 and lives in Switzerland. He graduated in Civil Engineering from Ruhr-University in Bochum. At the beginning of his career, he held various positions in engineering firms. Since 2007, he has been working for large construction companies, mainly in underground construction (in conventional and mechanised tunnelling) as well as micro-tunnelling. His work experience comes from several countries such as Germany, Laos, Sweden and Bahrain.
Philipp is highly motivated, enthusiastic, loyal and team-oriented. Philipp is also honest, sincere and forward-thinking. According to Phillipp, the basis for profitable growth is maintaining good contacts, so he maintains strong relations with Switzerland, Germany and Scandinavia.