Corporate Governance

At Sif Group we acknowledge the importance of ensuring integrity and maintaining and enhancing an open and transparent communication with all stakeholders and other parties interested in our company. Here you can find our Corporate Governance related materials as well as information about our Management Board and Supervisory Board.

Management structure

Sif Group has a two-tier board structure consisting of a Management Board (Raad van Bestuur) and a Supervisory Board (Raad van Commissarissen). The Management Board is responsible for the day-to-day management which includes, among other things, formulating strategies and policies, and setting and achieving Sif’s objectives. The Supervisory Board supervises the management of the Management Board and the general course of affairs of the Company and the business connected with it. The Supervisory Board also provides advice to the Management Board. 

Management Board

Jan Bruggenthijs Boudewijn Nijdam
Jan Bruggenthijs, CEO Boudewijn Nijdam, CFO

The Management Board is charged with the management of Sif Group, subject to the restrictions contained in the Articles of Association. In performing its duties, members of the Management Board shall be guided by the interests of Sif Group and of the business connected with it. The Management Board shall provide the Supervisory Board with the information necessary for the performance of its tasks in a timely fashion and submit certain important decisions to the Supervisory Board for its approval.

Supervisory Board

Sif Group has a highly experienced Supervisory Board consisting of five seasoned industry leaders. The Supervisory Board is charged with the supervision of the policy of the Management Board and the general course of affairs of Sif Group and of the business connected with it. The Supervisory Board shall provide the Management Board with advice. In performing their duties, Supervisory Directors shall be guided by the interests of Sif Group and of the business connected with it.

André Goedée

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Mr. André Goedée (1951) has been a member of the supervisory board of the Selling Shareholder since December 2015.  Between 2003 and 2013, Andre Goedee was the CEO of Dockwise. Following the acquisition of Dockwise by Boskalis, Andre Goedee acted as member of the executive board of Boskalis and advisor to the board. Before joining Dockwise, Andre Goedee worked as CEO European staffing at Vedior Professional Services  (1999 -2003), as EVP at Heerema Offshore Services (1989 – 1999) and Neddrill Drilling Contractors (1977 - 1989). Andre Goedee obtained a final degree Master Mariner (maritime technical engineering) in 1978 at the  Mercantile Marine College in Scheveningen/Rotterdam and has participated in various management  and marketing programs at various academic institutes. 

Maarten Schönfeld

Vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board

Mr. Maarten Schönfeld (1949) presently holds the position of member of the supervisory board of Fugro and Arcadis. From 2001 until 2008, Maarten Schoönfeld has held the position of CFO and vice-chairman of the management board of Stork and has been member of the Financial Reporting & Accountancy Committee of the Dutch Authorities Financial Markets (AFM) between 2006 through 2012. Maarten Schönfeld also serves a member of the supervisory committees at The Royal Art Academy and Conservatorium (The Hague) and Foundation Continuïteit ICT. Maarten Schönfeld holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Groningen and obtained an MBA at INSEAD Fontainebleau.

Caroline van den Bosch

Mrs. Caroline van den Bosch (1965) is managing partner and shareholder of Emeritor since June 1998, a leading procurement services provider in the Netherlands. Emeritor also includes software development (INCONTO & Global Brainforce) businesses. Besides her work for Emeritor, Caroline van den Bosch owns 50% of the shares of Meal Company, that manufactures unmanned catering machines. In addition, Caroline van den Bosch has been a moderator for Alex van Groningen since June 2011 and has been a member of the supervisory committee of the Amstelveen Sportbedrijf until July 2013. Caroline van den Bosch holds a marketing degree from the school for business administration and economics (HEAO) in Utrecht and a NIMA-C Marketing degree (MBA level).

Peter Gerretse

Mr. Peter Gerretse (1956) has been a member of the supervisory board of Aeronamic Holding since 2010. Between 1995 and 2013, Peter Gerretse worked at Vanderlande Industries, a leading supplier of Material Handling systems, where he has last served as president and CEO. Before Peter Gerretse joined Vanderlande Industries, he worked at Fokker Aircraft, where he has also held several management positions. Peter Gerretse holds an engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering from Technical University Delft.

Alexander van Wassenaar

Mr. Alexander van Wassenaer (1959) has been a member of the supervisory board of the Selling Shareholder since 2014 at the time he became a partner at Egeria Investments. Alexander van Wassenaer has been active in private equity since 2001, first as a partner in the direct buyouts team at AlpInvest, and subsequently at Taros Capital since 2006. At Egeria, Alexander van Wassenaer is responsible for one of Egeria’s longhold portfolio, including Muelink & Grol Group, Royal Mosa and Sif Group and, as such, also is a member of the supervisory boards of these companies. Alexander van Wassenaer started his career at McKinsey & Company’s Amsterdam office and worked there from 1989 until 2001. At McKinsey, he was a principal, responsible for the Benelux corporate finance practice. Alexander van Wassenaer holds an engineering degree in Agricultural Sciences (Economics) from Wageningen Agricultural University and a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University.

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