Bouwinvest appoints Nijhuis and Van Lange to new supervisory board

Following a resignation of Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors’ former supervisory board, the €11bn Dutch property investor has appointed Jos Nijhuis as chairman and Jos van Lange to a new board.

As previously reported, Bouwinvest was seeking a new supervisory board after all of its four members resigned, following a reported dispute with owner BpfBouw about the investor’s strategy and organisation.

Bouwinvest said it has now appointed Nijhuis and Van Lange to the new supervisory board and expects to announce the two other supervisory board members in due course.

Nijhuis was CEO of Royal Schiphol Group from 2009 until 2018. From 2009 until 2017, he held supervisory board positions in the financial sector at AON Group Nederland and SNS Reaal NV/Volksbank. Prior to joining Schiphol Group, Nijhuis held various positions at PWC, serving as CEO Netherlands for the last seven years of this period.

Van Lange will chair the audit and risk committee within the supervisory board. Between 1980 and 2017 he held various positions at Rabobank Nederland and Rabo Real Estate Group. During his last years at Rabo Real Estate Group, he held the role of CFRO from 2006 until 2013, and was CEO from 2013 until 2017.

Both Nijhuis and Van Lange hold various other supervisory board positions.

Dick van Hal, CEO Bouwinvest, said: “Nijhuis has a lot of first-hand experience with strategic, organisational changes at companies in the midst of a dynamic period of social change.

“Lange’s background as an accountant is a good fit with our ambitions in the area of finance and risk. With our new supervisory board, we can continue pursuing the strategic course we have embarked on.”

 

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