The Supervisory Board of Van Oord intends to nominate Govert van Oord as the new CEO of Van Oord. The formal appointment will take place at Van Oord's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on April 11, 2024.
The appointment will transfer the leadership of the family business from the 4th to the 5th generation Van Oord family. Govert van Oord has been with Van Oord since 2002 and has worked for the company in the Middle East, Spain and Brazil, among others. He is currently responsible for the Dredging & Infra Business Unit as Managing Director. Govert is 53 years old and studied civil engineering in Delft and did an MBA at the IMD in Switzerland.
Pieter van Oord led Van Oord as CEO for over 15 years and has been with Van Oord for a total of 30 years. Pieter will join Van Oord's Supervisory Board at a later date. He will be nominated by the Supervisory Board of Schiphol NV as the new CEO of Schiphol.