• Flat organisational with short lines of communication

  • PMC for maximum market focus and flexibility

Organisational structure

Witteveen+Bos N.V. is a public limited company comprising four group companies. Its day-to-day management is in the hands of the Board of Directors. With over 1,300 colleagues, we operate globally from 23 offices in 11 countries, close to our clients, projects, partners and the employment market.


Product-Market Combinations (PMCs) are small organisational units with approx. 20 to 50 employees. Witteveen+Bos comprises some 30 PMCs, which are responsible for contract management and acquisition, as well as product development, talent development and entrepreneurship. The PMCs are clustered into four business lines: Built Environment; Deltas, Coasts and Rivers; Energy, Water and Environment; and Infrastructure and Mobility.

In addition to the business lines, we use international regions. Together with the business lines, these regions form a matrix structure. The regions receive advice and support from six departments tasked with communications, facilities management, finance, HR, ICT and legal affairs and quality.

This organisational structure enables employees from various disciplines and different countries to collaborate on projects in a network, ensuring that we bring together the required knowledge and experience from all over the world in order to devise the best and smartest solutions.


Supervisory Board

The proper conduct of day-to-day management is overseen by the Supervisory Board. Witteveen+Bos has had a Supervisory Board since the General Meeting of Shareholders of 5 April 2016.

A Supervisory Board represents the interests of shareholders, employees and other stakeholders, while seeking to safeguard the continuity of the company. Witteveen+Bos is wholly owned by its staff, i.e. all shareholders are also employees of the company. The company has therefore opted for a ‘mitigated’ version of the two-tier regime: the Supervisory Board will monitor the continuity of the company by exercising external supervision, but cannot nominate new directors.

The Supervisory Board has three members: Hans van der Ven (chairman), Gerard van de Aast, and Angelique Heckman. They will make up the Supervisory Board for a period of four years.

  • Hans van der Ven: Director of MerweOord, with some 30 years’ experience in leading complex organisations, both in the Netherlands and internationally. Has extensive experience in family-run businesses.
  • Gerard van de Aast: Worked at a Witteveen+Bos joint venture for a number of years in the 1980s; former chairman of Imtech NV’s Executive Board. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Dutch rail operator NS.
  • Angelique Heckman: board member HR & Communications at Royal Cosun/Aviko Group B.V. and in the past gained extensive experience at home and abroad as HR manager at international companies. She is also a member of the Bernhoven Hospital supervisory body.

Witteveen+Bos N.V.

The Witteveen+Bos group – with Witteveen+Bos N.V. as its parent company – is made up of four group companies: Witteveen+Bos Raadgevende Ingenieurs B.V., Witteveen+Bos International B.V., Witteveen+Bos Deelnemingen B.V. and Witteveen+Bos Vastgoed B.V. The organisation chart shows the different organisational units in each group company.