The project management, engineering and consultancy service company will be headquartered in Amersfoort in the Netherlands. The combined business brings together nearly 8,000 professionals providing services from 100 offices in 35 countries, carrying out more than 30,000 projects every year.
Bertrand van Ee chairs the executive board of Royal HaskoningDHV, with Erik Oostwegel as vice-chair. Jaska de Bakker (CFO), Piet Besselink, Frank Heemskerk and Henry Rowe complete the executive board. Joop van Oosten chairs the supervisory board, which counts eight members in total, with Wim van Vonno as vice-chair.
Chairman Bertrand van Ee said: “We are absolutely delighted to launch Royal HaskoningDHV. To provide solutions to today’s challenges, size matters. Our newly merged company will apply its multidisciplinary skills, knowledge, experience and history to deliver added value to our clients on a wider global reach. Our pooled resources will enable us to invest in developing the necessary innovations for a brighter and sustainable future. The opportunities for our clients and employees are impressive and are reflected in our company philosophy to enhance society together.”
Vice-chair Erik Oostwegel said: “We are honoured and proud that Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has agreed to the continuation of the Royal designation. It shows trust in our new company. The same trust we have in building on our individual strengths and combining them to the benefit of our projects and clients. We have already seen the advantages working together brings, and as one company, we look forward to partnering with our clients to create a positive difference to our environment.”
The new company remains independent and wholly trust-owned. The company said thatthe merger accelerates the companies’ strategy of international expansion, backed by a financially sound balance sheet.
Royal HaskoningDHV said that it sees significant growth opportunities, especially in India, South-East Asia, the Middle East, Southern Africa, Australia and Brazil.