Mr Van der Bruggen (1947) studied Building Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at the Higher Technical School in Eindhoven. Having gained his doctoral degree, he started his career at the internationally-orientated Bredero Group. In 1987, he joined Internatio-Müller, where he became a member of the Board of Management in 1999. Following the group's strategic decision to combine and continue its core activities under the name Imtech N.V., he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of Imtech N.V. in 2002.
Mr Montagner (1942) holds degrees from the French “Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics” (ESTP) and the “Centre des Hautes Etudes du Béton Armé et Précontraint (CHEBAP)”. In 1968 he joined the Bouygues Group where he held several senior management positions and led many large, international projects including the construction of the Channel tunnel. He also served as the internal auditor of Bouygues S.A. In 1994, he became Chairman and CEO of the Board of Bouygues Telecom until 2007, after which he became Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Bouygues Telecom. Since 2008 he is a non-executive member of the Board of Bouygues Telecom.
Following these appointments, the Supervisory Board will consist of the following six members: Mr F.L.V. Meysman (chairman), Mr S.E. Eisma (vice-chairman), Mr R.J.A. van der Bruggen, Mr P.E. Lindquist, Mr P. Montagner and Mr J.H.J. Zegering Hadders.
Sylvo Thijsen, CEO of Grontmij N.V.: “We are delighted with the proposed appointments of Messrs Van der Bruggen and Montagner as members of our Supervisory Board. Their broad experience, partly gained in businesses related to Grontmij’s core activities, as well as their technical background and knowledge of the markets and regions in which Grontmij operates, further complements the current members of the Supervisory Board.
Further details about both candidates are available as enclosures to the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of Grontmij N.V as published on the company’s web site (www.grontmij.com).
Notes to the editors
Grontmij is a leading sustainable design, engineering and management consultancy active in the growth markets of water, energy, transportation and sustainable planning and design. At the core of our business is the principle of sustainability by design that is a leading value proposition for our customers. Grontmij is the fourth largest engineering consultancy in Europe with almost 300 offices across the region and a further 50 offices
globally. We have nearly 11,000 professionals around the world.
Our value chain of services stretches from major renewable water and energy infrastructure through designing efficient and environmentally-sensitive mobility and transportation networks to shaping our urban and green living spaces.
Whilst we are approaching our 100th anniversary, and benefit from the experience nearly a century provides, we prefer to look to the future to enhance the world we live in. By applying sustainability considerations to all our design, consultancy and management services right across the value chain, our highly-skilled, expert people are able to create lasting solutions that plan for, connect and respect the future.
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