Gerard van de Aast has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2017. He is Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board, Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. His second term expires in 2025.
Gerard started his career as a system analyst and civil engineer at Witteveen+Bos. For over 20 years, he worked in the computer and software industry, including with Philips Data Systems, Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq in the Netherlands, Germany and the U.S. From 2001 to 2008, Gerard was on the Executive Board of Reed Elsevier (later: RELX) in the United Kingdom where he led the transformation from print to online. From 2009 to 2012, Gerard was the CEO of construction company VolkerWessels, where he obtained extensive managerial experience in the construction services. He joined Imtech in 2013 at a time that this technical services company was facing serious issues. He remained CEO until 2015, when the company had to file for insolvency.
Gerard is currently Chair of the Supervisory Board of NS (Dutch Railways), and member of the Supervisory Boards of Royal KPN (Dutch Telecom) and Witteveen+Bos. Before, he was member of the Supervisory Boards of Océ and Heisterkamp Transport Services.
Gerard, a Dutch national born in 1957, obtained a bachelor degree in civil engineering. He worked and lived in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany and the U.S.