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Board of Directors

John Quist (CEO)

John Quist (1960) has been CEO at Unica since 2014. Before taking up this position, Quist was Managing Director at VolkerWessels Telecom for five years. Previously he held management positions at KPN and Eircom. Quist studied Econometrics at the University of Groningen, Marketing at the University of Tilburg and Product Innovation at Harvard University. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Lely, and a member of the Advisory Board of Alliander Corporate Ventures.

Ron van Laar (CFO)

Ron van Laar (1971) has been CFO at Unica since the summer of 2021. Previously he was CFO at Dynniq (2016-2021) and at the Dutch engineering manufacturing company Mirror Controls International (MCi) (2013-2015). Between 2007 and 2012, he was employed as CFO and COO at HealthCity/Basic-Fit. He started his career in 1998 at Telfort, where he occupied a series of financial management positions. He studied Business Studies at Nyenrode Business University, followed by Commercial Economics at VU Amsterdam. Several years later, he qualified as Registered Controller.

Supervisory Board

Michiel Jaski (Chairman)

Michiel Jaski (1959) has a wealth of experience in heading industry-leading companies in the Netherlands and abroad. His most recent appointment was with the German real estate company OfficeFirst, where he was CEO. Previously Jaski spent four years as CEO of Grontmij, which under his leadership was acquired by the Swedish firm Sweco. Before that, for ten years, Jaski was member of the Board of Management at Arcadis, where he was responsible for various business units in Europe, the United States and a number of smaller offices in the Middle East and Asia. He also held a number of different management positions at Shell and Philips. As well as being chairman of the Supervisory Board at Unica, since 2017, Jaski has been a Supervisory Board member at Royal Reesink, chairman of the Board of Supervisory Directors at Faber Halbertsma Groep and chairman of the Board of Supervisory Directors at Rhoon, Pendrecht and Cortgene. He is also chairman of the Advisory Board at the De Hoge Veluwe National Park and Royal Burgers Zoo. Jaski obtained an M.Sc. in Hydrology from the University of Wageningen and an MBA (with distinction) from INSEAD in France.

Luc Hendriks (member)

Luc Hendriks (1963) is Senior Industry Expert at investment company Triton, where he has been employed since 2007. Before that, Hendriks worked for eight years as Executive Director at Brambles in Belgium, where he was responsible for a number of European and US companies. He previously spent ten years in a variety of commercial and management positions on behalf of General Electric in the Netherlands, Germany and the United States. Since 2017, Hendriks has been Supervisory Board member at Unica. He is also chairman of the Board of Management at AVS Verkehrssicherung and Board member of WZS Group. Hendriks has a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Technology in Eindhoven.

Henk ten Hove (member)

Henk ten Hove (1952) was chairman of the Management Board at Wavin between 2010 and 2013, and a member of the Board from 1999. Prior to that he had held a number of other management positions at Wavin in the Netherlands and abroad. Since 2014, Ten Hove has been a Supervisory Board member at Unica. He is also chairman of the Supervisory Board at small cap fund Alfen and the quoted fund Stern, as well as being chairman of the Stichting Aandelen Remeha foundation, the single shareholder of the BDR Thermea group. Ten Hove studied Economics & Management at the University of Amsterdam.

Executive Committee

Organisational management is coordinated by the Executive Committee, in which alongside the Board of Directors, all cluster directors and shared services directors have a seat. Beyond the Board members the Executive Committee comprises:

  • Sanneke Sarels van Rijn - HR director

  • Ed Staal - Marketing & Commercial director

  • Dik Geelen - Procurement & Supply Chain director

  • Martin Misseyer -Information Management director

  • Caroline Bruins - General Counsel

  • Eric de Kruif - group controller

  • William Swinkels - managing director of Unica Building Projects and Unica Datacenters

  • Herbert Rabelink - managing director Unica Building Services

  • Tom Verschoor - director of Unica Fire Safety

  • Hans van Driel - director of Unica Access & Security

  • Antoine Brunink - director of Unica Building Intelligence

  • Jan Willem Keur - director of Unica Energy Solutions

  • Gerard Tijink - director of Unica ICT Solutions

  • Arjen Bos - director of Unica Industry Solutions