The Management Board consists of Gertjan van der Baan (CEO) and Frits Vervoort (CFO).
Gertjan van der Baan (1968)
Chairman of the Management Board since 1 January 2014. Second term of office ends in December 2021.
As Chief Executive Officer, Gertjan van der Baan is responsible for portfolio strategy, acquisitions, HR Management, Corporate Communications & Marketing, Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability & Social Responsibility.
Before joining Vesteda, Gertjan van der Baan was chairman of the Managing Board of Dutch residential property investor Nationaal Grondbezit (Nagron). Nagron is part of the Rotterdam-based investor Van Herk Group, where he also served as CEO from 2009. Prior to joining Van Herk Group, Gertjan van der Baan worked at merchant bank Kempen & Co in the field of Corporate Finance for close to nine years.
Frits Vervoort (1962)
Member of the Management Board since 1 November 2016. Second term of office ends in October 2024.
As Vesteda CFO, Frits Vervoort’s responsibilities include accounting, control & reporting, risk, legal/compliance, operations, IT and treasury.
Frits Vervoort has extensive background in finance and management and more than 10 years’ experience as a CFO. His previous employers include Vedior, where he was CFO and a member of the Board of Management from 2001 to 2008, when Vedior was acquired by Randstad. Prior to joining Vesteda, Frits Vervoort was CFO and a member of the Executive Board of Grontmij.
In addition to Gertjan van der Baan and Frits Vervoort, the Management Team consists of Astrid Schlüter (COO), Pieter Knauff (CIO) and Laura Keijer (HR Director):
Astrid Schlüter (1969)
Astrid Schlüter joined Vesteda in 2013 as Property Management Director and was appointed as Operations Director in October 2016, followed by a promotion to COO in January 2021. Astrid Schlüter studied econometrics and started her career at accountancy firm EY. After EY, Astrid Schlüter worked at Jacobus Recourt, where she held the position of Managing Director/Owner in her last five years with the company.
Pieter Knauff (1977)
Pieter Knauff joined Vesteda in 2015 and was appointed as Acquisitions Director in July 2016, followed by a promotion to CIO in January 2021. Before joining Vesteda, Pieter Knauff worked for over 10 years at Van Herk Group, where his last position was Chief Investment Officer. Pieter Knauff is a business economist and started his career at merchant bank Kempen & Co in the field of Corporate Finance and Equity Research (Property & Construction).
Laura Keijer (1974)
Laura Keijer joined Vesteda in 2018 and was appointed as Human Resources Director in April 2020. Prior to joining Vesteda, Laura worked for 12.5 years at Nike, where her last position was Senior Talent Development Manager, followed by one year at PVH Europe as Talent Management Director. Laura has multiple years of HR experience leading and executing the HR agenda as a HR business partner, as well as diving into more specialist areas such as talent development, succession planning, talent reviews, compensation and benefits and expatriate assignments at complex, fast moving, global organisations.