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. Third term of office ends in December 2025.
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.
Other position: Chairman of the Board of Directors of IVBN.
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 15 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 the HR Director (vacant position):
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.
Other position: member of the Supervisory Board of N.V. Zeedijk and member of the Supervisory Board of Givaudan Nederland.
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).
Renée Verhulst (1971)
Renée Verhulst joined Vesteda on 1 May 2022 and was appointed as HR Director. Before joining Vesteda, Renée worked as Head of HR at Van Dorp, a leading technical services provider. Renée worked for over 20 years at the Achmea group, where she held several senior HR roles.