The Board of Directors determines the company's policy, which is supervised by the Supervisory Board. In addition, the organisational processes are coordinated by the Executive Committee, which, in addition to the members of the Board of Directors, includes representatives of all business cluster and shared services. There is also regular constructive consultation with the Unica Works Council.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors consists of:
John Quist – CEO
John Quist (1960) has been Unica’s CEO since 2014. Before that, Quist was Managing Director at VolkerWessels Telecom for five years. Prior to this, he held director positions at KPN and Eircom. Quist studied econometrics at the University of Groningen, marketing at the Tilburg University and production innovation at Harvard University. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Lely and member of the Advisory Board of Alliander Corporate Ventures.
Ron van Laar – CFO
Ron van Laar (1971) has been CFO of Unica since the summer of 2021. He was CFO of Dynniq (2016-2021) and of the Dutch technical manufacturing company Mirror Controls International (MCi) (2013-2015). From 2007 untill 2012 he worked as CFO and COO at HealthCity/Basic-Fit. He started his career in 1998 and held various financial management positions. He practices Business Administration at Nyenrode Business University, Business Economics at the Free University in Amsterdam and completed the training to become a Registered Controller.
The Supervisory Board of Directors consists of:
Michiel Jaski – Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Michiel Jaski (1959) has a wealth of experience in heading up industry-leading companies in the Netherlands and abroad. His most recent appointment was at German real estate company Officefirst, where he was CEO. Before that, Jaski was CEO at Grontmij for four years, during which time the company was acquired by the Swedish firm Sweco. In the ten years before that, Jaski was a member of the management board at Arcadis, where he was responsible for the organisation’s various business units in Europe and the US and a few small offices in the Middle East and Asia. He has also held different management positions at Shell and Philips. In addition to being Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Unica, Jaski has been a supervisory board member at AkzoNobel, chairman of the supervisory board at Faber Halberstma Groep and chairman of the supervisory board at Rhoon, Pendrecht en Cortgene. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board at the De Hoge Veluwe national park and Royal Burgers Zoo in the Netherlands and member of the Advisory Board at Bold Capital Management. Jaski has an M.Sc. in hydrology from Wageningen University & Research and an MBA (with distinction) from INSEAD in France.
Luc Hendriks – Supervisory Board member
Luc Hendriks (1963) is Senior Industry Expert at investment company Triton, where he has worked since 2007. Before that, he was Executive Director at Brambles in Belgium for eight years, where he was responsible for various European and US companies. Prior to this, he worked at General Electric for ten years, holding various commercial and management positions in offices in the Netherlands, Germany and the US. Hendriks has been a Supervisory Board member at Unica since 2017. He is also the chairman of the management board at AVS Verkehrssicherung. Hendriks has a master’s in mechanical engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology.
Henk ten Hove – Supervisory Board member
Henk ten Hove (1952) was the chairman of the Wavin management board from 2010 through 2013, and a member of the board from 1999. Before that, he held various management positions at Wavin, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Ten Hove has been a Supervisory Board member at Unica since 2014. He is also the chairman of the supervisory board of small-cap funds Kendrion and Alfen, and the chairman of the foundation Stichting Aandelen Remeha, the only shareholder of the BDR Thermea group. Ten Hove studied economics & management at the University of Amsterdam.
Besides the Board of Directors (John Quist, CEO and Ron van Laar, CFO), the Executive Committee consists of:
- Ms Sanneke Sarels van Rijn - HR Director
- Mr Ed Staal - Marketing & Commerce Director
- Mr Dik Geelen - Procurement & Supply Chain Director
- Mr Martin Misseyer - Information Management Director
- Ms Caroline Bruins - General Counsel
- Mr. Eric de Kruif - Group Controller
- Mr. Arnout Vink - QHSE, Security & Risk Director
- Mr William Swinkels - Managing Director of Unica Building Projects
- Mr Herbert Rabelink - Managing Director of Unica Building Services
- Mr Tom Verschoor - Director of Unica Fire Safety
- Mr Hans van Driel - Director of Unica Access & Security
- Mr Antoine Brunink - Director of Unica Building Intelligence
- Mr Jan Willem Keur - Director of Unica Energy Solutions
- Mr Gerard Tijink - Director of Unica ICT Solutions
- Mr Arjen Bos - Director of Unica Industry Solutions