Executive Board

The Executive Board is responsible for the daily management and realisation of Vitens’ strategy. This includes strict compliance of relevant laws and rules, and the control of risks attached to the company’s activities in financing the company.

Jelle, Hannema, Directeur, CEO, Vitens,

J.J. (Jelle Jan) Hannema

Date of Birth: 7 December 1961

Private situation

Jelle Hannema lives in Langbroek near Utrecht with his partner. He is a passionate cyclist in his spare time.

Jelle Hannema studied law until 1985, specializing in Legal Administrative science, at Amsterdam University. After graduating, he joined the internationally active engineering and consulting firm DHV, now Royal HaskoningDHV. Within DHV, he fulfilled various positions, including strategic consultant and senior adviser environment, management and zoning and development. Subsequently, Mr. Hannema worked in various Board positions within DHV for ten years. During his period with DHV, he was involved in the reconstruction of the Roombeek area in Enschede that was devastated by a fireworks factory disaster. On 1 January 2014, he started in the position of Asset Management Manager with Vitens.

Since 1 September 2017, Jelle Hannema is the Chairman of the Executive Board of Vitens. His portfolio includes Extraction & Treatment, Distribution, Laboratory, Governance & Legal Support, Business Development, Communication, Human Resources and Vitens Evides International

Ancillary positions

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Wetsus
  • Board Member VEWIN
  • Board Member Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP)
  • Board Member Water for Life foundation
Marike Bonhof CFO Directie Vitens

M. (Marike) Bonhof

Date of Birth: 30 March 1974

Private situation

Marike Bonhof is married with two sons and lives in a waterside home in Almere.

Bonhof studied business administration at Twente University and business economics at Erasmus University. Between 1997 and 2005, she fulfilled various positions at the Ministry of Finance. She continued her career at the City of Amsterdam, moving up to Board member of the land management operations in charge of the Finance and Operations portfolio. After sidestepping to the City of Utrecht, she came back to Amsterdam in 2015 as the Resources and Control concern director. In this position, she has final responsibility for the finance and control of the City of Amsterdam. Other issues under her responsibility included concern procurement and the shareholder role for approximately 20 participations, including the Port and the Waste Energy operations.

Since 1 September 2017, Marike Bonhof is a Board member of Vitens. Her portfolio includes Asset Management, Design & Construction, Finance & Control, ICT, Customer Service & Invoicing’ and Facilities Management.

Ancillary positions

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Waarborgfonds Eigen Woningen (Nationale Hypotheekgarantie)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of  Water- en Energiebedrijf Bonaire N.V. (WEB Bonaire)
  • Chairman of the Review Committee Woningbouwimpuls
  • Board Member NG Infra

Supervisory board

The Supervisory Board supervises the policy of the Executive Board and the general business process at Vitens. Next to this the Supervisory Board advises the Executive Board.

  • Mr. B. (Boele) Staal (1947) – chairman
  • Ir. K.J. (Kees Jan) Rameau MBA (1962) – vice president
  • Drs. M.R. (Mark) van Lieshout (1963) – (commissioner)
  • Drs. H. (Henriette) Setz MBA (1968) – (commissioner)
  • Prof. dr ir G.M. (Gerda) van Dijk (1960) – (commissioner)
  • Drs. H.C.P. (Han) Noten (1958) – (commissioner)

Public Shareholders

Municipalities and provinces in Vitens’ service areas are our public shareholders. They are not directly involved in the company’s business processes. Twice a year a shareholders’ meeting is held. Then shareholders vote on new tariffs propositions and speak about the annual report.
The public shareholders receive an annual dividend.

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