Royal HaskoningDHV announces management changes

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Sabine Bink, Royal Haskoning's new global director for industry and buildings and Jon Robinson, new global director for water and maritime.

Two new appointments set to rejuvenate and diversify the leadership team at Royal HaskoningDHV.


Royal HaskoningDHV has appointed two new global directors, with Sabine Bink starting as global director for industry and buildings on 1 December 2022 and Jon Robinson taking on the role of global director for water and maritime on 5 January 2023.

As Royal HaskoningDHV’s director for project management and consultancy multinationals, Bink has been successfully leading a strong team working on projects globally and also played an important role in Royal Haskoning’s acquisition and integration of Districon earlier this year.
In her new role as global director for industry and buildings, Bink succeeds Marije Hulshof who earlier this year was appointed to Royal HaskoningDHV’s executive board.

Robinson joins Royal HaskoningDHV from AECOM where he was head of water sector, Europe. Within water, environment, maritime and power businesses he has held operational, sector and strategy development roles in AECOM and other organisations. As global director for water and maritime, he succeeds Niels Schallenberg who left Royal HaskoningDHV earlier this year.

Reacting to the appointments, Royal HaskoningDHV CEO Erik Oostwegel said: “I’m very excited to welcome Sabine and Jon to the executive council of our company. They will rejuvenate and diversify our leadership team, enabling the innovation and cooperation we need to deliver on our strategy.

“Sabine is an energising, visionary and commercially savvy director who oversees the world we operate in and has a clear drive for sustainability. She will be an asset as global director for industry and buildings for her qualities and the younger perspective she will bring to both the business line and the wider organisation.

“Jon’s extensive leadership experience in water and his strategic understanding of maritime, coupled with his ambition to deliver on our purpose of Enhancing Society Together, make him excellently positioned to lead the business line for water and maritime. He will bring experience in new service and innovation development, as well as fresh insights and dynamics.”

Commenting on her appointment, Sabine Bink, Royal HaskoningDHV’s global director for industry and buildings, said: “I look forward to this more strategic and global role and bringing in new perspectives as a young leader. By taking into account environmental, social, economic and political developments, we have the opportunity to increase our impact for clients and society and accelerate the growth of our company.”

Jon Robinson, global director for water and maritime, said: “The capability, strategic focus and drive of Royal HaskoningDHV’s people are deeply impressive. The water and maritime sectors directly face some of the greatest challenges of our times but also offer huge opportunity for sustainable growth and outcomes that deliver enhanced value for our clients, society and environment.”