Nedap is a medium-sized company whose long-term policy aims to create sustainable added value for customers, employees and shareholders through organic growth in revenue and profits, with a central role for diversification and innovation based on the company’s expertise. The Supervisory Board has to take account of these basic principles when supervising the Board of Management; it must also support the Board of Management with advice.

To this end, the Supervisory Board must have a balanced membership combining management experience and wide-ranging knowledge in the fields of finance, technology and industrial marketing with an affinity and feeling for:
  • entrepreneurship;
  • hands-on management in a flat organisation which is based on distinctiveness;
  • an organisation in which sales, development and production operate as one unit;
  • working methods that focus on responsibility;
  • a creative process of innovation;
  • developments in society.

In general, the Supervisory Board should adopt a critical attitude towards the Board of Management. Its members must be independent of the company and of each other and display complementary qualities. The Supervisory Board aims for a mixed membership that reflects the society in which Nedap operates.

The Board will not structurally have more than five members.

Profiles of Supervisory Board Members
At February 12, 2015

Ir. G.F. Kolff  (September 7, 1948), chairman, male

Wide management experience, in-depth knowledge of technology and the ability to translate technology into solutions and business opportunities, financial insight, organisational know-how and solid communication skills.

Profession/most recent positionCEO Shtandart TT B.V.
Other relevant positionsNone
Initial appointment17 April 2012
Current term of office2016-2020
Supervisory Board membershipsPaques Holding B.V. (Chairman)
Smits Bouwgroep B.V. (SBB)

Prof. dr. ir. J.M.L. van Engelen  (August 14, 1959),  male

Wide management experience, expertise in industrial product development,  financial insight, and has a extended network at knowledge centers.

Profession / principal positionProfessor  Design Engineering at  the Faculty Industrial Design,  University Delft
Other relevant positionsProfessor of Business & Economics at  University Groningen
Board Member Research Center ICS
(lnteruniversity Center for Social
Science Theory and Methodology)
Initial appointment16 April 2013
Current term of office2013-2017
Supervisory Board membershipsUnigarant N.V./UVM verzekeringsmaatschappij N.V.
Member Supervisory Board  Espria
Member Supervisory Board  Open University Netherlands
Member Supervisory Board Pension Fund Zorg & Welzijn
Member Supervisory Board CentER Data, Tilburg University


Drs. D.W.J. Theyse (June 13, 1968), female

Thorough financial knowledge, management experience and up-to-date and practical knowledge and experience with listed companies and the related regulatory environment.

Profession/principal positionManaging Director Aevitas Property Partners
Other relevant positionsNone
Initial appointment29 april 2010
Current term of office2014-2018
Supervisory Board membershipsNone

Ir. M.C. Westermann MBA (October 29, 1952), vice chairman, male

Wide management experience, entrepreneurship, commercial focus, broad expertise in ICT, feeling for innovation.

Profession/principal positionDirector of Motek B.V
Other relevant positionsNone
Initial appointment12 May 2009
Current term of office2013-2017
Supervisory Board membershipsBerenschot