Royal HaskoningDHV has hired Eva Klein Schiphorst as Business Unit Director, focused on the Public Buildings segment. She brings almost 30 years of experience to the role, with much of it built up in public service in the Netherlands. She will begin in the role from mid-May, succeeding Peter Kelder.
Eva Klein Schiphorst was most recently a Director of Transactions and Project for three years at Rijksvastgoedbedrijf, the Dutch Central Government Real Estate Agency. She was previously a general Director at De Rijksgebouwendienst, a Netherlands Government Buildings Agency, for a year and three months, following more than five years as Director of Real Estate at the organisation. Earlier in her career she worked for a range of government organisations, which, among others, included almost four years at the Ministry for Transport and Water as Director of Governance and Control, Director of Control and Information at Rijkswaterstaat for two years, and as a Director at the Leiden University.
Schiphorst has been appointed by Royal HaskoningDHV as Business Unit Director, based in the Netherlands. The new position, which includes responsibility for a team of approximately 300 professionals, will see her almost 30 years of experience in the public sector leveraged to strengthen the firm’s expertise in the area of public buildings. She will begin in the role from mid-May, succeeding Peter Kelder who leaves the firm.
Remarking on the appointment of Schiphorst, Marije Hulshof, Director Business Line Industry & Buildings, remarks, “Royal HaskoningDHV is already well-known on the public buildings market, including healthcare, education and railway stations. Far-reaching changes are appearing in rapid succession: sustainability, efficiency and ease of use are of crucial importance in the design, development and management of buildings. In light of our renewed strategy, we are increasingly focused on strengthening our team and on innovation. The arrival of Eva as a key figure in this market is proof of this and a real boost for our company. Her profile as a results-oriented connector who feels perfectly at home in the public arena is a perfect fit with our ambitions."
Schiphorst reflects, "The next step in my career at Royal HaskoningDHV is consistent with my personal vision that knowledge transfer between the public and private sector is tremendously important. The mutual exchange of talent can contribute to a better understanding and better service delivery. This, together with the international scope, and the innovative and sustainable profile of Royal HaskoningDHV mean that I very much look forward to my new challenge."