Rob van den Boomen has been appointed as the new Managing Director for Witteveen+Bos EMEA DMCC. Boomen is said to posess strong entrepreneurial and leadership qualities, which the firm says are vital for his new role.
Boomen has held various positions within Witteveen+Bos over the past 30 years, both in the Netherlands and overseas. He takes over as MD from Daniël Dusseljee, who will be starting a new position within Witteveen+Bos in the Netherlands.
According to a statement from the firm, Boomen was most recently Managing Director of the firm’s Indonesian office. In Jakarta, he is said to have led the firm’s Water Management division, among others.
Under his leadership, the department grew into a professional team, leading projects in the field of water management and solving environmental issues related to wastewater and drinking water supplies, the firm said.
His experience is an absolute fit when it comes to tackling some of the major challenges facing the Middle East, such as water scarcity, environmental stress and climate resilience. Projects related to port design, coastal engineering, water supply, wastewater treatment, master planning, landscape and urban design are in the portfolio of Witteveen+Bos EMEA DMCC, the firm remarked.
In May 2022, the firm said it was undertaking the sustainable dismantling of the Netherlands Pavilion at the EXPO 2020 site. The pavilion focused on the the country’s innovation, inventiveness and openness and the start of construction was marked with an ‘innovative water harvest’. The firm also managed the design and engineering for the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s laboratory for drones.
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