Ton (1980) has worked at Vebego since 2007. After holding management positions in the Netherlands and Switzerland, he has been a member of the Vebego Executive Board since 2018. He studied financial business administration at Nyenrode Business University and completed various senior management courses at London Business School, Singularity University and Tilburg University.
“As the grandson of founder Tonny Goedmakers, it is a privilege to be able to lead the company and to ensure that the number of meaningful jobs can continue to grow. When I was 15, I started doing cleaning and service work during the holidays, which is how I developed my interest in service provision. It is precisely the diversity of the people you work with and the positive impact we can bring that makes our services so special."
Ronald (1962) studied business administration at Eindhoven University of Technology. After his studies, he first worked at DSM and has worked at Vebego since 1988. After holding senior management positions at various Vebego companies, he was appointed to the Executive Board in 2000. Ronald was CEO of Vebego from 2006 to 2020.
“At Vebego, I had the opportunity to continue learning. Over the coming years, I will be able to take part in transferring this dynamic family business to the third generation.”
Mark (1966) has been working at Vebego since March 2019, First as Division Director and then as COO and member of the Executive Board since 1 January 2021. He has extensive experience in the service industry thanks to his background as Q Park Managing Director, where he was responsible for the Netherlands and Germany, as General Manager at Vodafone and as HR Director at Libertel. Mark’s education was at the Haarlem Business School, University of Hertfordshire and INSEAD.
“The ability to collectively organise professional services, have a positive impact on our society and ensure meaningful work within this wonderful company motivates me every day.”
Giuseppe Santagada (1974) has been CEO of Vebego Schweiz Holding AG since March 2018, where the focus is on property and facility management. He is also COO and member of the Executive Board since 1 January 2021. He has many years of international management experience. As an industrial engineer with an MBA diploma from the University of St. Gallen, he obtained his PhD in Management and Economics and earned the Management Excellence diploma at the Harvard Business School.
“My parents emigrated to Switzerland in the 1970s. My mother worked as a cleaner all her life and up to 12 years ago, my mother-in-law worked as a cleaner at Vebego AG in Switzerland. I consider my new position on the Executive Board to be a privilege in order to be able to experience from close by our colleagues’ practice.”
Sirka (1976) has been Chief Value Officer at Vebego Group since February 2023. She has over 20 years of international experience in various financial positions. After obtaining a master's degree in International Business Administration, she started her career at a German bank and later moved into transport and logistics. As CVO, Sirka is not only ultimately responsible financially (as the CFO used to be), but responsible for the growth, optimisation and protection of value for our stakeholders.
"The German reunification has had a big impact on my life. Very early on, I learnt the importance of openness and eagerness to explore other cultures and what it means to actively integrate and develop under ever-changing conditions and to deal with transformation and change with heart and guts. Vebego offers me a unique opportunity as Chief Value Officer to focus -in addition to my financial skills- on integral and comprehensive thinking. The significance and social appreciation for our employees mean a lot to me."
Poléanne Vluggen (1973) has been working at Vebego since September 2022. As Chief People and Culture Officer, she is responsible for the development of Vebego’s most important capital: our people.
She has extensive international experience in the field of people and hospitality through her background as HR SVP of DACH/Nordics (incl. the United Kingdom) at Accor Hotels and Executive Board Member HR Netherlands at Kuehne + Nagel. Póleanne was educated at the Hotel Management School in Maastricht and has a master’s degree in Strategic HR Management.
“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it”. That’s my motto, and it fits perfectly with an organisation where meaningful work for employees, customers and the impact on society are paramount.
Niel (1978) started at Vebego in 2001 and has worked for, among others, our international airport activities. He then went on as division director to specialise in Public Private Partnerships and M&A processes. He has been a member of the Executive Board as Chief Strategy Officer since 2019. Niel obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at Tias Business School and a Master in Change Management at HEC Paris and Oxford University.
“I worked as a cleaner during my studies. After completing my bachelor’s degree, I became a management trainee at Vebego and have since been able to become an executive within this wonderful high-impact company.”