Management Board

Between them, the members of our management board have the knowledge and expertise required to keep people, rolling stock and infrastructure on the right track and thereby make the company even better, stronger and friendlier.

Maurice (M.B.) Unck, Chief Executive Officer

Maurice Unck has been RET’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Director under the Articles of Association since June 2017. In addition to general management, he is responsible for the Management and Development, HR, and Communications & Management Media Relations staff departments. 

Maurice Unck previously was a member of the Executive Committee of the NS. He has a long track record in the public transport sector. So he was Director at NedTrain maintenance & Service. Before that, he was Sales Director in the North East region and Director corporate and Product Development at NS. 

Other positions:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board Reisinformatiegroep
  • Member of the Supervisory Board TLS
  • Member of the Supervisory Board RMC
  • Member of the Strategic Advisory Board Traffic and transport of TNO

Joop (J.P.M.) Bakker, Director of Operations

Joop Bakker was appointed Director of Resources in 2007 and became the Director of Operations in 2009. He is responsible for the following departments: Rail (Tram and Metro), Fast Ferry, Safety, Operations Office, Central Traffic Control and Marketing, Sales and Services. In addition, he has been the director of the bus private limited company since 2012.

Prior to joining RET, he held executive positions at transport companies Connexion and NZH.

Other positions:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Rotterdamse Mobiliteits Centrale BV
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of SKO West-Friesland

Drs. Frank (F.H.) Hoevenaars, Chief Financial Officer

Frank Hoevenaars has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at RET since sinds 1 oktober 2014. He is responsible for the Group Control, Group Administration, Business Control and Procurement & Contract Management departments. 

Frank Hoevenaars started his career as a public accountant at PWC and then held various financial management positions at KPN. After his move to AVR / Van Gansewinkel, where he was financially responsible for the Business Unit Waste Management, he has over four years of service to the Port Authority a management function fulfilled by the project of the construction of the Second Maasvlakte.

Other position:

  • Board member of the Vereniging van Stedelijke Vervoersbedrijven (VSV)

Paul (P.) Lorist, directeur Techniek

Paul Lorist has been the Director of Engineering since 2011 and is charged with managing the metro and tram infrastructure and the RET fleet. He is responsible for the implementation of the performance agreements concluded between the Rotterdam city region and RET Operations. He heads the Fleet Services, Fleet Management, Infrastructure Services, Infrastructure Management departments and the Engineering Office.

Paul Lorist joined RET’s Management Board with 20 years of experience in managing, coordinating and maintaining defence systems at the Royal Netherlands Army and the Ministry of Defence behind him.

Other position:

  • Committee Member of the Reservists Employer Support Consultative Body