The transformation of Royal BAM Group Seen through a financial lens

September 6, 2022

During this Vision Dinner, Frans den Houter, CFO of Royal BAM Group, will share his lessons learned regarding the restructuring of BAM and his perspective on the chosen strategy. Frans den Houter will specifically emphasize the role of the CFO in this process. What are the financial challenges that come with restructuring the business? We cordially invite you to attend this event.

  • Small scaled peer session
  • Open dialogue by means of the Chatham House Rule

Frans den Houter, BAM

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Frans den Houter


Mr. den Houter was trained as a hydrographic surveyor at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, earned a degree in business economics at the University of Amsterdam, and an international master’s degree in Finance and Control. He started his career at Exxon Mobil in 2000, where he worked as financial analyst and controller for the Benelux retail operating company. In 2005 he moved to Shell, where he worked as controller at Shell Global Real Estate, project manager at Shell Energy Europe and financial manager for joint ventures at Shell Upstream International. He joined Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) in 2010 as Finance and Control Manager and then held the



The history of Royal BAM Group dates back more than 150 years. Although the construction-services business has grown to be the biggest Dutch construction company in 2017, the COVID-19 pandemic proved to be a difficult time also for them. In the last years, Royal BAM Group went through a big restructuring and transition of the organisation. This was needed to structurally improve the profitability which was a painful decision for the employees. Also, a new strategic agenda was defined in order to create more value for shareholders and solid prospects for the stakeholders, including employees. During this time, Mr. den Houter even temporarily took the role of CEO upon him.


Location: Kasteel Montfoort

17:30 | Walk-in
18:00 | Official start
20:30 | End Vision Dinner

You are welcome at this small-scale and in-depth Vision Dinner (12 - 15 participants, Chatham House Rule). After Frans’ presentation, there is room for a lively discussion with him and the other participants. The program, including dinner, starts with a walk-in at 5.30 pm, an official start at 6.00 pm and ends at 8.30 pm. Afterwards there is an opportunity to network and have a drink. Participation is free.


Chief Financial Officers and Heads of Finance

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  • Participants have to meet the previously described target audience.
  • If applicable, our partners will be presented with every application.
  • During all our sessions, the Chatham House Rule applies. This means that the participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. This means that no report, no photos and no recordings are made of the meeting. The presentation will also not be distributed to the participants afterwards.

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