Eva Klein Schiphorst becomes SADC’s new CEO

  11 January 2022  |    News

Eva Klein Schiphorst (57) has been appointed the new CEO of Schiphol Area Development Company (SADC). She took up the position on 1 February. For the previous four years, Schiphorst has been Director of the Business Unit Public Buildings at international engineering and consultancy firm Royal HaskoningDHV.

Prior to that, Schiphorst was active as Director of Transactions and Projects at the Government Property Agency and interim Director-General. She started as Director of Real Estate at the Rijksgebouwendienst in 2008 and was appointed General Director in 2013. Before that, she worked at the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, at Leiden University, at the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management and the Ministry of Finance.

Jaap Gillis, Chair of the Supervisory Board, SADC: “Eva has years of experience in real estate and the public sector. She brings knowledge and expertise in area development, circularity, social and financial return, operational and conceptual strength. With her knowledge and experience, she can work with the board and employees of SADC to help our organisation grow and professionalise further.”

Arno Jansen, Finance Manager, SADC: “Eva has exactly the right background and ambition to match the path we have taken with all SADC employees in terms of future-proof area development. Her experience will help us pursue this course further. We look forward to her arrival and welcome her to our team.”

Eva Klein Schiphorst: “I am really looking forward to working for SADC. The cooperation between SADC’s partners has already achieved a great deal. I am convinced that the connection between these public and private parties will also lead to further ambitions and beautiful results in the future.”

SADC develops future-proof, easily accessible, nationally and internationally competitive work environments in the Metropolitan Region Amsterdam, which also contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SADC was founded in 1987 by public and private parties who wanted to exploit the economic potential of the city and the airport by joining forces to strengthen the competitive position of the region, both nationally and internationally.