Left to right: Henk Jan ten Brinke (Ahold), Bart Koops (Beter Bed), Bisera Grubesic (TomTom), Frank Sonnemans (Kendrion),
Peter van Driel (Royal Dutch Shell), Jaap Jan Fit (In front, Wereldhave).

Nominated Companies




Royal Dutch Shell Winner




BE Semiconductor Industries

TKH Group

Wereldhave Winner



Beter Bed Holding Winner


Refresco Gerber


Nominated Professionals



Arun Rambocus | Randstad

Henk Jan ten Brinke | Ahold Winner

JJ Traynor | Royal Dutch Shell



Bisera Grubesic | TomTom Winner

Jaap-Jan Fit | Wereldhave

Jeroen van Harten | Corbion



Bart Koops | Beter Bed Holding

Frank Sonnemans | Kendrion Winner

Wendy Winkelhuijzen | Van Lanschot


Winners of Dutch Investor Relations Awards 2016


The Netherlands Association for Investor Relations (NEVIR) handed out the Dutch IR Awards yesterday evening. The awards are presented to companies and professionals that excel in maintaining their relations with investors and analysts by means of good and clear disclosure, accessibility, knowledge and reliability. During the ninth edition of this awards, held in the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam, prices were awarded for Best Company in the field of IR and Best IR Professional, to Dutch companies and professionals.


The nominations for the awards are based on a European study by WeConvene Extel combined with follow-up research by Citigate First Financial. In this follow-up research Dutch analysts and investors were asked which Dutch based companies and professionals excel in the field of Investor Relations to their opinion. Last year’s winners were excluded from participation. Based on the results of this study, an independent specialist jury consisting of Corné van Zeijl (ACTIAM), Henk Slotboom (the IDEA!), Holger Weeda (BNP Paribas IP), Maarten Hartog (Teslin) and Willem Burgers (Add Value Fund) selected the winners.

The jury



"The basis of Investor Relations of companies and professionals is and remains to continuously inform analysts, shareholders and other financial stakeholders in the right way about the company. The IR professional is an important instrument herein and can add a lot of value for a company. A good IR-policy can make the difference by engaging in a dialogue in all situations, by listening and by taking the right actions. Investors appreciate this quality and this is reflected in this year’s nominations.


The jury took all these criteria into careful consideration and came unanimously to a decision. The jury is of the opinion that the general level of Investor Relations in the Netherlands is high and that it has increased considerably in the past years. We hope that these awards will be an incentive for companies to continue to increase the level of Investor Relations."