Date of Birth: 7 December 1961
Jelle Hannema lives in Langbroek near Utrecht with his partner. He is a passionate cyclist in his spare time.
Jelle Hannema studied law until 1985, specializing in Legal Administrative science, at Amsterdam University. After graduating, he joined the internationally active engineering and consulting firm DHV, now Royal HaskoningDHV. Within DHV, he fulfilled various positions, including strategic consultant and senior adviser environment, management and zoning and development. Subsequently, Mr. Hannema worked in various Board positions within DHV for ten years. During his period with DHV, he was involved in the reconstruction of the Roombeek area in Enschede that was devastated by a fireworks factory disaster.
On 1 January 2014, he started in the position of Asset Management Manager with Vitens.
Since 1 September 2017, Jelle Hannema is the Chairman of the Executive Board of Vitens. His portfolio includes Asset Management, Governance & Legal Support, Business Development, Communication, Human Resources, Design & Construction, Extraction & Treatment and Vitens Evides International