Soben makes sixth director-level appointment this year

Pieter Schaap

CONSTRUCTION cost consultancy Soben has announced a further expansion of its senior team with the appointment of Pieter Schaap as director.

Pieter is the sixth director-level appointment to be made by Soben this year, with the organisation revealing that further growth is planned in the coming months.

He joins from Yondr Group, where he was supply chain director for the APAC region. Soben said he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role, including in oil and gas, petrochemical, and data centre sectors, and has a background in mission critical environments.

Pieter’s initial responsibilities include the formation of supply chain workstreams, sustainability transformations and organisational changes, and creating development activities that relate to Soben’s key clients.

Pieter, who was born and raised in the Netherlands, said, “Having the opportunity to work with clients around the globe and add real value to our industry is something I have always enjoyed. Soben is enabling me to do what I love, and I am looking forward to making a strong impact.”

Scott Smyth, Soben founder and group CEO, added, “I am delighted to welcome Pieter to the Soben team and know he will do an excellent job in overseeing the development of our global supply chain. Pieter’s extensive leadership and knowledge in driving successful procurement strategies will benefit our clients and their stakeholders tremendously.

“He also has fantastic relationship-building skills, which will help to further cement our strong ties with our current client base across the world. I believe Pieter’s hire is a real statement of intent and perfectly demonstrates our underlying ambitions to build and develop a global company that offers the marketplace something different.”

Soben is targeting 1,000 staff globally by 2027 to support growth in current locations and expansion into additional territories.