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HAL Trust

Johan van Walbeeckplein 11A
599 9 4615 002

Full Time Employees52,352

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Melchert Frans GrootChairman of Exec. Board - HAL Holding NVN/AN/A1959
Mr. Arie A. van't HofCFO & Member of Exec. Board - HAL Holding NVN/AN/AN/A
Mr. J. N. Van WiechenMember of Exec. Board - HAL Holding NVN/AN/A1972
Amounts are as of and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


HAL Trust, through its subsidiaries, primarily owns and operates optical retail chains in Europe, North America, Asia, and internationally. The company also supplies timber products and building materials through 103 outlets; produces composite panels for façade cladding, as well as laboratory and office furniture; manufactures panels for various interior surfaces, such as kitchens and retail furniture; and distributes liquefied natural gas. In addition, it manufactures and sells orthopedic and other medical devices; operates a network of 34 specialized care centers and various fitting locations; publishes the Dutch financial newspaper, Het Financieele Dagblad, as well as operates BNR Nieuwsradio, a radio station; and offers horticultural communication products and services to growers, garden centers, and retailers. Further, the company develops and produces identification and timing equipment for sports events under the MYLAPS brand; provides business process outsourcing and factoring services for the Dutch health care sector; offers training for pilots using flight simulators; and sells hearing aids. Additionally, it operates 68 tank storage terminals; manufactures and distributes optical frames and sunglasses; develops and rents multi-family properties and office buildings in Seattle; and provides temporary staffing agency services. The company also offers dredging, maritime infrastructure, and maritime services; and floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry, as well as financial and shipping services. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 7,095 optical stores, including 1,198 franchise stores; and 31 gas tankers. HAL Trust was founded in 1873 and is based in Willemstad, Curaçao.

Corporate Governance

HAL Trust’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of N/A is N/A. The pillar scores are Audit: N/A; Board: N/A; Shareholder Rights: N/A; Compensation: N/A.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.