Our Supervisory Board

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Nils Smedegaard Andersen, Chairman (photo)

Nils Smedegaard Andersen

(1958, Danish) Chairman
Initial appointment: 2018
Current term of office: 2018-2022

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Unilever N.V. and Unilever plc.;
and member of the Board of Directors of BP plc. (until March 18, 2020);
Former CEO of A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S;
Former CEO and President of Carlsberg A/S.

Our Supervisory Board – Sue Clark (photo)

Sue Clark

(1964, British)
Initial appointment: 2017
Current term of office: 2017-2021

Non-executive Director of Britvic plc., Bakkavor Group plc., Tulchan Communications LLP and Imperial Brands plc.;
Former Managing Director Europe SABMiller plc.;
Former Director of Corporate Affairs Railtrack plc. and Scottish Power plc.

Our Supervisory Board – Byron E. Grote (photo)

Byron E. Grote

(1948, American and British) Vice-Chairman
Initial appointment: 2014
Current term of office: 2018-2022

Non-executive Director of Anglo-American plc., Standard Chartered plc. and Tesco plc.;
Former non-executive Director of Unilever N.V. and Unilever plc.;
Former Board member BP plc.

Our Supervisory Board – Michiel Jaski (photo)

Michiel Jaski

(1959, Dutch)
Initial appointment: 2017
Current term of office: 2017-2021

Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of UNICA Group B.V., Faber Halbertsma Group B.V. and Rhoon, Pendrecht & Cortgene B.V.;
Former CEO of OFFICEFIRST Immobilien A.G. and Grontmij N.V.;
Former member of the Executive Board of ARCADIS N.V.

Our Supervisory Board – Pamela Kirby (photo)

Pamela Kirby

(1953, British)
Initial appointment: 2016
Current term of office: 2016-2020

Non-executive Director at Reckitt Benckiser plc., Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc. and DCC plc.;
Senior Independent Director at Victrex plc. (until February 2020);
Former CEO of Quintiles Transnational Corp.;
Former senior executive at Astra Zeneca plc. and F. Hoffman-La Roche.

Our Supervisory Board – Jolanda Poots-Bijl (photo)

Jolanda Poots-Bijl

(1969, Dutch)
Initial appointment: 2019
Current term of office: 2019-2023

CFO of Royal van Oord;
Member of the Supervisory Board of Pon Holdings B.V.;
Former member of the Supervisory Board of N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie;
Former member of the Supervisory Board of Blokker Holding B.V.

Our Supervisory Board – Dick Sluimers (photo)

Dick Sluimers

(1953, Dutch)
Initial appointment: 2015
Current term of office: 2019-2023

Member of the Supervisory Boards of NIBC Bank N.V. and Euronext N.V.;
Member of the Board of Directors of FWD Group Limited;
Trustee of the Erasmus University Trust;
Member of the Board of Governors of the State Academy of Finance and Economics;
Former CEO of APG Group;
Former member of the Supervisory Board of Atradius N.V.

Our Supervisory Board – Patrick Thomas (photo)

Patrick Thomas

(1957, British)
Initial appointment: 2017
Current term of office: 2017-2021

Chairman of Johnson Matthey plc.;
Non-executive Director Aliaxis S.A.;
Former Chairman and CEO of Covestro A.G. and Bayer MaterialScience A.G.;
Former non-executive Director of BG Group plc.;
Former President of Specialties, Huntsman International LLC;
Former CEO Polyurethanes division of ICI plc.

Our Supervisory Board – Ben Verwaayen (photo)

Ben Verwaayen

(1952, Dutch)
Initial appointment: 2012
Current term of office: 2016-2020

Non-executive Director of Ofcom;
Former CEO of Alcatel-Lucent;
Former Chief Executive/Chairman of the Board’s Operating Committee of BT Group;
Former member of the Board of Directors of Bharti Airtel Ltd.