Our Supervisory Board

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Nils Smedegaard Andersen

1958, DK

Initial appointment: 2018
Term of office: 2022-2026*

Chair of the Board of Directors of Unilever plc.

*As announced on November 22, 2022, Nils Smedegaard Andersen will step down after the 2023 AGM

Byron Grote

Deputy Chair
1948, US and UK

Initial appointment: 2014
Term of office: 2022-2024

Non-executive Director of Tesco plc.,
IHG (International Hotels Group) and Inchcape plc.

Ester Baiget

1971, ES

Initial appointment:: 2022
Term of office: 2022-2026

CEO and President of Novozymes A/S
Member of Business Council for United Nations
Board of Trustees and Sustainability Champion of US Council for International Business
Chair of Climate Partnership for Life Science and Biotech Ministry of Industry
Board member of B tech

Hans Van Bylen

1961, BE

Initial appointment: 2022
Term of office: 2022-2026

Independent Director and Chair of the Board of Directors at Ontex Group N.V.
Member of the Supervisory Board at Lanxess AG
Non-executive member of the Board of Directors at Etex N.V.

Dr. Pamela Kirby

1953, UK

Initial appointment: 2016
Term of office: 2020-2024

Non-executive Director at Reckitt Benckiser plc. and Bunzl Plc.

Jolanda Poots-Bijl

1969, NL

Initial appointment: 2019
Term of office: 2019-2023

CFO of Royal van Oord
Member of the Supervisory Board of Pon Holdings B.V.

Dick Sluimers

1953, NL

Initial appointment: 2015
Term of office: 2019-2023

Deputy Chair of Supervisory Board of Euronext N.V.
Chair of the Supervisory Boards of Euronext Amsterdam and NIBC Bank N.V.
Member of Boards of Directors of FWD Group Limited and State Academy of Finance and Economics
Trustee of Erasmus University Trust Fund
Senior Advisor to Bank of America Europe DAC

Patrick Thomas

1957, UK

Initial appointment: 2017
Term of office: 2021-2025

Chair of Johnson Matthey plc.
Member of the Supervisory Board of Covestro A.G.