Born January 11, 1951. A Dutch national, appointed a Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from January 2009.
He was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management of AkzoNobel N.V. from 2003 to 2012, having become a Board member in 2002. From 1999 to 2002, he was Senior Partner at The Boston Consulting Group. He was Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs from 1994 to 1998, and was previously Managing Partner of The Boston Consulting Group. He obtained a PhD in economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam while teaching there.
He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AFC Ajax N.V. and the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V., a member of the Supervisory Board of HAL Holding N.V., a Non-executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc and a trustee of various charities.
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