Jeroen van der Veer

Jeroen van der Veer

Jeroen van der Veer has spent the main part of his career with Shell, commencing in 1971 and becoming Managing Director of Shell Nederland BV in 1992 and then President/CEO of Shell Chemicals Co. in 1995.

In July 1997 he was appointed Group MD for Royal Dutch Shell Group.

He became CEO of Royal Dutch Shell NV/PLC in 2004, a position he held until 2009.

Board Mandates

Mr van der Veer has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Boskalis Westminster Groep since May 2015 and of Statoil AB in Norway since March 2016.

Since May 2011 Mr van der Veer is Independent Chairman of ING Groep. He is a member of their Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Risk, Remunerations and Corporate Governance Committees.

He is also an Independent Chairman with Koninklijke Philips NV since March 2011.

He was a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Unilever from 2002 to 2009 and then the Senior Independent and Vice Chairman until 2011.He was also a Supervisory Board member of the Dutch Central Bank (2000-2004).

Mr van der Veer is a Supervisory board member of Het Concertgebouw NV.

He has been a member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology since 2012.

Since 2013 he has been the Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the Technical University of Delft.


In 2009 Mr van der Veer was given the Queen’s Award ‘Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau’.

He is an Honorary Citizen of Singapore.

He has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria).

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