Tom de Swaan

Tom de Swaan

Tom de Swaan has served in the banking industry of the Netherlands for over 40 years. He joined De Nederlandsche Bank NV in 1972 and from 1986 until 1998 was a member of the Governing Board.

In January 1999 he became a member of the managing board and Chief Financial Officer of ABN AMRO Bank and after his retirement in 2006 he continued to be an adviser to the Managing Board until June 2007.

Between 1987 and 1988, he was Chairman of the Amsterdam Financial Center and from 1995 to 1997, Chairman of the banking supervisory sub-committee of the European Monetary Institute.

Mr de Swaan was a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision from 1991 to 1996 and was its Chairman from 1997 to 1998. He was also a Non-Executive Director of the UK's Financial Services Authority from January 2001 until the end of 2006.

From 2006 until May 2015 he was a Non-Executive Director of the board of GlaxoSmithKline plc.

From 2008 until February 2016 Mr de Swaan was a member of the Supervisory Board of Van Lanschot NV, the holding company of F. van Lanschot Bankiers, an independent Dutch bank. He also served as its Chairman until December 2015.

Board Mandates

Tom de Swaan is Chairman of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, having been a member of the Board since April 2006. In March 2012 he was elected Vice-Chairman, then Chairman of the Board in September 2013. In addition he has been Chief Executive Officer a.i. from December 2015 to early March 2016.

He is Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal DSM, a Netherlands-based global life sciences and material sciences group.

Mr de Swaan is Chairman of the board of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and acts as Director of certain other non-profit organisations.

He is also a member of the IIF Board of Directors, the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR) and the Advisory Board of the China Banking Regulatory Commission in Beijing.


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