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Dr Hans Wijers

Dr Hans Wijers

Experienced Chair: AEX, BEL-20 Institutional, EURO STOXX 50, Euronext 100, Public Sector, Private Sector, Charities
Experienced CEO: Public Sector

  • 18 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in pharmaceuticals, chemicals, beverages, oil and gas, financial services, private equity
  • Experience as Audit Committee Chair, Corporate Governance Committee Chair, Nomination Committee Chair, Remuneration Committee Chair, Risk Committee Chair, CSR Committee member, Finance Committee member, Transactions Committee member
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Current Positions

Dr Hans Wijers is Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of ING Group NV, a member of the Supervisory Board of Hal Holding NV and a member of the Temasek European Advisory Panel of Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd.

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Hans started his professional life as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, where he received a Ph.D. in Economics. After a career in strategy consulting, he went on to serve as Minister for Economic Affairs in the Dutch government, a post he held for 4 years.

Hans was previously Chief Executive Officer and member of the Executive Board of Akzo Nobel NV. 

He has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heineken NV, Deputy Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc, a Board member at GlaxoSmithKline plc and Senior Partner and Chairman of the Dutch office of the Boston Consulting Group.

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David Jiménez-Blanco

David Jiménez-Blanco

David Jiménez-Blanco is Vice Chairman of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, Chairman of the Madrid Stock Exchange and Chairman of Gawa Capital Partners SGEIC, SA.  He is also an Independent Board Member of SIX Group AG (the owner and operator of the Swiss and Spanish Stock Exchange) and of Arima Real Estate SOCIMI SA, and a Member of the Board of Trustees at Fundacion Pablo Horstmann.

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Staffan Bohman

Staffan Bohman

Staffan Bohman is currently Chair of Electrolux AB, The Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce. He is also Board member of Atlas Copco AB where he chairs the Audit committee.

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Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher is Chairman of Rightmove plc and a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee for Marks and Spencer plc. He was previously CEO and Chairman of Shazam and a Non-Executive Director of Merlin Entertainments plc and Moneysupermarket plc.

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Eldar Sætre

Eldar Sætre

Eldar Saetre recently stepped down as CEO of Equinor ASA,  the largest oil and gas group on the Norwegian continental shelf. Eldar is a member of the board of Subsea 7 SA, Strømberg Gruppen AS and Trucknor AS.

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