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.
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.