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Dr Hans Wijers

Dr Hans Wijers

Experienced Chairman: 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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Jean-Louis Chaussade

Jean-Louis Chaussade

Jean-Louis Chaussade is Chairman of JLCH Conseil, Special Advisor of Accuracy, Chairman of the board of the Université Technologique de Compiègne, Non-Executive Board member of Kaufman & Broad SA and is a Director of Criteria Caixaholding SAU, in addition to other appointments. He was previously the Chairman and CEO of Suez.

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Staffan Bohman

Staffan Bohman

Staffan Bohman is currently Chair of Electrolux AB, Upplands Motor Holding 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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Peter Livanos

Peter Livanos

Peter Livanos is Chairman of Gaslog Ltd, Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises Ltd, EnergyLog Ltd, DryLog Ltd and TankLog Ltd. He is a Partner of MW&L and holds directorships and memberships in various international companies and committees. He is a member of the Council of the American Bureau of Shipping and chairman of the Greek National Committee. Peter is also a member of the Board of Trustees for New York-Presbyterian Hospital. 

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Philippe Varin CBE

Philippe Varin CBE

Philippe Varin is the Chairman of Suez, a world’s leading environmental company dedicated to water and waste management, Chairman of France Industrie and Vice Chairman of the Conseil National de l’Industrie. He is also an Independent Director on the Boards of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Saint Joseph Paris Hospital.

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