Dr Jeroen van der Veer is Chairman of Koninklijke Philips NV and Boskalis Westminster Group. He is Deputy Chair of Equinor ASA (previously Statoil ASA).
Jeroen was previously CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc, Chairman of ING Groep NV and Vice Chairman of Unilever. He was also a Supervisory Board member of the Dutch Central Bank.
He spent the main part of his career with Shell in a variety of roles, including Managing Director of Shell Nederland BV, President/CEO of Shell Chemicals Co., Group MD for Royal Dutch Shell Group and subsequently CEO of Royal Dutch Shell NV/plc.
Sidney Taurel is the current Chairman of Pearson plc, the world’s largest publishing and education company. He is also a Board Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee at IBM Corporation, Chairman Emeritus at Eli Lilly & Co and an Advisory Board member of the Spanish pharmaceutical company Almirall SA.
Claudio Costamagna is Executive Chairman of CC & Soci and he sits on the Board of FTI Consulting, a business advisory group listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and three Italian private companies: Italiana Petroli SpA, Finarvedi SpA, holding company of the Arvedi Group and Salini Costruttori SpA, holding company of the Italian industrial group Webuild.
Dr Chris Gibson-Smith is Vice Chairman of UBS Investment Bank. Chris brings 50 years of business experience across a wide range of industries. He was Chairman of the London Stock Exchange plc, Chairman of the UK’s National Air Traffic Services, Chairman of The British Land Company plc, Chairman of Partnership Assurance plc, and Chairman of Just Group plc.