The Supervisory Board supervises and reviews the policies pursued by the Executive Board, the development of Triodos Bank’s operations and the realisation of its mission. In addition, it assists the Executive Board by providing advice.
The Supervisory Board is composed so that its members are able to act independently, both from one another and the Executive Board. The Supervisory Board is also organised so that members are independent of any other particular or partial interest that relates to the bank. The Supervisory Board operates under the Supervisory Board Charter; the Charters of the Supervisory Board Committees and the Profile of the Supervisory Board Membership are also part of this Charter. The Resignation Rota of the Supervisory Board can be found here.
Aart de Geus (1955), Chair
Aart de Geus is Chair of Triodos Bank’s Supervisory Board, Chair of the Nomination Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee. He is Chair and CEO of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, a German think-tank, President of the Bertelsmann Foundation North America, member of the Advisory Panel of SITRA Public Foundation in Helsinki, Chairman of the Kuratorium of the Reinhard Mohn Institute and member of the Advisory Council of Centrum Hochschulentwicklung. He is member of the Advisory Board of NOW and Planbureau Leefomgeving and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Stichting SBI. Previously, he was Deputy Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Minister of Social Affairs and Employment in the Dutch Government (2002-2007). He was also a partner at Boer & Croon Strategy & Management Group and worked for the Industriebond CNV and Vakcentrale CNV.
Aart de Geus was first appointed in 2014 and his present term expires in 2022. He is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.
Ernst-Jan Boers (1966)
Ernst-Jan Boers is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. He was Chief Executive Officer at SNS Retail Bank until March 2014 where he previously also held the position of Chief Financial Risk Officer. He worked at ABN AMRO Hypotheken Groep B.V. until March 2007 including a role as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that he worked at Reaal Groep N.V. as the head of Internal Audit and as a Controller. Ernst-Jan Boers is Board Member of Stichting Nationaal Energiebespaarfonds, a financial member of the Board of Coöperatie Medische Staf Gelre U.A., a member of the Supervisory Board of Coöperatie Univé U.A., a member of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Fonds Duurzaam Funderingsherstel and Chair of the Board of AHOLD Delhaize Pension fund.
Ernst-Jan Boers was first appointed in 2014 and his present term expires in 2022. He is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.
Sébastien D‘Hondt (1964)
Sébastien D‘Hondt is member of the Audit and Risk Committee. He is partner at Ernest Partners, a company advising multinational companies on worldwide Key Account Management and Sales Optimisation Programme. He is also investor in digital tech scale ups. Prior to that he worked at ING Bank for more than twenty years in Belgium and the Netherlands in various positions such as Head of Corporate Clients Belux and Managing Director Capital Structuring & Advisory at Wholesale Banking, as Head of M&A at Corporate Finance and as Director Business Center, ING Midcorps Belgium and in Risk Management. Sébastien D’Hondt started his career at Bank Brussel Lambert (BBL).
Sébastien D‘Hondt was first appointed in December 2019 and his present term expires in 2024. He is of Belgian nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.
Fieke van der Lecq (1966)
Fieke van der Lecq is Vice-Chair of Triodos Bank’s Supervisory Board, member of the Audit and Risk Committee, member of the Nomination Committee and chair of the Remuneration Committee. She graduated in economics and business economics, and holds a PhD in monetary economics from Groningen University. Currently, she is part-time Professor of Pension Markets at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Fieke van der Lecq is owner of Ecovisie, a member of the Supervisory Board and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Confectionery Industry Pension Fund, member of the Supervisory Board of Arriva Netherlands and Chair of the Board of Foundation KDP (KPMG Deferred Payments). At the same time Fieke van der Lecq is an independent (‘crown’) member of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER), academic member of the Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group (OPSG) of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), Chair of the editorial board of Netspar, Chair of the SCOOR foundation and Academic director of VU programme Risk Management for Financial Institutions. Prior to this Fieke van der Lecq held various positions in academia, business, and policy making.
Fieke van der Lecq was first appointed in 2017 and her present term expires in 2021. She is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.
Mike Nawas (1964)
Mike Nawas is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. He is co-founder of Bishopsfield Capital Partners Ltd (BCP), a financial consultancy based in London. Mike Nawas has been Associate Professor Financial Markets at Nyenrode Business University since 2011. Prior to that he worked at ABN AMRO Bank for twenty years in various positions, including from 2005 as group director worldwide responsible for helping clients access the credit markets via loans, bonds or structured finance. Since 2013 he has been Chair of the Foundation Akademeia. Mike Nawas is a former member of the Board of Stichting Administratiekantoor Aandelen Triodos Bank (SAAT).
Mike Nawas was first appointed in 2019 and his present term expires in 2023. He is of Dutch and US nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.
Dineke Oldenhof (1958)
Dineke Oldenhof is member of the Nomination Committee and the Compensation Committee. She joined the National Police in 2008, where she became HRM Director in 2011. Since 2014 she has been a Special Councilor of the National Police. She has been Director of Operations of the Police Academy since February 2018. Dineke Oldenhof is a member of the Supervisory Board of the regional health centre, Widar. Previously she held various positions in a retail, political and educational environment as well as in financial services, such as holding director HR at Maxeda, director HR at Interpay, organisational consultant to the executive board of ING Group and trainer/manager at the Vrije Hogeschool.
Dineke Oldenhof was first appointed in 2018 and her present term expires in 2022. She is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.