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Supervisory Board

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.

Supervisory Board

mr. A.J. de Geus (1955), Chair

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Aart Jan de Geus is Chair of the bank’s Supervisory Board and a Member of Triodos Bank's Nomination and Compensation Committee. He is Chair and CEO of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, a German think-tank. Before, he was Deputy Secretary-General at the Organization 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 Jan de Geus was first appointed in 2014 and his present term expires in 2018. He is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

mr. E.J. Boers (1966)

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Ernst-Jan Boers is a Member of Triodos Bank’s 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. He is Chair of the Board of Stichting Nationaal Energiebespaarfonds, a Member of the Board of Coöperatie Medische Staf Gelre U.A. and a Member of the Supervisory Board of Coöperatie Univé U.A. and Stichting Fonds Duurzaam Funderingsherstel.

Ernst-Jan Boers was first appointed in 2014 and his present term expires in 2018. He is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

mr. U.J. Philipp (1964)

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Udo Philipp is a Member of Triodos Bank’s Nomination and Compensation Committee. He is an advisor to Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament in Brussels, and Dr. Gerhard Schick, Member of the Bundestag in Berlin (both German Green Party). He is nonexecutive Chairman of Institut für Finanzdienstleistungen, a think tank promoting sustainable and consumer friendly financial services. He was Managing Director and Founding Partner of the German subsidiary of EQT Partners based in Munich and held various senior positions at EQT. Prior to this Udo Philipp was CFO of Bertelsmann Professional Information, Munich and CEO of its medical publishing division, Private Secretary to the Federal Minister of Economics and consultant. He started his career in corporate banking with Dresdner Bank.

Udo Philipp was first appointed in 2015 and his present term expires in 2019. He is of German nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

ms. C.J. van der Weerdt (1964)


Carla van der Weerdt is Chair of Triodos Bank's Audit and Risk committee. She is the owner and Director of Accent Organisatie Advies B.V. She had a banking career for fifteen years in ABN AMRO Bank NV, amongst others as the CFO/COO of Global Transaction Banking, as the Global Head of Operational Risk Management and as the Global Head of Risk Management & Compliance in Asset Management. Carla van der Weerdt is a Member of the Supervisory Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of BinckBank N.V. and the Habion Foundation. Furthermore she is a member of the Supervisory Boards of DSW Zorgverzekeraar U.A. and Hogeschool InHolland and she is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Court of Gelderland. 

Carla van der Weerdt was first appointed in 2010 and her present term expires in 2018. She is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

mr. G.E. Page (1965)

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Gary Page is a non-executive director, and since 2013 the chair, of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. Before that he was the chair of Trustees of the Hoffman Foundation for Autism and the Ian Mikardo High School Charitable Trust. From 1994-2008 Gary Page held various senior positions at ABN AMRO, such as CEO Global Markets, global head of Commercial Banking, global head Portfolio Management and head of UK Structured Finance. Gary Page started his career at Barclays Bank.

Gary Page is of British nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.

ms. S.G. van der Lecq (1966)

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Fieke van der Lecq 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. Via her vehicle Ecovisie, she is member of the Supervisory Board and the Audit Committee and Risk Committee of Delta Lloyd NV, member of the Supervisory Board and the Audit and Risk Committee of Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance, chairman of Supervisory Board of the Confectionery Industry Pension Fund and chairman of Supervisory Board of the Robeco pension fund. 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), member of the committee on financial reporting and accounting of the Financial Markets Authority, chairman of the editorial board of Netspar, chairman of the SCOOR foundation, and member of the Board of Advisors of the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development. She is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Birdlife Netherlands and chairman of its audit committee. Prior to this Fieke van der Lecq held various positions in academia, business, and policy making.

Fieke van der Lecq is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.

mr. A.J. de Geus

Aart-Jan de Geus

Annual General Meeting

Triodos Bank is keen to be in regular, open dialogue with our depository receipt holders.

Annual Report 2016

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Find out how sustainable banking made a difference in 2016.