In reviewing the scope of Jellie’s role, Triodos Bank has decided to split her role into a COO role – focusing on the operating side of the bank – and a Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) role - focusing on the commercial side of the bank.This brings the total number of Executive Board members to five. The Supervisory Board has initiated the recruitment process for both the COO and the CCO roles.

Aart de Geus, Chair of the Supervisory Board commented:Since joining Triodos Bank in 2013, Jellie has been at the forefront of the drive to further grow and develop Triodos Bank into the European value-based frontrunner bank it is today. She played a leading role in maturing the business and operating model of the bank, in a context of increasing challenges both from markets and sector regulation. Under her leadership, Triodos Bank’s position has been strengthened across the European network. We want to thank Jellie for her dedication to Triodos Bank and wish her well in her new endeavours.”

Peter Blom, CEO and Chair of the Executive Board: “Jellie has been a real team player with a deep connection to the mission of the bank, providing leadership, energy and power to translate that mission into reality. We respect her decision to step down from her role role and will follow her next steps with great interest.”

Jellie Banga, COO and Vice-Chair of the Executive Board: “Since its founding in 1980, Triodos has paved the way in financing change and changing finance, serving society to work towards a more sustainable and inclusive world with human dignity at the very core. Being part of the leadership of this amazing institution has been a true privilege. I would like to thank our co-workers and the wider Triodos community for their strong commitment and co-operation in realising the Triodos mission.”

Following the announcement of 22 September 2020, the bank confirms that Peter Blom will step down from his role as CEO and Chair of the Executive Board effective the end of the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of Triodos Bank N.V. on 21 May 2021.The Supervisory Board expects to be able to announce the nomination of the successor well in advance of the AGM.

Additional information:

  1. The current composition of the Executive Board of Triodos Bank N.V. is: Peter Blom (CEO and Chair), Jellie Banga (COO and vice-chair), André Haag (CFO) and Carla van der Weerdt (CRO).
  2. CV of Jellie Banga:
    Jellie Banga has been a statutory member of the Executive Board of Triodos Bank N.V. since September 2014. She is Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chair of the Executive Board. She was first appointed to the Executive Board as a non-statutory member in 2013. In her role Jellie oversees the commercial as well as operational running and development of Triodos Bank in the five countries the bank operates in. Jellie Banga is Statutory Director of Triodos Ventures B.V., member of the Board of Stichting Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation and Stichting Triodos Holding and member of the Advisory Council of the “Finance and the Common Good” programme of the Sustainable Finance Lab. Before joining Triodos Bank Jellie worked at ING since 1999, most recently as Director Products & Operations for Business Lending in the Netherlands. Before that she was active in various roles in commerce, strategy and operations.