Jacco Minnaar is currently Chair of the Management Board of Triodos Investment Management and Nico Kronemeijer is currently Group Director ICT of Triodos Bank N.V.
The Dutch Central Bank has approved the proposed appointments. The Works Council of Triodos Bank has given positive advice regarding the intended appointments.
After the appointments the Executive Board will consist of Jeroen Rijpkema (CEO and Chair), Andre Haag (CFO), Carla van der Weerdt (CRO), Jacco Minnaar (CCO) and Nico Kronemeijer (COO).
Aart de Geus, Chair of the Supervisory Board: "The Supervisory Board is very pleased with the nomination of Jacco Minnaar and Nico Kronemeijer. Two strong candidates who are fully familiar with - and committed to our mission, will bring the right skill set and energy to fully explore the benefits we expect from our earlier decision to create separate roles for the COO and CCO.”
CEO and Chair of the Executive Board Jeroen Rijpkema: “I am pleased that Triodos Bank is in a position to nominate internal candidates for these roles. With the nomination of Jacco Minnaar and Nico Kronemeijer, the Executive Board will be at full strength and be well-positioned to chart the next phase of the bank’s strategy. I look forward to our cooperation, joining forces to ensure that Triodos remains fully equipped to fulfil our mission.”
Nominees for the Supervisory Board
The Supervisory Board has nominated Danielle Melis and Susanne Hannestad as new members, replacing Fieke van der Lecq, who stepped down in May 2021 and a second appointment to strengthen the strategic capacity with IT expertise and to contribute to the international diversity of the SB.
The Supervisory Board will propose to the EGM to appoint Danielle Melis and Susanne Hannestad as members of the Supervisory Board of Triodos Bank.
The Dutch Central Bank has approved the proposed appointments. The Works Council of Triodos Bank has confirmed it supports the intended appointments.
After the appointments the Supervisory Board will consist of Aart de Geus (chair), Mike Nawas (vice-chair), Dineke Oldenhof, Ernst-Jan Boers, Sébastien D’Hondt, Danielle Melis and Susanne Hannestad.
Nominees for SAAT
Stichting Administratiekantoor Aandelen Triodos Bank, SAAT, has nominated Roelien Ritsema van Eck and Tarique Arsiwalla as new members of the Board. The addition of new members of the board is in line with the resignation rota. The Depository Receipt holders of Triodos Bank will be asked to appoint Roelien Ritsema van Eck and Tarique Arsiwalla during the meeting of Depository Receipt holders, which will take place on 28 September 2021.
The Dutch Central Bank has approved the proposed appointments.
After the appointments, the Board of SAAT will consist of Josephine de Zwaan, Jolande Sap, Koen Schoors, Mercedes Valcarcel, Roelien Ritsema van Eck and Tarique Arsiwalla. Due to personal circumstances, Willem Lageweg has decided to step down from the Board of SAAT after the Depository Receipt Holder Meeting of 28 September 2021.
Abridged CVs of the candidates
Candidates for the Executive Board:
Abridged CV of Jacco Minnaar - CCO
Jacco Minnaar (1971) is currently Managing Director for Triodos Investment Management (“Triodos IM”), a role he has held since June 2017 and he is Chair of the Management Board since January 2019. He started working for Triodos IM in October 2006. Prior to his current position as Chair, he served Triodos across various functions including Director of Energy and Climate, Fund Manager of Triodos Fair Share Fund, and Regional Manager of Africa and Latin America.
Jacco Minnaar has over 25 years of experience in the financial sector and asset management industry. Before joining Triodos, he managed the Financial Markets Development Programme of International Finance Corporation (IFC) in the Mekong region.
Jacco Minnaar is of Dutch nationality and owns 20 Triodos Bank Depository Receipts.
Abridged CV of Nico Kronemeijer - COO
Nico Kronemeijer (1964) is currently Group Director ICT of Triodos Bank N.V., a role which he has held since joining the bank in 2013. In this role, Nico is responsible for the entire ICT backbone of the Triodos Bank core banking system, data warehousing, ICT security and software development of mobile and desktop applications. Prior to joining Triodos Bank, Nico Kronemeijer was Director ICT at Friesland Bank NV, among others.
In addition to his work commitments, Nico is active as member of the Supervisory Board of the Art Centre ‘it Toanhus’ in Friese Meren.
Nico is of Dutch nationality and owns 7 Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.
Candidates for the Supervisory Board
Abridged CV of Danielle Melis
Daniëlle Melis (1972) holds various board positions in the financial sector and is actively involved in organisations and initiatives that contribute to society through their mission. Daniëlle Melis is a Board Member of General Pension Fund Stap. She is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Kempen Capital Management Investment Funds; Blue Sky Group Holding; and Pension Fund for Medical Specialists (SPMS). Danielle Melis is currently Chair of the Board of Stichting Madurodam, the foundation that holds 100% of the shares of Madurodam BV, the miniature park in the Hague. Daniëlle Melis is a senior fellow at the International Center for Financial Law & Governance. She is a member of the Disciplinary Council of the Dutch Securities Institute (DSI) and member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). Daniëlle Melis started her career in the financial sector working for MeesPierson, NIBC and Rabobank.
Daniëlle Melis is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank Depository Receipts.
Abridged CV of Susanne Hannestad
Susanne Hannestad (1961) is currently the CEO of Fintech Mundi AS, a company advising high potential financial technology companies. She is also Chair of the Board at Neonomics AS, providing the next generation of open banking across Europe; Board Director of Crunchfish AB, a technology company developing software innovations and Non-Executive Board Director at Monty Mobile Ltd, a leading value-added-service & telecom solutions company. She is an experienced international executive and board director in the industries of Financial Services, Financial Technology, Financial Inclusion, Cards, Payments, and Insurance. She is a former Board Director at Nordax Group AB, a Nordic specialist bank for consumer lending in Northern Europe; and former Executive Chairman at Zwipe AS, a pioneer company providing biometric contactless payments experience globally; and she was Advisory Board member at Mastercard Europe, providing payments solutions across Europe. Susanne Hannestad is of Norwegian nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank Depository Receipts.
Candidates for the Board of SAAT
Abridged CV of Roelien Ritsema van Eck
Roelien Ritsema van Eck (1975) is currently member of the Executive Board of De Alliantie, a Dutch housing corporation. She is also member of the Supervisory Board of IJsselland Hospital and Care Group Sint Maarten. Prior to that she was member of the Executive Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam (until 2021). She is an experienced banker and worked at ABN Amro (1999-2018) in various positions such as Director Real Estate & Facility Management, Director Payments and Director Credits.
Roelien Ritsema van Eck is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank Depository Receipts.
Abridged CV of Tarique Arsiwalla
Tarique Arsiwalla (1975) is co-founder and member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Protix, the world-leading producer of sustainable insect-based proteins and lipids, recognised by the World Economic Forum as Technology Pioneer in 2015. He is the Head of Strategy & Business Development of Vermaat Groep B.V., providing tailor-made hospitality solutions. He is also investor in innovations that create environmental and health impact. Tarique Arsiwalla is an experienced leader, starting his professional career at ING, the management consulting firm McKinsey and until 2019 as CCO of Protix.
Tarique Arsiwalla is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank Depository Receipts.