The Dutch Central Bank has approved the proposed appointment of Franca Vossen. The Works Council of Triodos Bank has been informed.

The appointment is intended for a period of up to one year. Franca Vossen will temporarily replace the current CRO, Carla van der Weerdt, who is expected to require a recovery period of up to 12 months from the health impact of long COVID-19.

After the appointment the Executive Board will consist of Jeroen Rijpkema (CEO and Chair), Andre Haag (CFO), Franca Vossen (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 Franca Vossen as interim CRO. She is very experienced across the breadth of areas related to risk management and compliance. We expect her to make a valuable contribution to the Executive Board and Triodos Bank as a whole. We would also like to wish Carla van der Weerdt a speedy recovery”

Jeroen Rijpkema, CEO and Chair of the Executive Board: “The Executive Board is looking forward to working with Franca Vossen. She will bring extensive knowledge and experience. And just as important, she is very committed to the mission of Triodos Bank. We wish Carla van der Weerdt all the best in the coming period and a good and full recovery.”

Abridged CV of Franca Vossen
Franca Vossen currently holds non-executive directorships at Coöperatie VGZ and MeDirect Bank Belgium. She will step down from the latter before the upcoming AGM. From 2017 to 2020, she was CRO and Managing Board Member of LeasePlan Cooperation. Before that she has held various international senior management positions in finance and risk at financial institutions such ABN AMRO, Fortis, ING and De Lage Landen.

She holds a Master’s degree in Russian and German Studies from Leiden University and MBA from EuroMBA. She successfully completed the supervisory board programme of Erasmus University Rotterdam.        

Franca Vossen is of Dutch nationality and does not hold any Triodos Bank depository receipts.