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Board Member Biographies

Executive Board

Peter Blom (1956), CEO, Chair

Peter Blom – CEO Triodos Bank (photo)

Peter Blom has been a statutory member of the Executive Board of Triodos Bank N.V. since 1989 and is Chair of this Board. He is also a Statutory Director of Triodos Ventures BV, member of the Board of Stichting Triodos Holding, Stichting Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation and Triodos Invest CVBA, Chair of the Board of Stichting Global Alliance for Banking on Values, member of the Board of the Dutch Banking Association, co-Chair of the Board of Stichting Sustainable Finance Lab, member of the Board Stichting NatuurCollege and Chair of the Supervisory Board of MVO Nederland. Peter Blom is also a member of the Central Planning Committee of Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB).

He is of Dutch nationality and owns one Triodos Bank depository receipt.

Pierre Aeby (1956), CFO

Pierre Aeby – CFO Triodos Bank (photo)

Pierre Aeby has been a statutory member of the Executive Board of Triodos Bank N.V. since 2000. He is also a Statutory Director of Triodos Ventures BV, member of the Board of Stichting Triodos Holding, Stichting Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation and Triodos Invest CVBA, Chair of the Board of Stichting Triodos Foundation, Director of Triodos Fonds Vzw, Statutory Director of Enclude Holding BV and member of the Board of Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond. Until April 2017 he was also Chair of the Management Board of Triodos SICAV I and Chair of the Management Board of Triodos SICAV II.

He is of Belgian nationality and owns 21 Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Jellie Banga (1974), COO

Jellie Banga – COO Triodos Bank (photo)

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 was first appointed to the Executive Board as a non-statutory member in 2013. Jellie Banga is a member of the Board of Stichting Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation and Stichting Triodos Holding and a member of the Advisory Council of Stichting Lichter.

She is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Supervisory Board

Aart de Geus (1955), Chair

Aart Jan de Geus – Chair of Triodos Bank’s Supervisory Board (photo)

Aart de Geus is Chair of Triodos 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. 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 2018. He is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Carla van der Weerdt (1964), Vice-Chair

Carla van der Weerdt (photo)

Carla van der Weerdt is Chair of Triodos Bank’s Audit and Risk Committee. She is a partner at 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., a member of the Supervisory Board of DSW Zorgverzekeraar U.A., University of Applied Science Inholland and the Habion Foundation and 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.

Ernst-Jan Boers (1966)

Ernst-Jan Boers (photo)

Ernst-Jan Boers is Chair of Triodos Bank’s Nomination and Compensation 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. and a member of the Supervisory Board of 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.

Fieke van der Lecq (1966)

Fieke van der Lecq (photo)

Fieke van der Lecq is a member of Triodos Bank’s Audit and Risk 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 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, member of the Supervisory Board of Arriva Netherlands, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Confectionery Industry Pension Fund, Chair of the Supervisory Board of Robeco pension fund, and Chair of the Board of Foundation KDP (KPMG Deferred Payments) as well as Chair of the SCOOR foundation. 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 and member of the editorial board of SHIFT TO Long term investing. She is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Birdlife Netherlands and Chair of its audit committee. Prior to this Fieke van der Lecq held various positions in academia, business, and civil service.

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.

Gary Page (1965)

Gary Page (photo)

Gary Page is a member of Triodos Bank’s Audit and Risk Committee. He 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 was first appointed in 2017 and his present term expires in 2021. He is of British nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.

Udo Philipp (1964)

Udo Phillip (photo)

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 representatives of the German Green Party). 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, and Private Secretary to the Federal Minister of Economics and consultant. He started his career in corporate banking with Dresdner Bank. Udo Philipp is a non-executive Chair of Institut für Finanzdienstleistungen and a non-executive board member of Oekom Research AG.

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.

Board of SAAT

Josephine de Zwaan (1963), Chair

Josephine de Zwaan, Chair of Triodos Bank’s SAAT (photo)

Josephine de Zwaan is also a member and Chair of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Triodos Holding. She was a lawyer for more than thirteen years, specialising in major real estate projects. During the last five years of that period, she was a member of the partnership (owner) CMS Derks Star Busmann. Since 2000 she has acted in various administrative and supervisory roles in education, health care and culture. She is Chair of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Cito and Fairphone B.V., Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the University of Applied Science Leiden and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Vilans Foundation. She is a member of the Board of Academy for Liberal Arts and an independent advisor to various organisations, in both the public and private sector (including social enterprises).

Josephine de Zwaan was first appointed in 2010 and her present term expires in 2020. She is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Mike Nawas (1964), Vice-Chair

Mike Nawas (photo)

Mike Nawas is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Triodos Holding. He is co-founder of Bishopsfield Capital Partners Ltd (BCP), a financial consultancy based in London. He has been affiliated with Nyenrode Business University in The Netherlands as Associate Professor Financial Markets 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 Academy for Liberal Arts.

Mike Nawas was first appointed in 2014 and his present term expires in 2021. He is of Dutch and US nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Marjatta van Boeschoten (1946)

Marjatta van Boeschoten (photo)

Marjatta van Boeschoten was a member of Triodos Bank Supervisory Board from 2001 to 2009. She was a lawyer of the Supreme Court in England for seven years before becoming a management development consultant. She is director of Phoenix Consultancy and has worked with large organisations in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. She is General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain.

Marjatta van Boeschoten was first appointed to the SAAT Board in 2009 and her present term expires in 2018. Her nationality is British and she owns one Triodos Bank depository receipt.

Frans de Clerck (1945)

Frans de Clerck (photo)

Frans de Clerck is a co-founder of Triodos Bank Belgium (1993) and a former member of the Executive Board of Triodos Bank NV. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Triodos Holding, and a member of the Supervisory Board of the Hélène De Beir Foundation. Frans de Clerck has been awarded the Citizenship Prize 2015 by the Belgian P & V Foundation.

Frans de Clerck was first appointed in 2010 and his present term expires in 2018. He is of Belgian nationality and owns 211 Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Willem Lageweg (1951)

Willem Lageweg (photo)

Willem Lageweg was CEO of MVO Netherlands, a centre of excellence which encourages corporate social responsibility among companies until July 2016. Prior to that he worked for Rabobank Netherlands where he held various positions such as spokesperson & Communications Director, Director of Cooperation and Project Director for Major Cities. He began his career at the National Cooperative Council for Agriculture and Horticulture. Currently he holds a number of administrative, supervisory and advisory positions, including at the Transition Coalition Food, Louis Bolk Institute, SIB Kenya, Close the Gap, Institute for Positive Health and Platform Integrity and Business Ethics.

Willem Lageweg was first appointed in 2016 and his present term expires in 2020. He is of Dutch nationality and owns 183 Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Koen Schoors (1968)

Koen Schoors (photo)

Koen Schoors is full professor of economics at Ghent University. His research focuses on banking and finance, law and economics, development economics, institutional economics and complexity. At Ghent University he is the current head of the Department of General Economics and of the newly founded Russia platform. Outside Ghent University he is Chair of the Board of Gigarant and Trividend and is also a member of the Board of the Cooperative firm Energent, and of the social-artistic collective Bij de Vieze Gasten. He also acted as an expert for the Fortis Commission of the Federal Parliament, the Dexia Commission of the Flemish Parliament and the G1000. He actively participates in the policy debate, via colloquia, debate evenings, public lectures, columns, commentaries and interviews.

Koen Schoors was first appointed in 2017 and his present term expires in 2021. He is of Belgian nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.