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Board member biographies

Triodos Bank Executive Board

Pierre Aeby (1956), CFO

Pierre Aeby – CFO Triodos Bank Group (photo)

Pierre Aeby has been Statutory Director of Triodos Bank N.V. since 2000 and is a Member of the Executive Board. He is also a Member of the Board of Stichting Triodos Holding, Statutory Director of Triodos Ventures BV, Member of the Board of Stichting Hivos Triodos Fonds, Member of the Board of Stichting Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation, Member of the Supervisory Board of Triodos Fair Share Fund, Chair of the Board of Stichting Triodos Foundation, Director of Triodos Fonds Vzw, Chair of the Management Board of Triodos SICAV I and Triodos SICAV II, Member of the Board of Triodos Invest CVBA, Chair of the Board of Enclude Ltd., Member of the Supervisory Board of Triodos Venture Capital Fund BV and Member of the Board of Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond. He has 14 directorships as defined in the CRR (and one position as defined in the Dutch Management and Supervision Act). He is of Belgian nationality and owns 21 Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Jellie Banga (1974), COO

Jellie Banga – COO Triodos Bank Group (photo)

Jellie Banga has been a Statutory Director of Triodos Bank N.V. since September 2014. She is Chief Operating Officer and has been a Member of the Executive Board of Triodos Bank since 2013. Jellie Banga is a Member of the Advisory Board of Stichting Lichter. She has one directorship as defined in the CRR (and one position as defined in the Dutch Management and Supervision Act). She is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Peter Blom (1956), CEO

Peter Blom – CEO Triodos Bank Group (photo)

Peter Blom has been Statutory Director of Triodos Bank N.V. since 1989 and is Chair of the Executive Board. He is also a Member of the Board of Stichting Triodos Holding, Statutory Director of Triodos Ventures BV, Member of the Board of Stichting Hivos Triodos Fonds, Member of the Board of Stichting Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation, Chair of the Board of Stichting Global Alliance for Banking on Values, Member of the Board of the Dutch Banking Association, member of the Board of Stichting Sustainable Finance Lab, Member of the board of Stichting Nationaal Restauratiefonds, Member of the Board Stichting NatuurCollege, Member of the Scientific Advisory Council for Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Board member of Triodos Invest CVBA, Member of the Supervisory Board of Triodos Venture Capital Fund BV and Member of The Club of Rome. He has 12 directorships as defined in the Capital Requirement Regulation (CRR) (and one position as defined in the Dutch Management and Supervision Act). He is of Dutch nationality and owns one Triodos Bank depository receipt.

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 (CMS) Derks Star Busmann, where she was in charge of a team of real estate lawyers. Although no longer acting as a lawyer, she is still involved in this firm as an advisor to the board. Since 2000 she has acted in administrative and supervisory roles in education, health care and culture in particular (Weleda, Dutch Association of Waldorf Schools, Bureau Promotie Podiumkunsten, Iona Stichting; nowadays she is acting for Hogeschool Leiden, Stichting Vilans, Raphaelstichting and Academy for Liberal Arts). In 2009 Josephine de Zwaan was appointed Arbitrator for the Arbitration Tribunal Foundation for Health Care and Member of the Governance Committee of the Arbitration Board for Health Care. In 2013 she was also appointed as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Cito, since 2015 she is chairing this board, and vice chairing the board of Cito B.V. Josephine de Zwaan was first appointed in 2010 and her present term expires in 2016. She is of Dutch 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 on the Advisory Board of Neuguss Verwaltungsgesellschaft and 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 2015. Her nationality is British and she owns 1 Triodos Bank depository receipt.

Sandra Castañeda Elena (1974)

Sandra Castañeda Elena (photo)

Sandra Castañeda Elena is currently Senior Advisor Sustainability at Inditex S.A. (owner of Zara). She has helped integrate environmental and social criteria into the business strategies of companies and academic institutions, in different positions since 2005. She is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Triodos Holding since 2014. Previously, she was part of the core team setting up Triodos Bank in Spain. Sandra Castañeda Elena was first appointed in 2013 and her present term expires in 2016. She is of Spanish nationality and owns 49 Triodos Bank depository receipts.

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 Boss Paints NV and of the Hélène De Beir Foundation. Frans de Clerck was first appointed in 2010 and his present term expires in 2016. He is of Belgian nationality and owns 211 Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Mike Nawas (1964)

Mike Nawas (photo)

Mike Nawas (1964) 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, an organisation focused on philosophical development and ethical involvement of experienced professionals in The Netherlands. Mike Nawas was first appointed in 2014 and his present term expires in 2017. He is of Dutch and US nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Triodos Bank Supervisory Board

Aart Jan de Geus (1955), Chair

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

Aart Jan de Geus is Chair of the bank’s Supervisory Board and a Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee. He is Chair of the Executive Board of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, which focuses on social issues in Germany and worldwide. 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 was Vice-Chair at Vakcentrale CNV from 1993. He has 2 directorships as defined in the Capital Requirement Regulation (CRR) (and 2 supervisory positions as defined in the Dutch Management and Supervision Act). 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.

Margot Scheltema (1954), Vice-Chair

Margot Scheltema – Vice-Chair of Triodos Bank’s Supervisory Board (photo)

Margot Scheltema is Vice-Chair of Triodos Bank’s Supervisory Board and Chair of Triodos Bank’s Audit and Risk Committee. She was Financial Director of Shell Nederland BV until the end of 2008. She is Chair Monitoring Committee Pension Fund Code and a Member of the Supervisory Board of ASR NV, Schiphol NV, TNT Express NV and of Lonza Group Ltd. Margot Scheltema is substitute counsel with the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. She is also a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Rijksmuseum, World Press Photo, Warmtebedrijf Rotterdam and Treasurer of the Genootschap Onze Taal. She has 9 directorships as defined in the CRR (and 4 supervisory positions as defined in the Dutch Management and Supervision Act). Margot Scheltema was first appointed in 2006 and her present term expires in 2015. 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 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 Board Member of Stichting Nationaal Energiebespaarfonds. He has 2 directorships as defined in the CRR (and one supervisory position as defined in the Dutch Management and Supervision Act). 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.

David Carrington (1946)

David Carrington (photo)

David Carrington is also a Member of Triodos Bank’s Nomination and Compensation Committee. He has been an independent consultant since 2001, specialising in the development of philanthropy and social finance and in the governance of charities and social enterprises. He draws on 25 years’ experience of senior management positions in charities – the last 13 as Chief Executive – and as a Board Member with a wide range of organisations in the UK. He is a non-executive Director of Big Society Capital, Chair of the Programme Board of Inspiring Impact, a Member of the Advisory Group to the Stepping Stones Fund of City Bridge Trust and a Member of the Advisory Board of the US Centre for Effective Philanthropy. He is a director of the SOFII Foundation and GULAN. He has 4 directorships as defined in the CRR (and one supervisory position as defined in the Dutch Management and Supervision Act). David Carrington was first appointed in 2009 and his present term expires in 2017. He is of British nationality and does not own any depository receipts.

Mathieu van den Hoogenband (1944)

Mathieu van den Hoogenband (photo)

Mathieu van den Hoogenband is also Chair of Triodos Bank’s Nomination and Compensation Committee. He is the former President of the Executive Board of the Weleda Group AG in Arlesheim, Switzerland. He is a Member of the Shareholders Council of Rhea Holding BV (Eosta BV), Chair of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Widar 1st line Health Organisation and Member of the Advisory Council of the Antroposophical Medical Faculty of the private University Witten/Herdecke. Mathieu van den Hoogenband teaches Leadership and Ethics at the SRH Business School Berlin and ‘Life Stages’ at the Alanus Hochschule in Bonn-Alfter. He has 2 directorships as defined in the CRR (and one supervisory position as defined in the Dutch Management and Supervision Act). Mathieu van den Hoogenband was first appointed in 2007 and his present term expires in 2015. He is of Dutch nationality and owns 954 Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Marcos Eguiguren Huerta PHD. (1959)

Marcos Eguiguren Huerta (photo)

Marcos Eguiguren is also a Member of Triodos Bank’s Audit and Risk Committee. He has extensive experience in advising financial entities in Spain and in several Latin American countries. He is a non-executive partner and co-founder of SingularNet, a Spanish professional services Group focused on corporate strategy, human development and communication. He is Chief Executive Officer of Ixum Servicios e Inversiones and member of the supervisory board of Catalunya en Miniatura SA. He has held executive roles in Barclays Bank and BBVA. Marcos Eguiguren is also Associate Professor on business administration at the Politechnical University of Catalonia. He has 3 directorships as defined in the CRR (and one supervisory position as defined in the Dutch Management and Supervision Act). Marcos Eguiguren was first appointed in 2008 and his present term expires in 2016. He is of Spanish nationality and owns 194 Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Carla van der Weerdt (1964)

Carla van der Weerdt (photo)

Carla van der Weerdt is also a Member 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 a member of the Audit Committee of BinckBank N.V. She has 3 directorships as defined the CRR (and 2 supervisory positions as defined in the Dutch Management and Supervision Act). 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.