Supervisory board

Mathieu Vrijsen

Mr. Mathieu Vrijsen (Chair) (1947)

Chair Supervisory Board / Chair Appointment and Governance Committee / member Remuneration Committee and Science and Technology Committee

Mathieu Vrijsen was appointed at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May 2013. His current term of office runs from 2023 to 2025.

Mathieu Vrijsen served as Senior Vice President Global Operations and Engineering at DuPont. Prior to that, he held various positions at DuPont. Currently, he serves as Chair of Broadview Holding and the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Belgium, and as Board member of the Antwerp Spring Festival.

Mathieu Vrijsen holds Dutch nationality and was born in 1947.

 

 

 


Ilona Haaijer

Mrs. Ilona Haaijer (1969)

Vice-Chair Supervisory Board / Chair Remuneration Committee / member Appointment and Governance Committee and Science and Technology Committee

Ilona Haaijer served as CEO of Bugaboo, President and CEO of DSM Food Specialties, President of DSM Personal Care, and CEO of Philips AVENT. She was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and has had several other roles throughout her career. Currently, she serves as Non-Executive Director and Board member at Glanbia Plc and as Supervisory Board member at Muziekgebouw Frits Philips in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.


Ilona Haaijer holds Dutch nationality and was born in 1969.

 

 

 

 

 


Liz Doherty

Mrs. Liz Doherty (1957)

Member Supervisory Board / Chair Audit Committee / member Sustainability and Safety Committee

Liz Doherty was appointed at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May 2015. Her current term of office runs from 2023 to 2025.

Liz Doherty served as CFO and Executive Director at Reckitt Benckiser, UK, and prior to that as CFO and Executive Director at Brambles, Australia. Currently, she serves as Audit Committee Chair and Non-Executive Director of Novartis, Switzerland, and as Supervisory Board member of Royal Philips NV. She is also an advisor to Agrolimen, subsidiaries GB Foods and Affinity Petcare, Spain, and to the PE owned business Dechra Ltd.

Liz Doherty holds British and Irish nationalities and was born in 1957.

 

 

 

 


William Lin

Mr. William Lin (1967)

Member Supervisory Board / Chair Sustainability and Safety Committee / member Audit Committee

William Lin was appointed at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May 2022. His current term of office runs from 2022 to 2026.

William Lin currently serves as Executive Vice President for Gas and Low Carbon Energy and is a member of BP’s Executive Committee. Prior to this role William was EVP for Regions, Corporates & Solutions. William Lin holds a Supervisory Directorship as Vice-Chair of Pan American Energy Group, Argentina. Before that, William Lin served as Chief Operating Officer of BP’s upstream segment and President of BP Asia Pacific, and held various other senior leadership positions with P&L accountabilities across the world at BP as well as management positions at Nestlé USA in California and Consolidated Edison Inc. in New York.

William Lin holds US nationality and was born in 1967.

 

 

 
 

Steen Riisgaard

Mr. Steen Riisgaard (1951)

Member Supervisory Board / Chair Science and Technology Committee / member Sustainability and Safety Committee

Steen Riisgaard was appointed at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May 2014. His current term of office runs from 2022 to 2024.

Steen Riisgaard served as President and CEO of Novozymes A/S, Denmark. Currently, he serves as a member of the Board of Novo Nordisk Foundation, Denmark, Vice-Chair of Novo Holding A/S, Denmark, Vice-Chair of Villum Foundation, Denmark, and Chair of Xellia A/S, Denmark.

Steen Riisgaard holds Danish nationality and was born in 1951.

 

 

 

 

 


Dessi Temperley

Mrs. Dessi Temperley (1973)

Member Supervisory Board / member Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee and Appointment and Governance Committee

Dessi Temperley was appointed at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May 2021. Her current term of office runs from 2021 to 2025.

Dessi Temperley served as Group CFO of Beiersdorf, Germany, and before that, she was CFO of Nestle Southeast Europe, CFO of Nestle Purina EMENA, and Head of Investor Relations at Nestle. Prior to this, she held finance roles with Cable & Wireless. Currently, she serves as Supervisory Director of Coca Cola Europacific Partners, UK, Philip Morris International, Switzerland, and Cimpress, Ireland.

Dessi Temperley holds Bulgarian and British nationalities and was born in 1973.