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

Nationality: Dutch
Previous positions:
Senior VP Global Operations and Engineering at DuPont, US; Various positions at DuPont, US
Supervisory Directorships:
Chair Broadview Holding, NL; Chair Casco Phil, Belgium; Board member Antwerp Spring Festival, Belgium

Mathieu Vrijsen was appointed at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May 2013
His current term of office runs from 2021 – 2023

 

 

 

 


Ilona Haaijer

Mrs. Ilona Haaijer (1969)

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

Nationality: Dutch
Previous positions:
Among others, President and CEO DSM FoodSpecialties and President DSM Personal Care, NL; CEO Philips AVENT and VP Corporate Strategy Royal Philips Electronics, NL; Consultant The Boston Consulting Group, NL
Supervisory Directorships: Board member Glanbia Plc, Ireland; Chair Board of MusicalMakers; Board Member Muziekgebouw Eindhoven NV, NL; Chair of the Committee for Digital Transformation of the Cultural and Creative Sector, a committee of the Dutch Council for Culture of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture

Ilona Haaijer was appointed at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May 2020
Her current term of office runs from 2020 – 2024

 

 

 

 

 


Liz Doherty

Mrs. Liz Doherty (1957)

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

Nationality: British and Irish
Previous positions:
CFO and Executive Director Reckit Benckiser plc, UK; CFO and Executive Director Brambles Ltd., Australia; 
Supervisory Directorships:
Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair of Novartis AG, Switzerland; Supervisory Board member of Royal Philips NV
Additional Positions:
Advisor to Agrolimen SA, subsidiaries GB Foods and Affinity Petcare, Spain

Liz Doherty was appointed at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May 2015
Her current term of office runs from 2019 – 2023

 

 

 

 


William LinWilliam Lin

Mr. William Lin (1967)

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

Nationality: United States of America
Current position:
Executive Vice President for Regions, Corporates & Solutions and a member of BP's Executive Committee
Previous positions:
Chief Operating Officer of BP's upstream segment, President of BP Asia Pacific and various other senior leadership roles with P&L accountabilities across the world at BP as well as management positions at Nestlé USA in California and at Consolidated Edison Inc. in New York. 
Supervisory Directorships:
Vice-chair of Pan American Energy Group, Argentina

William Lin was appointed at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May 2022
His current term of office runs from 2022 – 2026

 

 

 
 

Steen Riisgaard

Mr. Steen Riisgaard (1951)

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

Nationality: Danish
Previous position:
President and CEO Novozymes A/S, Denmark
Supervisory Directorships:
Novo Nordisk Foundation, Denmark; Vice-Chair Novo Holding A/S, Denmark; Vice-Chair of Villum Foundation, Denmark; Chair of Xellia A/S, Denmark

Steen Riisgaard was appointed at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May 2014
His current term of office runs from 2022 – 2024

 

 

 

 

 


Dessi Temperley

Mrs. Dessi Temperley (1973)

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

Nationality: Bulgarian and British
Previous positions:
Group CFO of Beiersdorf, Germany; CFO of Nestle South East Europe; CFO of Nestle Purina EMENA; Head of Investor Relations of Nestle; and Finance Roles with Cable & Wireless.
Supervisory Directorships:
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, UK; Philip Morris International, Switzerland; Cimpress, Ireland

Dessi Temperley was appointed at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May 2021
Her current term of office runs from 2021-2025