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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 Member of the Executive Board of Triodos Bank N.V. since 2000. 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 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 and Member of the Board of Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond. 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 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 a Member of the Advisory Board of Stichting Lichter. 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 Member of the Executive Board of Triodos Bank N.V. since 1989 and is Chair of this 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 and a Board member of Triodos Invest CVBA. 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). She is a member of the board of Academy for Liberal Arts and the Institute for Positive Health. 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 2018. Her nationality is British and she owns one 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 53 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 has been awarded the Citizenship Price 2015 by the Belgian P & V 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 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 Triodos Bank's Nomination and Compensation Committee. He is Chair and CEO of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, a German think-tank. Before, 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 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.

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, a financial Member of the Board of Coöperatie Medische Staf Gelre U.A. and a Member of the Supervisory Board of Coöperatie Univé U.A.. 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 Vice-Chair of Triodos Bank’s Supervisory Board and a Member of Triodos Bank's Audit and Risk 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. 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 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 in Business, Life Stages, and International Marketing Management at the SRH Business School Berlin and Alanus Hochschule in Bonn-Alfter. Mathieu van den Hoogenband was first appointed in 2007 and his present term expires in 2017. He is of Dutch nationality and owns 978 Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Udo Phillip (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 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, Private Secretary to the Federal Minister of Economics and consultant. He started his career in corporate banking with Dresdner Bank. 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.

Carla van der Weerdt (1964)

Carla van der Weerdt (photo)

Carla van der Weerdt is Chair 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 Chair of the Audit Committee of BinckBank N.V. and a member of the Supervisory Board of DSW Zorgverzekeraar U.A. 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.