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Since 1 May 2015, Holding PricewaterhouseCoopers Nederland B.V. has a Supervisory Board (SB). Its powers and responsibilities are set out in the Supervisory Board Regulations. The members of the SB are appointed by the General Meeting of Holding PricewaterhouseCoopers Nederland B.V. on the basis of a binding proposal submitted by the SB on the advice of its Selection and Appointment Committee. Members of the SB are appointed for a term of up to four years, with eligibility for reappointment for one additional term of up to four years. We refer to annex B of the Regulations for the profile of the size and composition of the Supervisory Board. Annex C includes the schedule of retirement.
All members qualify as policymakers of PricewaterhouseCoopers Accountants N.V. and Coöperatie PricewaterhouseCoopers U.A. under the Audit Firms Supervision Act.
The Supervisory Board comprises 6 members:
Jan Sijbrand (1954) was a Director of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB - the Dutch Central Bank) from mid-2011 to mid-2018. As Chair of Supervision, he held primarily responsibility for the supervisory activities and policies of DNB. He also had supervisory roles at the ECB in Frankfurt and the EBA in London and he was Chair of the Curatorium for Postgraduate Studies (Compliance & Integrity) at the Free University (VU) Amsterdam. From 2008 to mid-2011, Jan Sijbrand was a member of the Managing Board and Chief Risk Officer of NIBC, a Dutch banking institution. Prior to that, he worked at ABN AMRO, Rabobank and Shell.
As of 1 January 2019, Jan Sijbrand is member of the Supervisory Board and as of 5 February 2019 Chair of the Public Interest Committee of PwC.
Due to the death of Mr. Ir. C. van Eykelenburg, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, the Vice-Chairman replaces the Chairman until the General Meeting appoints a Chairman on the binding nomination of the Supervisory Board. During that period the chairmanship of the Public Interest Committee will be held by Yvonne van Rooy. In March 2021, Jan Sijbrand was appointed as an 'independent non-executive' member of the global oversight board of PricewaterhouseCoopers International limited.
Naomi Ellemers (1963) is a social psychologist and professor at the Utrecht University. Ellemers’ work encompasses, amongst other things, remuneration and motivation, diversity and organisational change, moral behaviour, and ethics. Previously, she led the Social and Organisational Psychology department at Leiden University and several research programmes, and was also responsible, amongst other things, for the university’s educational curriculum. In 2010 Naomi was awarded the KNAW Merianprijs for leading female scientists and NWO’s Spinoza Prize.
As of 1 May 2015, Naomi Ellemers is a member of the Supervisory Board and of the Public Interest Committee of PwC.
In her primary role as professor at Utrecht University, she is involved in a collaborative partnership with the AFM. In this context, scientific research is being done on psychological mechanisms in supervision. There is an endowed chair and PhD programmes are carried out. In view of her role as supervisory director at PwC, she will in no way be involved in research into accountancy firms.
Annemarie Jorritsma (1950) has been a member of the First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament for the VVD (the Liberal party) since 9 June 2015 and became in November of that year party chair. She has been Chair of de Nederlandse Vereniging van Participatiemaatschappijen (NVP - the private equity and venture capital association of the Netherlands) since 1 September 2015. Furthermore, Jorritsma is amongst other things Chair of Koninklijke Nederlandsche Heidemaatschappij, Chair of the Supervisory Board of Alliander and Chair of the Jury for Businesswoman of the Year.
In September 2015, she stepped down as Mayor of Almere, a role she had held since 2003. She was also chair of the VNG (the Dutch association of municipalities) for seven years and, prior to that, she was a minister in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Kok for eight years, four of which were at the Ministry of Transport and Water and four at the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
As of 1 September 2015, Annemarie Jorritsma is member of the Supervisory Board and as of 1 July 2017 member of the Public Interest Committee of PwC.
Frits Oldenburg (1961) has been of counsel at FG Lawyers since 2013. He is also member of the Board of the Vrouwe Groenevelt’s Liefdegesticht Foundation and member of the Board of the Dutch Asthma Foundation. From 2004 to 2014, he was a member of the board of trustees of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation. From 1995 to 2013 Oldenburg was a partner with NautaDutilh. As a notary, he specialised in company law. He was also, among other things, board member of de Koninklijke Notariële Beroepsorganisatie (the Dutch professional association of notaries).
As of 1 may 2015, Frits Oldenburg is member of the Supervisory Board and as of 1 July 2017 member of the Public Interest Committee of PwC (From July 2013 until May 2015 he was also a member of this committee).
Yvonne van Rooy (1951) is amongst other things Chair of the Supervisory Board of Philips Electronics Nederland B.V. member of the Supervisory Board of Fuji Europe, Chair of the Supervisory Board of de Raad voor Accreditatie (the Dutch Accreditation Council), member of the Supervisory Board of ‘s Heeren Loo, member of the Board of Stichting Continuiteit Post NL, Chair of the Board of Foundation Beschermers Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught (Protectors of the Camp Vught National Monument), member of the Supervisory Board of Fonds Nationaal Kunstbezit (the National Artistic Heritage Foundation), and member of the Supervisory Board of the Kunst museum Den Haag (Museum of Arts The Hague)
Previously she was amongst other things, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, member of the European Parliament, member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament, Chair of the Executive Board of Tilburg University, Chair of the Executive Board of Utrecht University and deputy Crown-appointed member of SER (the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands) and Chair of the Nederlandse Vereniging van Ziekenhuizen.
As of 1 September 2015, Yvonne van Rooij is member of the Supervisory Board and as of 1 July 2017 member of the Public Interest Committee of PwC.
Cees van Rijn (1947) is member of the Supervisory Board of Bankiva en Erasmus Q-intelligence, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Detailresult Groep and Plukon Nederland Previously he was, among other things, CFO of Sara Lee Meats Europe and CFO Northern Europe of the McCain Foods Group and, prior to that, he held various positions at Nutricia.
As of 1 July 2013 Cees van Rijn is member of the Public Interest Committee of PwC and as of 1 May 2015 member of the Supervisory Board.