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As of 1 July 2023, PwC’s Supervisory Board (SB) consists of Chris Buijink (chair), Baukje Dreimüller, Floor Rink, René van Schooten, Jan Sijbrand and Saskia Vlaar and the Supervisory Board has the following division of tasks.
Its duties, authorities and responsibilities are set out in the Supervisory Board Regulations. In May 2022, the Supervisory Board formulated strategic principles and core values for its supervision. These are described in the ‘Report of the Supervisory Board’ from page 76 in PwC’s Annual Report 2021/2022.
The members of the Supervisory Board are appointed by the General Meeting on the basis of a proposal submitted by the SB. 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.
Chris Buijink (1954) joined the Supervisory Board in November 2021 and has been chair of the Supervisory Board since February 2022. Until the summer of 2021, Chris Buijink was chair of the Dutch Banking Association (Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken - NVB) and before that he was long connected to the ministry of Economic Affairs, including as Secretary-General from 2007 to 2013.
From 2014 to 2021, Chris Buijink was chair of the Supervisory Board of the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunst. He is also, among other things, a member of the Supervisory Board of the Hermitage Amsterdam and chair of the Joint Consultative Committee for ESTEC/ESA.
Baukje Dreimüller (1981) has considerable experience as General Counsel. In 2023 she joined Royal Schiphol Group N.V. as Director Corporate Legal and she previously worked as General Counsel at Renewi Plc. Baukje Dreimüller also has experience in the legal profession. She worked as an attorney at Houthoff, Ashurst and Simmons & Simmons with a focus on corporate law, corporate governance and M&A. In 2006/2007 she completed her masters in Dutch law and International and European law at Radboud University Nijmegen and she finished her Executive MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management.
Baukje Dreimüller joined the Supervisory Board of PwC Netherlands on 1 July 2023.
Floor Rink (1975) is head of the Department of Organisational Behaviour and professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Groningen. Floor Rink’s research focuses on diversity, authority, ethics and strategic decision-making. She regularly gives talks on these topics in various executive programmes for directors and supervisors. Floor Rink attained her PhD in Social Psychology at Leiden University (Cum Laude, 2005). She was a visiting researcher at Kellogg School of Management and Exeter University.
Floor Rink joined the Supervisory Board of PwC Netherlands on 1 July 2023.
René van Schooten (1959) joined the Supervisory Board of PwC Netherlands in November 2021 and has chaired the audit committee since February 2022. René van Schooten was a member of the board of management of Philips Lighting N.V./Signify N.V. for many years and has fulfilled the role of CFO multiple times. Previously, he also worked for Unilever and Esso in different financial functions.
Jan Sijbrand (1954) joined PwC’s Supervisory Board in January 2019 and has been chair of the Public Interest Committee of PwC since February 2019. In addition to his position in PwC’s SB, Jan Sijbrand is an Independent Non-Executive Director of AIB Group plc and Allied Irish Banks p.l.c.
Jan Sijbrand was a Director of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB - the Dutch Central Bank) from mid-2011 to mid-2018. As Chair of Supervision, he was primarily responsible 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 Vrije Universiteit (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.
Saskia Vlaar (1970) is a board member at AiNed, a foundation aimed to strengthen the position of the Netherlands in the field of AI, and she also holds several supervisory positions. She has extensive experience in leadership roles in both the private and semi-public sector (among others at KPN, TNO and Shell), always including both an innovation and transformation component. Saskia Vlaar’s positions include vice-chair of the Supervisory Board of SURF, member of the Supervisory Board of Emixa and member of the Supervisory Board of Noordwest Hospital Group.
Saskia Vlaar joined the Supervisory Board of PwC Netherlands on 1 July 2023
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