"Shell CEO most powerful director in NL"

26th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

26 October 2007, AMSTERDAM – Shell CEO Jeroen van der Veer is the most powerful director in the Netherlands. "Super-commissioner" Jan Hommen and Rabobank head Bert Heemskerk come in second and third place, respectively, on FEM Business's list of the 100 most powerful directions in the Netherlands. Van der Veer's selection as the most powerful Dutch director is remarkable since the Shell head serves on a supervisory board at "only" one other company (Unilever).

26 October 2007

AMSTERDAM – Shell CEO Jeroen van der Veer is the most powerful director in the Netherlands. "Super-commissioner" Jan Hommen and Rabobank head Bert Heemskerk come in second and third place, respectively, on FEM Business's list of the 100 most powerful directions in the Netherlands.
 
Van der Veer's selection as the most powerful Dutch director is remarkable since the Shell head serves on a supervisory board at "only" one other company (Unilever).

But with 109,000 employees, worldwide turnover of EUR 254 billion and a market value of EUR 178 billion, Shell really is a giant, says FEM Business.

If ABN AMRO had not been taken over then the bank's chairman of the managing board Rijkman Groenink would have been in first place. Groenink will resign next week after the takeover by the banking consortium of Royal Bank of Scotland, Fortis and Banco Santander.

Earlier this year Groenink had to turn down his proposed appointment as supervisory board member at Shell because of the takeover battle over ABN AMRO.

The highest ranking female director in the top 100 is Annemiek Fentener of Vlissingen, chairwoman of the board at the family business SHV. She comes in 34th on the FEM list. The only other woman on the list is Nancy McKinstry, chairwoman of the board at Wolters Kluwer.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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