ABN AMRO today announces that the Supervisory Board will nominate Arjen Dorland and Tjalling Tiemstra for appointment to the Supervisory Board of ABN AMRO Group N.V. and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. for a period of four years. The General Meeting of Shareholders will decide on their nomination on 18 May 2016. The nominations of Mr Dorland and Mr Tiemstra have been approved by the supervisory authorities.
After approval by the General Meeting, Mr Tiemstra will succeed Hans de Haan, who will resign from the Supervisory Board on 18 May 2016 in accordance with the rotation schedule. Mr Tiemstra will also succeed Mr de Haan as Chairman of the Audit Committee on that date. The proposed appointment of Mr Dorland will fill the vacancy created by Ms Oudeman’s resignation.
Rik van Slingelandt, Chairman of the Supervisory Board: ‘We are very pleased to nominate Arjen Dorland and Tjalling Tiemstra for appointment to the Supervisory Board. Their extensive knowledge and experience in financial management, IT and digital innovation will be a great asset to the Supervisory Board in its supervision of ABN AMRO’s activities.’
Tjalling Tiemstra studied Applied Economics at the University of Groningen and Accountancy in Rotterdam. Mr Tiemstra began his career in 1979 at Unilever, for which he was based in England, Mexico, Poland and Germany. He went on to become CFO of Hollandsche Beton Group N.V. and Hagemeyer N.V. Mr Tiemstra also gained relevant experience in supervision as a member of the Supervisory Board of the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and the AFM Financial Reporting & Accountancy Committee. He currently holds various supervisory positions and serves as deputy expert member of the Netherlands Enterprise Court at the Amsterdam Court of Appeal.
Arjen Dorland obtained a degree in Chemistry from Utrecht University and earned a Master of Business Administration from Henley/Brunel Business School in London. He has more than 35 years of experience in management positions in the fields of IT and digital innovation, mostly at Royal Dutch Shell. Among his other positions, Mr Dorland is a member of the Supervisory Board of Robeco. He was named ‘CIO of the year in the Netherlands’ in 2009.