Executive Board

Peter Blom (1956), CEO, Chair

Peter Blom (photo)

Peter Blom has been a statutory member of the Executive Board of Triodos Bank N.V. since 1989 and is Chair of this Board. He is also a Statutory Director of Triodos Ventures B.V., member of the Board of Stichting Triodos Holding and 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, co-Chair of the Board of Stichting Sustainable Finance Lab, member of the Board Stichting NatuurCollege and Chair of the Supervisory Board of MVO Nederland. Peter Blom is also a member of the Central Planning Committee of Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB).

Peter Blom is of Dutch nationality and owns one Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipt.

Jellie Banga (1974), COO, Vice-Chair

Jellie Banga (photo)

Jellie Banga has been a 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 Statutory Director of Triodos Ventures B.V., member of the Board of Stichting Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation and Stichting Triodos Holding and member of the Advisory Council of the “Finance and the Common Good” programme of the Sustainable Finance Lab.

Jellie Banga is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.

André Haag (1982), CFO

André Haag (photo)

André Haag has been a statutory member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer of Triodos Bank N.V. since 1 January 2020. 

André Haag is of German nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Carla van der Weerdt (1964), CRO

Carla van der Weerdt (photo)

Carla van der Weerdt has been a statutory member of the Executive Board and Chief Risk Officer of Triodos Bank N.V. since 17 May 2019. Carla van der Weerdt is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of DSW Zorgverzekeraar U.A.. Carla van der Weerdt is a former member of the Supervisory Board of Triodos Bank N.V.

Carla van der Weerdt is of Dutch Nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Supervisory Board

Aart de Geus (1955), Chair

Aart de Geus (photo)

Aart de Geus is Chair of Triodos Bank’s Supervisory Board, Chair of the Nomination Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee. He is Chairman of the Executive Board of the Goldschmeding Foundation. He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Jacques Delors Institute (Berlin), the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), NOW and Planbureau Leefomgeving and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Stichting SBI. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of the Bertelsmann Foundation (Gütersloh), Deputy Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (Paris) 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 de Geus was first appointed in 2014 and his present term expires in 2022. He is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.

Fieke van der Lecq (1966), Vice-Chair

Fieke van der Lecq (photo)

Fieke van der Lecq is Vice-Chair of Triodos Bank's Supervisory Board, member of the Nomination Committee and Chair of the Remuneration Committee. She graduated in economics and business economics, and holds a PhD in monetary economics from Groningen University. Currently, she is part-time Professor of Pension Markets at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, Academic director of VU programme Risk Management for Financial Institutions, and Chair of the editorial board of Netspar. Fieke van der Lecq is member of the Supervisory Board and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance, member of the Supervisory Board of Arriva Netherlands, member of the Supervisory Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of Air Traffic Control The Netherlands, member of the audit committee of the Pension Fund for the Security Industry, and Chair of the Board of Foundation KDP (KPMG Deferred Payments). She is also an independent (‘crown’) member of the Social and Economic Council of The Netherlands (SER) and academic member of the Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group (OPSG) of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA). Prior to this Fieke van der Lecq held various positions in academia, business, and policy making.

Fieke van der Lecq was first appointed in 2017 and her present term expires in 2021. She is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.

Ernst Jan Boers (1966)

Ernst Jan Boers (photo)

Ernst Jan Boers is Chair of the 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. Ernst Jan Boers is Chair of the Supervisory Board of Pensioenfonds Metaal en Techniek (PMT), Board Member of Stichting Nationaal Energiebespaarfonds, a financial member of the Board of Coöperatie Medische Staf Gelre U.A., a member of the Supervisory Board of Coöperatie Univé U.A., a member of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Fonds Duurzaam Funderingsherstel and Chair of the Board of AHOLD Delhaize Pension fund.

Ernst Jan Boers was first appointed in 2014 and his present term expires in 2022. He is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.

Sébastien D‘Hondt (1964)

Sébastien D‘Hondt (photo)

Sébastien D‘Hondt is member of the Audit and Risk Committee. He is partner at Ernest Partners, a company advising multinational companies on worldwide Key Account Management and Sales Optimisation Programme. Sébastien D‘Hondt is member of the Board of Nutway S.A., member of the Board of Cash Converters Belgium and Observer of the Board of Inoopa N.V. He is also investor in digital tech scale ups. Prior to that he worked at ING Bank for more than twenty years in Belgium and The Netherlands in various positions such as Head of Corporate Clients Belux and Managing Director Capital Structuring & Advisory at Wholesale Banking, as Head of M&A at Corporate Finance and as Director Business Center, ING Midcorps Belgium and in Risk Management. Sébastien D’Hondt started his career at Bank Brussel Lambert (BBL).

Sébastien D’Hondt was first appointed in December 2019 and his present term expires in 2024. He is of Belgian nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts. 

Mike Nawas (1964)

Mike Nawas (photo)

Mike Nawas is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. He is co-founder of Bishopsfield Capital Partners Ltd (BCP), a financial consultancy based in London. Mike Nawas has been Associate Professor Financial Markets at Nyenrode Business University 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 Foundation Akademeia. Mike Nawas is a former member of the Board of Stichting Administratiekantoor Aandelen Triodos Bank (SAAT).

Mike Nawas was first appointed in 2019 and his present term expires in 2023. He is of Dutch and US nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Dineke Oldenhof (1958)

Dineke Oldenhof (photo)

Dineke Oldenhof is member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee. She joined the National Police in 2008, where she became HRM Director in 2011. Since 2014 she has been a Special Councilor of the National Police. She has been director of Operations of the Police Academy since February 2018. Dineke Oldenhof is a member of the Supervisory Board of the regional health centre, Widar. Previously she held various positions in a retail, political and educational environment as well as in financial services, such as holding director HR at Maxeda, director HR at Interpay, organisational consultant to the executive board of ING Group and trainer/manager at the Vrije Hogeschool.

Dineke Oldenhof was first appointed in 2018 and her present term expires in 2022. She is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.

Board of SAAT

Josephine de Zwaan (1963), Chair

Josephine de Zwaan (photo)

Josephine de Zwaan is 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 (owner) CMS. Derks Star Busmann. Since 2000 she has acted in various administrative and supervisory roles in education, health care and culture. She is Chair of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Cito, Chair of the Supervisory Board of Fairphone B.V., Chair of the Supervisory Board of Buma/Stemra, Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the University of Applied Science Leiden, and Chair of the Board of the Foundation for the Register of Social Enterprises. She is a member of the Board of Foundation Akademeia and an independent advisor to various organisations, in both the public and private sector (including social enterprises).

Josephine de Zwaan was first appointed in 2010 and her present term expires in 2020. She is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.

Willem Lageweg (1951) Vice-Chair

Willem Lageweg (photo)

Willem Lageweg is a member of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Triodos Holding. He was CEO of MVO Netherlands, a centre of excellence which encourages corporate social responsibility among companies until July 2016. Prior to that he worked for Rabobank Netherlands where he held various positions such as spokesperson & Communications Director, Director of Cooperation and Project Director for Major Cities. He began his career at the National Cooperative Council for Agriculture and Horticulture. Currently he holds a number of administrative, supervisory and advisory positions, including at Transition Coalition Food, Louis Bolk Institute, SIB Kenya, Institute for Positive Health, Friends of the Maasia and Max Havelaar.

Willem Lageweg was first appointed in 2016 and his present term expires in 2020. He is of Dutch nationality and owns 183 Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.

Nikolai Keller (1959)

Nikolai Keller (photo)

Nikolai Keller is the CEO of the Filderklinik gGmbH in Filderstadt and is shareholder and Board Member of Mahle Stiftung gGmbH. Nikolai Keller is also a lawyer and partner at Keller & Kollegen, a law firm based in Stuttgart, as well as Chair of the Supervisory Board of Helixor Heilmittel GmbH and member of the Supervisory Board of Nikolaus Cusanus Haus e.V. Prior to that he had served at Weleda AG as Managing Director Pharma Germany/Austria/Switzerland. Mr. Keller started his career at the law firm Barkhoff & Partner in Bochum.

Nikolai Keller was first appointed in 2018 and his present term expires in 2022. He is of German nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.

Koen Schoors (1968)

Koen Schoors (photo)

Koen Schoors is full professor of economics at Ghent University. His research focuses on banking and finance, law and economics, development economics, institutional economics and complexity. At Ghent University he is the current head of the newly founded Russia platform. Outside Ghent University he is Chair of the Board of Gigarant and Trividend and is also a member of the Board of the Cooperative firm Energent, and of the social-artistic collective Bij de Vieze Gasten. He also acted as an expert for the Fortis Commission of the Federal Parliament, the Dexia Commission of the Flemish Parliament and the G1000. He actively participates in the policy debate, via colloquia, debate evenings, public lectures, columns, commentaries and interviews.

Koen Schoors was first appointed in 2017 and his present term expires in 2021. He is of Belgian nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank N.V. depository receipts.

Mercedes Valcarcel (1968)

Mercedes Valcarcel (photo)

Mercedes Valcarcel is Managing Director in Fundación Generation and professor in economics in UNED (Spanish on-line public university) focused on social finance and social impact assessment. She is member of the Spanish Social Investments Association (Spainsif) and member the Board of Directors of Fundacion Viceversa. In the last years she participated in European Commission advisory groups on social entrepreneurship and on social innovation. Previously, for 10 years, Mercedes Valcarcel held various management positions in public foundations in charge of training for employment of vulnerable people and of supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). Before that, she worked for 14 years in the financial sector in internal audit, consultancy and financial departments of various European banks and venture capital companies, such as Sepides, Najeti, SCR, Banco Espirito Santo and Deloitte.

Mercedes Valcarcel was first appointed in 2019 and her present term expires in 2023. She is of Spanish nationality and owns 156 Triodos Bank depository receipts.