Nomination Committee

Nomination Committee activities 2021

Q1

  • Supervisory Board succession planning
  • Review (re)appointment scheme
  • Board of Management and Executive Committee succession planning

Q2, Q3 and Q4

  • Supervisory Board succession planning
  • Update skills matrix
  • Review (re)appointment scheme
  • Board of Management and Executive Committee succession planning

Board of Management and executive succession

During 2021, the Nomination Committee recommended the reappointment of Thierry Vanlancker as member of the Board of Management and CEO to the Supervisory Board for consideration by shareholders at the of April 22, 2021. Furthermore, the Nomination Committee was consulted and gave its advice regarding the composition of the Executive Committee and the positions that became vacant during 2021.

Supervisory Board succession

Supervisory Board skills and profiles

 

N.S.
Andersen
(m)

J.
Poots-Bijl
(f)

B.
Grote
(m)

P.
Kirby
(f)

D.
Sluimers
(m)

P.
Thomas
(m)

Independent

Consumer goods end-user segment

 

 

 

Industrial end-user segment

Buildings and infrastructure end-user segment

 

 

 

 

Transportation end-user segment

(International) business, commerce, finance/economics

Scientific/information technology experience

 

 

Public sector experience

 

 

 

 

Management experience

Business strategy planning

Investor relations

 

Manufacturing experience

 

 

Supply chain/logistics experience

 

 

Social, environmental or sustainability experience

Finance expert

 

 

 

Four or less external directorships

Dutch/EU national

 

 

 

Non-EU national

 

 

 

Pensions experience

 

 

 

 

Business-to-business sales experience

 

 

 

 

R&D experience

 

 

 

Legal experience

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial/employment relations

 

 

 

 

 

Risk management

 

 

Consulting

 

 

 

(f) = female (m) = male

During 2021, the Nomination Committee continued to discuss the size, structure and composition of the Supervisory Board. Following thorough consideration, the Nomination Committee recommended the reappointment of Patrick Thomas to the Supervisory Board for consideration by shareholders at the AGM of April 22, 2021. With the first terms of Sue Clark and Michiel Jaski having ended in 2021, the number of Supervisory Board members was reduced to six.

The Supervisory Board has updated its skills matrix, as shown above. It contains full details of the current Supervisory Board composition. The schedule of Supervisory Board succession and the profiles of the Supervisory Board members can also be found on our website.

AGM or EGM

Annual General Meeting of shareholders; Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders.