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Report of the board of management

Supervisory Board


Mr. Mathieu Vrijsen

Chairman Supervisory Board / Chairman Appointment and Governance Committee / member Remuneration Committee and Science and Technology Committee

Mathieu Vrijsen was appointed at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May 2013. His current term of office runs from 2017 – 2021.

Mathieu Vrijsen served as Senior Vice President Global Operations and Engineering at DuPont. Prior to that, he held various positions at DuPont. Currently, he serves as Chairman of Broadview Holding, Casco Phil, Belgium and the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Belgium, and Board Member of the Antwerp Spring Festival.
Mathieu Vrijsen holds the Dutch nationality and was born in 1947.


Mr. Rudy Markham

Vice-Chairman Supervisory Board / Chairman Remuneration Committee / member Appointment and Governance Committee

Rudy Markham was appointed at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May 2010. His current term of office runs from 2018 – 2020.

Rudy Markham served as Executive Director and Chief Finance Officer at Unilever. Currently, he serves as Non-Executive Director of United Parcel Services, US, and Director of Leverhulme Trust, UK.
Rudy Markham holds the British nationality and was born in 1946.


Mrs. Liz Doherty

Member Supervisory Board / member Audit Committee

Liz Doherty was appointed at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May 2015. Her current term of office runs from 2019 – 2023.

Liz Doherty served as CFO and Executive Director at Reckit Benckiser, UK and prior to that as CFO and Executive Director at Brambles, Australia. Currently, she serves as Non-Executive Director of Novartis, Switzerland, and as Supervisory Board member Royal Philips. She is also an advisor to Agrolimen, subsidiaries GB Foods and Affinity Petcare, Spain.
Liz Doherty holds the British and Irish nationality and was born in 1957.


Mr. Jack de Kreij

Member Supervisory Board / Chairman Audit Committee

Jack de Kreij was appointed at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May 2011. His current term of office runs from 2019 – 2021.

Jack de Kreij served as Vice-Chairman Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer of Royal Vopak and prior to that in various management functions, as Senior Partner, and as Management Partner & Territory Leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Transaction Services Practice. Currently, he serves as Supervisory Board member of TomTom and of Royal Boskalis, and as Non-Executive Board Member of Oranjefonds. Furthermore, he is a member of the Advisory Council of YGroup Companies.
Jack de Kreij holds the Dutch nationality and was born in 1959.


Mr. Steen Riisgaard

Member Supervisory Board / Chairman Science and Technology Committee / member Remuneration Committee and Appointment and Governance Committee

Steen Riisgaard was appointed at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May 2014. His current term of office runs from 2018 – 2022.

Steen Riisgaard served as President & CEO of Novozymes. Currently, he serves as Chairman of Alk-Abello, Denmark, member of Århus University, Denmark, Chairman of Cowi Holding, Denmark, member of the Board of Novo Nordisk Foundation, Denmark, Vice-Chairman of Novo Holding, Denmark, Vice-Chairman of Villum Foundation, Denmark, and Chairman of Xellia, Denmark.
Steen Riisgaard holds the Danish nationality and was born in 1951.