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Composition of the Supervisory Board

Members of the Supervisory Board are Mathieu Vrijsen (Chairman), Rudy Markham (Vice-Chairman), Liz Doherty, Ilona Haaijer, Jack de Kreij, and Steen Riisgaard. Brief resumes of the members of the Supervisory Board are available under the section Corporate governance/Supervisory Board of the Annual Report. The profile and diversity policy of the Supervisory Board are available on Corbion's website.

Rudy Markham was re-appointed as member of the Supervisory Board at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 29 June 2020. He was appointed for a new term of two years, as this is his fourth term. The reasons for the re-appointment of Rudy Markham were that during his previous terms, he has made an important contribution to the Supervisory Board's work, amongst others as chairman and vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board, chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and member of the Appointment and Governance Committee. The general and financial knowledge and the broad and international background of Rudy Markham in the context of a major listed internationally operating company are of great value to Corbion and contribute to a well-balanced composition of Corbion's Supervisory Board.

On 29 June 2020 Stefanie Schmitz and Ilona Haaijer were appointed by the General Meeting of Shareholders as Supervisory Board members. On 14 September 2020 it was announced that for unforeseen personal health reasons Stefanie Schmitz had decided to resign from the Supervisory Board with immediate effect. The Supervisory Board fully respects her decision and sincerely thanks Stefanie Schmitz for her contribution to Corbion.

At the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in 2020 it was announced that Mr. Jack de Kreij will step down from the Supervisory Board at the AGM on 19 May 2021 after 10 years of distinguished service to the company as Supervisory Board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee. The Supervisory Board has benefited immensely from his strategic thinking, deep financial experience and expertise coupled with his long experience as Executive Vice Chairman of a major Dutch international company. He has made a lasting impact on the successful development of Corbion. The Supervisory Board would like to sincerely thank Jack de Kreij for his contributions to Corbion during his 10 years of service and wishes him all the best in his future endeavors. Mrs. Liz Doherty will be succeeding Mr. De Kreij as Chair of the Audit Committee.

In the opinion of the Supervisory Board, the independence requirements referred to in best-practice provisions 2.1.7 to 2.1.9 of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code have been fulfilled.

Diversity and competence matrix for the Supervisory Board

 

M. Vrijsen

R. Markham

L. Doherty

I. Haaijer

J. de Kreij

S. Riisgaard

       

Diversity

      

Nationality

Dutch

British

British

Dutch

Dutch

Danish

Year of birth

1947

1946

1957

1969

1959

1951

Gender

M

M

F

F

M

M

       

Competences

      

Company | Geographical

      

Listed company experience

x

x

x

x

x

x

Worked in businesses comparable to Corbion: (food) ingredients and biochemicals

x

x

 

x

 

x

International experience

x

x

x

x

x

x

Lived in other geographical area

x

x

x

x

 

x

       

Functional management

      

General management

x

x

x

x

x

x

Strategy development

x

x

x

x

x

x

Commercial experience

   

x

 

x

Finance/IT

 

x

x

 

x

 

Internal audit

  

x

 

x

 

Operations/Manufacturing

x

  

x

 

x

R&D/Innovation

x

x

 

x

 

x

Human resources

x

  

x

 

x

Sustainability

x

x

 

x

 

x

Governance/Compliance

x

x

x

x

x

x

Risk management

x

x

x

x

x

x