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Supervisory Board

Mathieu Vrijsen was appointed at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May 2013. His current term of office runs from 2021 – 2023.

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 Chair of Broadview Holding, and the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Belgium, and as Board Member of the Antwerp Spring Festival.
Mathieu Vrijsen holds the Dutch nationality and was born in 1947.

Rudy Markham was appointed at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May 2010. His current term of office runs from 2020 – 2022.

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.

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 Audit Committee Chair and Non-Executive Director of Novartis, Switzerland, and as Supervisory Board member of Royal Philips. She is also an advisor to Agrolimen, subsidiaries GB Foods and Affinity Petcare, Spain.
Liz Doherty holds the British and Irish nationalities and was born in 1957.

Ilona Haaijer was appointed at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2020. Her current term of office runs from 2020 – 2024.

Ilona Haaijer served as President and CEO of DSM Food Specialties, President of DSM Personal Care, CEO of Philips AVENT, Vice President Corporate Strategy of Royal Philips Electronics, and as Consultant of The Boston Consulting Group. Currently, she serves as Chair of the Supervisory Board of MusicalMakers and as Chair of the Committee for Digital Transformation of the Cultural and Creative Sector, a committee of the Dutch Council for Culture of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
Ilona Haaijer holds the Dutch nationality and was born in 1969.

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 Chair of Alk-Abello, Denmark, member of Århus University, Denmark, member of the Board of Novo Nordisk Foundation, Denmark, Vice-Chair of Novo Holding, Denmark, Vice-Chair of Villum Foundation, Denmark, and Chair of Xellia, Denmark.
Steen Riisgaard holds the Danish nationality and was born in 1951.

Dessi Temperley was appointed at the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May 2021. Her current term of office runs from 2021 – 2025.

Dessi Temperley served as Group CFO of Beiersdorf, and before that, she was CFO of Nestle South East Europe, CFO of Nestle Purina EMENA, and Head of Investor Relations of Nestle. Prior to this, she held finance roles with Cable & Wireless. Currently, she serves as Supervisory Director Coca Cola Europacific Partners, Philip Morris International, and Cimpress. 
Dessi Temperley holds the Bulgarian and British nationalities and was born in 1973.