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Board member biographies

Triodos Bank Executive Board

Pierre Aeby (1956), CFO

Pierre Aeby has been Statutory Director of Triodos Bank NV since 2000 and is a Member of the Executive Board. He is also a Member of the Board of Stichting Triodos Holding, Statutory Director of Triodos Ventures BV, Member of the Board of Stichting Hivos Triodos Fonds, Member of the Board of Stichting Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation, Member of the Supervisory Board of Triodos Fair Share Fund, Director of Triodos Fonds Vzw, Member of the Board of Triodos Invest CVBA, Chair of the Management Board of Triodos SICAV I and Triodos SICAV II, Chair of the Board of Enclude Ltd and Member of the Board of Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond. He is of Belgian nationality and owns 21 Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Jellie Banga (1974), COO

Jellie Banga has been Chief Operating Officer and a Member of the Executive Board of Triodos Bank NV since 1 March 2013. She is also a Member of the Advisory Board of Stichting Lichter. She is of Dutch nationality and does not own Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Peter Blom (1956), CEO

Peter Blom has been Statutory Director of Triodos Bank NV since 1989 and is Chair of the Executive Board. He is also a Member of the Board of Stichting Triodos Holding, Statutory Director of Triodos Ventures BV, Member of the Supervisory Board of Triodos Groenfonds N.V., Member of the Supervisory Board of Triodos Vastgoedfonds N.V., Member of the Board of Stichting Hivos Triodos Fonds, Member of the Board of Stichting Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation, Chair of the Board of Stichting Triodos Foundation, Chair of the Board of Stichting Global Alliance for Banking on Values, Member of the Board of the Dutch Banking Association, Member of the Board of Stichting Sustainable Finance Lab, Member of the board of the Nationaal Restauratiefonds, Member of the Board Stichting NatuurCollege, Member of the Scientific Advisory Council for Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Food and Member of The Club of Rome. He is of Dutch nationality and owns one Triodos Bank depository receipt.

Board of SAAT

Marjatta van Boeschoten (1946)

Marjatta van Boeschoten was first appointed in 2009 and her present term expires in 2015. Previously she was on the Triodos Bank Supervisory Board from 2001 to 2009. Marjatta van Boeschoten was a lawyer of the Supreme Court in England for seven years before becoming a management development consultant. She is a Director of Phoenix Consultancy and works with large organisations in the public and private sectors in the UK. She is General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain. Marjatta van Boeschoten is of British nationality and owns one Triodos Bank depository receipt.

Sandra Castañeda Elena (1974)

Sandra Castañeda Elena was first appointed in 2013 and her present term expires in 2016. She is currently Senior Advisor Sustainability at Inditex S.A. (owner of Zara). She has helped integrate environmental and social criteria into the business strategies of companies and academic institutions, in different positions, since 2005. Previously, she was part of the core team setting up Triodos Bank in Spain. Sandra Castañeda Elena is of Spanish nationality and owns 49 Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Frans de Clerck (1945)

Frans de Clerck was first appointed in 2010 and his present term expires in 2016. He is a co-founder of Triodos Bank Belgium (1993) and a former Statutory Director and Member of the Executive Board of Triodos Bank NV. Frans de Clerck is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Triodos Holding and Member of the Board of Boss Paints NV, the Hélène De Beir Foundation and Chair of the Supervisory Board of WZC De Foyer vzw in Belgium. Frans de Clerck is of Belgian nationality and owns six Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Jan Nijenhof (1945)

Jan Nijenhof was first appointed in 2005 and his present term expires in 2014. He is also a Member of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Triodos Holding and was Coordinating Vice President of the District Court of Haarlem until 1 April 2010. He has been a substitute judge in the same court and in the District Court Oost Brabant ever since. He is also a Member of the Appeals Tribunal for Higher Education. Jan Nijenhof is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Josephine de Zwaan (1963), Chair

Josephine de Zwaan was first appointed in 2010 and her present term expires in 2016. She is also a Member and Chair of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Triodos Holding. Josephine de Zwaan 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 (CMS) Derks Star Busmann, where she was in charge of a team of real estate lawyers. Although no longer acting as a lawyer, she is still involved in this firm as an advisor to the board. Since 2000 Josephine de Zwaan has acted in administrative and supervisory roles in education, health care and culture in particular (Hogeschool Leiden, Stichting Vilans, Raphael Stichting, Bureau Promotie Podiumkunsten, Iona Stichting and Academy for Liberal Arts). In 2009 she was appointed Arbitrator for the Arbitration Tribunal Foundation for Health Care and Member of the Governance Committee of the Arbitration Board for Health Care. In 2013 she was also appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Cito. Josephine de Zwaan is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Triodos Bank Supervisory Board

David Carrington (1946)

David Carrington was first appointed in 2009 and his present term expires in 2017. He is a Member of Triodos Bank’s Nomination and Compensation Committee. He has been an independent consultant since 2001, specialising in the development of philanthropy and social finance and in the governance of charities and social enterprises. David Carrington draws on 25 years’ experience of senior management positions in charities – the last 13 as Chief Executive – and as a Board Member with a wide range of organisations in the UK. He is a non-executive Director of Big Society Capital and Chair of the Programme Board of Inspiring Impact. He is Chair and a founder Director of the Alliance Publishing Trust and of Bridges Charitable Trust and is a Member of the Advisory Board of the US Centre for Effective Philanthropy. David Carrington is of British nationality and does not own any depository receipts.

Marcos Eguiguren Huerta (1959)

Marcos Eguiguren Huerta was first appointed in 2008 and his present term expires in 2016. He is a Member of Triodos Bank’s Audit and Risk Committee. Marcos Eguiguren Huerta has extensive experience in advising financial entities in Spain and in several Latin American countries. He is Partner and co-founder of SingularNet, a Spanish professional services Group focused on corporate strategy, human development and communication. He has held executive roles in Barclays Bank and BBVA. He is also Professor of business administration at the Politechnical University of Catalonia. Marcos Eguiguren is of Spanish nationality and owns 194 Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Mathieu van den Hoogenband (1944)

Mathieu van den Hoogenband was first appointed in 2007 and his present term expires in 2015. He is Chair of Triodos Bank’s Nomination and Compensation Committee. He is the former President of the Executive Board of the Weleda Group AG in Arlesheim, Switzerland. Mathieu van den Hoogenband is a Member of the Shareholders Council of Rhea Holding BV (Eosta BV), Chair of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Widar 1st line Health Organisation, and Member of the Advisory Council of the Antroposophical Medical Faculty of the private University Witten/Herdecke. He teaches Leadership and Ethics at the SRH Business School Berlin and ‘Life Stages’ at the Alanus Hochschule in Bonn-Alfter. Mathieu van den Hoogenband is of Dutch nationality and owns 931 Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Jan Lamers (1948)

Jan Lamers was first appointed in 2002 and his present term expires in 2014. He is a former CEO of Uitgeversbedrijf Tijd and Vice President of the European Newspaper publishers association. He is CEO of Lamers-Media C&P, Chair of CultuurNet Vlaanderen, Director of Wereldmediahuis Vzw and Member of the Supervisor Board of I-Propeller NV. Jan Lamers is of Belgian nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Margot Scheltema (1954), Vice-Chair

Margot Scheltema was first appointed in 2006 and her present term expires in 2014. She is Chair of Triodos Bank’s Audit and Risk Committee. Margot Scheltema was Financial Director of Shell Nederland BV until the end of 2008. She is a Member of the Audit Committee of Algemeen Burgerlijk Pensioenfonds and a Member of the Supervisory Board of ASR NV, Schiphol NV, and of TNT Express NV. Margot Scheltema is substitute council with the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. She is also a Non-executive member of the Board of Lonza Group PLC and a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Rijksmuseum, World Press Photo and the Warmtebedrijf Rotterdam. Margot Scheltema is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Hans Voortman (1944), Chair

Hans Voortman was first appointed in 2001 and his present term expires in 2014. He is a Member of Triodos Bank’s Nomination and Compensation Committee. Hans Voortman is the former Managing Director of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Netherlands and the former Company Director of MeesPierson. He is also the Chair of the Supervisory Board of Ark Natuurontwikkeling and Member of the Boards of Pan Parks. Hans Voortman is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.

Carla van der Weerdt-Norder (1964)

Carla van der Weerdt was first appointed in 2010 and her present term expires in 2014. She is a Member of Triodos Bank’s Audit and Risk Committee. Carla van der Weerdt is the owner and Director of Accent Organisatie Advies and Accent Finance & Accountancy. She had a banking career for fifteen years in ABN AMRO Bank NV, amongst others as the CFO/COO of Global Transaction Banking, as the Global Head of Operational Risk Management and as the Global Head of Risk Management and Compliance in Asset Management. She is a Member of the Supervisory Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of Saxion Hogeschool. Carla van der Weerdt is of Dutch nationality and does not own any Triodos Bank depository receipts.