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Leadership team

Managing board

Tex Gunning

Tex Gunning

CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board

Tex Gunning (1950, Dutch national), was appointed chief executive officer and chairman of LeasePlan Corporation N.V. in September 2016. Previously he served as CEO of TNT Express between 2013 and 2016, guiding its merger with FedEx to create a global network for express parcel deliveries. Mr Gunning served on the supervisory board of TNT Express from 2011 to 2013, prior to his appointment as CEO. In his role as managing director of the Decorative Paints Division of AkzoNobel between 2008 and 2013, he integrated ICI in AkzoNobel’s decorative paints business with ICI. Between 2007 and 2008, he was CEO of Vedior, overseeing its acquisition by Randstad in 2008, which saw Randstad become the second largest recruitment company in the world. He also has 25 years of experience with Unilever, where his last role was business group president in Asia. In addition, Mr Gunning was supervisory board member of Stichting Nederlandse Vrienden der SOS Kinderdorpen from 2012 to 2013 and of Stichting dance4life from 2013 to 2017. Currently, he is still supervisory board member of Koninklijke FrieslandCampina N.V. (from 2011), Vereniging Erasmus Trustfonds (from 2014), Stichting Nexus Instituut (from 2015) and Stichting Het Wereld Natuur Fonds-Nederland (from 2016). He is also chairman of the jury of the Effie awards (from 2016); chairman of the Board of Stichting Grachtenfestival (from 2017); and World Economic Forum Climate Sector Leader Automotive (from 2018). Mr Gunning is an Economics graduate of Erasmus University.

Yolanda Paulissen

Yolanda Paulissen

Chief Strategic Finance and Investor Relations Officer

Yolanda Paulissen (1969, Dutch national) became chief strategic finance and investor relations officer and member of the managing board of LeasePlan Corporation N.V. in January 2017. She has over 20 years’ experience in finance, beginning her career as international funding manager at ABN AMRO Lease Holding, a position she held from 1993 to 1997. She then served as senior consultant corporate finance at Van den Boom Groep, which later became NIBC Bank N.V., from 1997 to 2004. She joined LeasePlan in 2004 as senior manager corporate strategy and development and was subsequently appointed director mergers and acquisitions in 2006 and senior corporate vice-president strategic finance in 2010, which she did until 2017. Ms Paulissen holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics from Maastricht University.

Franca Vossen

Franca Vossen

Chief Risk Officer

Franca Vossen (1972, Dutch national) became chief risk officer and member of the managing board of LeasePlan Corporation N.V. in September 2017. She has held various international senior management positions in finance and risk at global organisations including ABN AMRO, Fortis, ING and De Lage Landen. Between 2004 and 2007, Ms Vossen led the worldwide implementation of Sarbanes Oxley legislation at ABN AMRO and between 2007 and 2008, she was head of integrated risk management at ABN AMRO Asset Management. In addition, Ms Vossen was chief risk officer at Fortis Investments between 2008 and 2009 and global head of risk governance at ING Investment Management between 2009 and 2011. Prior to joining the group, Ms Vossen was chief risk officer and executive vice-president of DLL, the leasing arm of Rabobank, where she managed the global risk function and was a member of the supervisory board of various DLL subsidiaries between 2011 and 2017. She was also a member of the supervisory board of Stichting Pensioenfonds Openbaar Vervoer between 2014 and 2017. Ms Vossen holds a Master’s degree in Russian and German Studies from Leiden University and an MBA from EuroMBA. Ms Vossen successfully completed the supervisory board programme of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Supervisory Board

Jos Streppel

Jos Streppel

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board on 21 March 2016. Chairman of the Selection and Appointment Committee, member of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Risk Committee.

Jos Streppel, chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2016, is a Dutch national. His previous positions include CFO of FGH Bank N.V. from 1986 to 1987 and CFO of AEGON N.V. from 1998 to 2009. He has also previously served as member of the management board of FGH Bank N.V. from 1987 to 1991, and as chairman of the management board of Bank Labouchere N.V. from 1991 to 1997. From 2003 to 2015, Mr Streppel was a member and chairman (from 2010) of the supervisory board of KPN. From 2005 to 2017, he was vice-chairman of the supervisory board of Van Lanschot N.V. In addition, Mr Streppel has previously served as a member of the working committee of the International Accounting Standards Board from 2005 to 2009, member and chairman (from 2009) of the Monitoring Committee Corporate Governance Code from 2005 to 2013, chairman of the Economics and Finance Committee (Econfin Insurance Europe) from 2005 to 2009, chairman of the board of Duisenberg School of Finance from 2007 to 2018 and as a member of the state commission on insurance from 2014 to 2015. He also served as chairman of the advisory board of Koninklijk Actuarieel Genootschap from 2013 till 2017. Mr Streppel became member of the board of the Amsterdam Center for Corporate Finance in 2004, member of the advisory board of the supervisory board programme by Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2010, non-executive director of RSA Insurance Group plc in 2011, member of the supervisory board of Stichting Arq, a mental hospital, in 2011, member of the board of the Gieskes-Strijbis foundation in 2013, deputy councillor of the Enterprise Chamber in 2014, chairman of Stichting Continuïteit Philips Lighting in 2016 and member of the advisory board of Van Lanschot Kempen N.V. in 2018, and currently still holds these positions. Mr Streppel holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Tilburg University.

Steven van Schilfgaarde

Steven van Schilfgaarde

Appointed member of the Supervisory Board on 21 March 2016, reappointed on 31 December 2018. Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Risk Committee and member of the Selection and Appointment Committee.

Steven van Schilfgaarde, vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2016, is a Dutch national. He began his career in 1990 within the finance function at KPN and held various roles at KPN affiliates until 2014. He served as senior executive vice president of KPN Corporate Market B.V. from 2011 to 2013 and as senior executive vice president IT Solutions of KPN in 2013. In 2012 and from 2013 to 2014, Mr van Schilfgaarde was CFO and member of the board of management ad interim of Royal KPN N.V. He also previously served as member of the board and member of the Investment Committee of KPN Company Pension Fund from 2007 to 2015. He further was CFO (2007 to 2011) and CEO (2011-2013) of Getronics N.V. From 2016 to 2017, Mr van Schilfgaarde was CFO of Royal FloraHolland U.A., of which he has been CEO as of 2018. He has also been treasurer/secretary of the Van Schilfgaarde Stichting (a family foundation) since 2004 and director of two private companies, Rietland Investments B.V. since 2013 and Rietland Advisory B.V. since 2015. Previously, Mr van Schilfgaarde was a member of the supervisory board at Digitenne Holding B.V. from 2005 to 2008, at SNT Deutschland AG from 2006 to 2015, at Eplus Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG from 2013 to 2014 and at KPMG N.V. from 2015 to 2016. Mr Van Schilfgaarde holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has also completed the Postgraduate degree of Controller at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the New Board Program at Nyenrode Business University.

Manjit Dale

Manjit Dale

Appointed member of the Supervisory Board on 21 March 2016. Member of the Remuneration Committee, member of the Selection and Appointment Committee and member of the Risk Committee.

Manjit Dale, member of the Supervisory Board since 2016, is a British national. He has also been member of the supervisory board of LeasePlan Corporation N.V. since 2016. Mr Dale founded TDR Capital LLP in 2002 alongside Stephen Robertson. Prior to that, Mr Dale was managing director and head of DB Capital Partners Europe and predecessor firm BT Capital Partners from 1995 to 2002. Mr Dale holds an honours degree in Economics from Cambridge University.

Allegra Cristina Carla van Hövell-Patrizi

Allegra Cristina Carla van Hövell-Patrizi

Appointed member of the Supervisory Board on 21 March 2018. Chairperson of the Risk Committee.

Allegra van Hövell-Patrizi, member of the Supervisory Board since 2018, is a Belgian and Italian national. She has been chief risk officer and member of the management board of Aegon N.V. since 2016. She has been a member of the supervisory board of Aegon Ireland from 2017 to 2018. Previously, she was business analyst corporate finance at JP Morgan (1995), up to partner level at McKinsey (1996 to 2007), head of product management and head of client solutions and chief administrative officer at F&C Investment (2007 to 2009), member of the CEO office and business representative US and risk (2009 to 2013) and group risk director at Prudential Plc (2013 to 2015). Ms van Hövell-Patrizi was also a member of the founding board of the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society. She holds a Master degree and DEA in Engineering/Applied Physics from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, as well as an MBA from INSEAD.

Herta von Stiegel

Herta von Stiegel

Appointed member of the Supervisory Board on 25 March 2015, reappointed on 25 March 2018. Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee as per 22 October 2018, member of the Selection and Appointment Committee and member of the Audit Committee.

Herta von Stiegel, member of the Supervisory Board since 2015, is a British and American national. She has also been member of the supervisory board of LeasePlan Corporation N.V. since March 2015. She currently serves on the board of the London Metal Exchange, where she chairs the Technology Advisory Panel and serves on the Audit Committee and Britam Asset Managers (K) Limited, where she serves on the Investment & Strategy Committee. During her 17 years in the banking sector before 2000, she held senior positions at Citibank, Rabobank and JP Morgan. From 2000 to 2005, she was a director and then managing director at AIG Financial Products Corporation. From 2013 to 2017, Ms von Stiegel served as chairperson of CHAPS Clearing Company Ltd. and led the sale of the company to the Bank of England. In addition, she was a non-executive director of Camco Clean Energy plc (renamed RedT Energy plc) from 2006 to 2012. In 2006, Ms von Stiegel founded the Prince’s Trust Women’s Leadership Group, where she served as chairperson from 2006 to 2010. Since 2015, she has been serving as chairperson of the Women Corporate Directors Kenya. In 2008, she founded Ariya Capital Group Ltd., and became executive chairperson. Since 2016, she has been an adjunct professor and academic director at Strathmore Business School. Ms von Stiegel holds a J.D. degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and an LLM degree in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She also completed the Executive Programme in Corporate Finance at the London Business School. She is a member of the bar association of Michigan and New York.

Eric-Jan Boudewijn Vink

Eric-Jan Boudewijn Vink

Appointed member of the Supervisory Board on 21 March 2016. Member of the Audit Committee.

Eric-Jan Vink, member of the Supervisory Board since 2016, is a Dutch national. He has further been head of private equity at PGGM N.V. since 2012 and member of the private equity board of Stichting Pensioenfonds TNO since 2016. His previous positions include investment director and partner at Gilde Buy out Partners B.V (where he worked from 1997 until 2011), senior investment manager of private equity at PGGM N.V. from 2011 to 2012 and director of LP Group B.V. from 2016 to 2018. Mr Vink holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Ada van der Veer – Vergeer

Ada van der Veer – Vergeer

(Resigned)

Appointed member of the Supervisory Board on 10 December 2010; reappointed on 22 October 2014 (resigned as per 22 October 2018) Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee (Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee until 22 October 2018).

Ms van der Veer – Vergeer (1959) is a Dutch national and has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including a strong background in the banking sector. Her previous positions at financial institutions include CEO of Currence Holding, Chairperson of the Board of Staal Bankiers and member of the Executive Board of Achmea Bank Holding. Since 2007, she has been a Director of Stranergy, a company specialising in independent boardroom consultancy in the areas of strategy and corporate governance. She is currently Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Arcadis Nederland Holding and member of the Supervisory Board of Alliander N.V. Furthermore, Ms. Van der Veer-Vergeer is a Board member of the Foundation of Preference Shares Nedap N.V., an advisor to the National Register of Directors and Supervisors, Visiting Lecturer at the Erasmus University and Nyenrode Business University and Chairperson of the Dutch Monitoring Committee Accountancy.

Stefan Orlowski

Stefan Orlowski

(Resigned)

Appointed member of the Supervisory Board on 21 March 2016 (resigned as per 21 March 2018). Chairman of the Risk Committee.

Mr Orlowski (1966) is a Polish and Australian national and has over 20 years’ experience in global and local brand and portfolio management, as well as commercial fields such as sales and distribution. After beginning his career as an attorney in Australia with Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks, Mr Orlowski has spent the majority of his career with various affiliates of Heineken N.V., including as regional president of the Americas in New York City and a member of the executive committee until 2015. In 2015, he moved to a European role with Heineken and currently is based in Amsterdam. Mr Orlowski currently serves as a member of the Supervisory Board of Żywiec S.A. (a Polish brewer controlled by Heineken), where he was previously employed as a vice-president, and as a member of the Supervisory Board of Paulaner Brauerei Gruppe GmbH & Co. KgaA. He is also a Board member of the AIM – European Brands Association, and Supervisory Board member of Heineken Nederland. Previous board positions include roles as Vice-Chairman of Compañía Cervecería Costa Rica, Director of Compañía Cervecería de Colombia, and Chairman of the Marketplace Committee for Business in the Community, a charity under the patronage of the Prince of Wales.

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