Chapter 10

Leadership team

  • Introduction
  • Our sustainability strategy
  • Materiality
  • CSR governance
  • Supply chain and clients
  • Highlights

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Managing board

Tex Gunning

CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board

Tex Gunning (1950) was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board of LeasePlan 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 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 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.

Jochen Sutor

Chief Financial Officer as of 1 October 2019

Mr. Sutor (1973) was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and member of the managing board of LeasePlan on 1 October 2019. From 1 January to 30 September, Toine van Doremalen, SVP & Corporate Controller, fulfilled the role of Chief Financial Officer on an ad interim basis. Mr. Sutor joined LeasePlan following a long career in banking and automotive finance. Before becoming Global Head of Finance at Commerzbank in 2012, he spent more than ten years working for Mercedes-Benz Bank, a subsidiary of the Daimler Financial Services division, fulfilling various senior positions in finance and risk management. He brings a wealth of experience in corporate restructuring exercises and credit workouts and has managed accounts in complex global organisations, harmonising systems, increasing efficiencies and introducing single finance architectures across jurisdictions. Mr Sutor also serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Comdirect Bank AG. He holds an MSc. Degree in Finance from Texas A&M University and a doctorate in Mathematics from Ulm University.

Currently, the CFO is entrusted with the responsibilities of the CRO.

Supervisory board

Jos Streppel

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Jos Streppel has been a member of the Supervisory Board since March 2016 and was reappointed in March 2019. 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, as chairman of the management board of Bank Labouchere N.V. from 1991 to 1997 and as CEO of FGH Bank from 1995 – 1998. From 2003 to 2015, Mr Streppel was a member and chairman (from 2010) of the supervisory board of Koninklijke KPN N.V. From 2003 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 to 2017), member of the advisory board of the supervisory board program by Erasmus University Rotterdam (from 2010 to 2019), non-executive director of RSA Insurance Group plc (from 2011 to 2019), member of the supervisory board of Stichting Arq, a mental hospital (from 2011 to 2019) and deputy councillor of the Enterprise Chamber of the Court of Amsterdam (from 2014 to 2019).

Mr Streppel became member of the board of the Amsterdam Center for Corporate Finance in 2007, member of the board of the Gieskes-Strijbis foundation in 2013, chairman of Stichting Continuiteit Signify in 2017 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

Mr van Schilfgaarde has been a member of the Supervisory Board since March 2016 and was reappointed in December 2018. He began his career in 1990 within the finance function at KPN N.V. 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 Koninklijke 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 was CFO (2007 to 2011) and CEO (2011-2013) of Getronics N.V. From 2016 to 2017, Mr van Schilfgaarde was CFO of Cooperatie 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 has been a member of the Supervisory Board since March 2016 and was reappointed in June 2019. In 2019, he was also appointed as a managing director A of LP Group. Mr Dale co-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 Hovell-Patrizi

Allegra van Hövell-Patrizi has been a member of the Supervisory Board since March 2018. 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 U.S. 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 Masters degree and DEA in Engineering/Applied Physics from Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, as well as an MBA from INSEAD.

Herta von Stiegel

Herta von Stiegel has been a member of the Supervisory Board since March 2015 and was reappointed in March 2018. She currently serves on the board of the London Metal Exchange, where she chairs the Technology & Operational Resilience Committee and serves on the Audit and Risk Committee, and on the board of Britam Asset Managers (K) Limited, where she chairs the Remuneration Committee and 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 Western Michigan University Thomas M Cooley Law School and an LLM degree in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She also completed the Executive Program in Corporate Finance at the London Business School. She is a member of the state bar associations of Michigan and New York.

Eric-Jan Boudewijn Vink

Eric-Jan Boudewijn Vink has been a member of the Supervisory Board since March 2016 and was reappointed in June 2019. In 2019, he was also appointed as a managing director B of LP Group. 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 from 2016 to 2018. Mr Vink holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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