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    Supervisory Board

    The Supervisory Board supervises and advises the Board of Management. The Supervisory Board currently comprises six members.

    Arthur van der Poel

     

    Chair of the Supervisory Board
    Chair of the Nomination & Selection Committee
    Member of the Remuneration Committee

     

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    Arthur van der Poel has been a member of the Supervisory Board since the company’s IPO in 2016. He is Chair of the Supervisory Board, Chair of the Nomination & Selection Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. His second term expires in 2024.

     

    Arthur started his career at Royal PTT Telecommunicatie (Dutch Telecom, later: Royal KPN). In 1984, he joined the semiconductor business of Royal Philips, where he climbed the ranks and became CEO of Philips Semiconductors in 1996. Within Royal Philips he was involved in various business transformations. Arthur was CEO of Philips Semiconductors from 1996 to 2001 and member of the Board of Management of Royal Philips from 1998 to 2003.

     

    Arthur was Chair of the Supervisory Boards of ASML, Vanderlande Industries and BDR Thermea Group, member of the Supervisory Board of DHV (later: Royal HaskoningDHV) and on the Board of Directors of Axalto (later: Gemalto).

     

    Arthur was the first Chair of the Philips Sustainability Board and a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Under his leadership, Philips reached the #1 position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in its sector.

     

    Arthur, a Dutch national born in 1948, obtained a master’s degree in telecommunications at Eindhoven University of Technology.

    Gerard van de Aast

     

    Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board
    Chair of the Remuneration Committee
    Member of the Audit Committee

     

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    Gerard van de Aast has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2017. He is Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board, Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. His second term expires in 2025.

     

    Gerard started his career as a system analyst and civil engineer at Witteveen+Bos. For over 20 years, he worked in the computer and software industry, including with Philips Data Systems, Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq in the Netherlands, Germany and the U.S. From 2001 to 2008, Gerard was on the Executive Board of Reed Elsevier (later: RELX) in the United Kingdom where he led the transformation from print to online. From 2009 to 2012, Gerard was the CEO of construction company VolkerWessels, where he obtained extensive managerial experience in the construction services. He joined Imtech in 2013 at a time that this technical services company was facing serious issues. He remained CEO until 2015, when the company had to file for insolvency.

     

    Gerard is currently Chair of the Supervisory Board of NS (Dutch Railways), and member of the Supervisory Boards of Royal KPN (Dutch Telecom) and Witteveen+Bos. Before, he was member of the Supervisory Boards of Océ and Heisterkamp Transport Services.

     

    Gerard, a Dutch national born in 1957, obtained a bachelor degree in civil engineering. He worked and lived in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany and the U.S.

    Eelco Blok

     

    Member of the Supervisory Board
    Member of the Audit Committee
    Member of the Digital Committee

     

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    Eelco Blok has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2018. He is a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Digital Committee. His first term expires in 2022.

     

    Eelco started his career as a business analyst at Royal KPN (Dutch Telecom), where he subsequently held various management positions in carrier services, network operations and strategy. In 2006, he was appointed to the Board of Management of Royal KPN where he was consecutively responsible for the fixed division, the business market and mobile international division. From 2011 to 2018, Eelco was CEO of Royal KPN.

     

    Eelco is currently non-executive director of Telstra and the OTE Group, member of the Supervisory Boards of VolkerWessels and Fairphone, and advisor of the privately held investment company Reggeborgh. Before, he was member of the Supervisory Boards of PostNL, GSM Association and Deutsche Glasfaser, and Chair of the Supervisory Board of E-Plus. From 2011-2017, Eelco was joint Chair of the Dutch national cyber security council, an advisory body to the Dutch government.

     

    Eelco, a Dutch national born in 1957, obtained a master’s degree in Business Management & Administration at Delft University of Technology & Erasmus University.

    Pamela Knapp

     

    Member of the Supervisory Board
    Chair of the Audit Committee
    Member of the Remuneration Committee

     

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    Pamela Knapp has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2020. She is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Her first term expires in 2024.

     

    Pamela started her career as M&A consultant at Deutsche Bank Morgan Grenfell and later at Fuchs Consult. In 1992, she joined Siemens, where she held various management positions including as member of the Group Executive Management and CFO of the Power Transmission & Distribution Group from 2004 to 2009, in which role she was also responsible for IT. From 2009 to 2014, Pamela was a member of the Management Board and CFO of GfK SE. Business transformation, including IT and HR topics, has been a permanent element of Pamela’s operational tasks and continues to be in her board memberships.

     

    Pamela is a member of the Supervisory Boards of LANXESS and Compagnie de Saint-Gobain. On both boards, Pamela is regularly involved in sustainability aspects of the respective businesses. Before, she was member of the Supervisory Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën, the business of which was strongly influenced by regulation regarding reduction of CO2 emissions and shift to e-mobility.

     

    Pamela, a German national born in 1958, obtained a master’s degree in Economics from the Universities of Berlin and Munich.  

    Rita Lane

     

    Member of the Supervisory Board
    Member of the Nomination & Governance Committee
    Member of the Digital Committee

     

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    Rita Lane has been a member of the Supervisory Board since the company’s IPO in 2016. She is a member of the Nomination & Governance Committee and of the Digital Committee. Her second term expires in 2024.

     

    Rita started her career as lieutenant at the United States Air Force. From 1991 to 2006, she held various management positions at International Business Machines (IBM), including as Vice President Integrated Supply Chain. In 2006, Rita joined Motorola, where she was responsible for procurement and promoted to Senior Vice President Integrated Supply Chain. From 2008 to 2014, Rita was Vice President of Operations at Apple, where she was responsible for the execution of new product introduction, cost, supply and quality.

     

    Rita is a member of the Board of Directors of Sanmina Corporation, L3Harris Technologies and Amphenol Corporation.

     

    Rita, a U.S. nationalborn in 1962, obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Frank Lubnau

     

    Member of the Supervisory Board
    Chair of the Digital Committee
    Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee

     

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    Frank Lubnau has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2020. He is Chair of the Digital Committee and a member of the Nomination & Governance Committee. His first term expires in 2024.

     

    Frank started his career at supplier of production systems, assembly lines and test equipment LSW Maschinenfabrik (later: KUKA Systems), where he was Head of Service from 2003 to 2006. In 2001, and again in 2006, he joined Siemens, where he held various management positions in industry divisions of the company, including as CEO of a subsidiary, as Chief Technology Officer of the Customer Services Division and at various new businesses. From 2017 to 2019, Frank was Chief Digital Officer of the industry division at Robert Bosch and a member of the Board of Management of Bosch Connected Industry. From 2019 to 2021, he was Managing Director and Chief Technology & Excellence Officer at workplace experience and facility management company ISS Germany.

     

    Frank, a German national born in 1969, holds master’s degree in electrical engineering from the City University of Applied Science in Bremen.