The Supervisory Board's task is "to supervise the policy of the Executive Board and the general course of events of the Company and its affiliated business. It advises the Executive Board. In discharging its tasks, the Supervisory Board will be guided by the interests of the Company and its affiliated business".

Supervisory Board Members


J.A.P. (Joop) van Oosten
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Member since: 2012
Terms ends: 2020
Born in: 1948
Nationality: Dutch
Additional functions / memberships: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Staedion, Member of the Board of NEN.
Previous positions: Chairman of the Executive Board of Royal BAM Group N.V.


P.M.M. (Peter) Blauwhoff
Member since: 2015
Term ends: 2019
Born in: 1953
Nationality: Dutch
Additional functions / memberships: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Tata Steel Nederland B.V., Independent Director to the Board of Tata Steel Ltd (India), Chairman of the Board of NEN, Member of the Board of Foundation PAN Amsterdam, Partner Kongstein AS.
Previous positions: Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Shell Holding GmbH.


J. (Jan) Bout
Member since: 2011
Term ends: 2019
Born in: 1946
Nationality: Dutch
Previous positions: Chairman of the Board of Management of Royal Haskoning.


A.M. (Angelique) Paulussen-Hoogakker
Member since: 2015
Term ends: 2019
Born in: 1959
Nationality: Dutch
Additional functions / memberships: Executive Vice President Communications  & External Affairs of Royal DSM, Member of the Steering Committee of the DSM and the UN World Food Programme Partnership, Chairman and founder of Cedric Paulussen Foundation.


J.S.T. (Tjalling) Tiemstra
Member since:
Term ends: 2018
Born in: 1952
Nationality: Dutch
Additional functions / memberships: Member of the Supervisory Board of DKG Holding B.V., Member Supervisory Board and Chairman Audit Committee of ABN AMRO Group N.V. and ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Member of the Supervisory Council of Stichting Reinier Haga Groep, Member Advisory Boards of Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and of Court of Justice of Rotterdam, Deputy member of the Enterprises Section of the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam, Member Monitoringcommissie Code Pensioenfondsen.

Previous positions: CFO & Member of the Boards of Management of Hollandsche Beton Groep N.V. and Hagemeyer N.V. Various positions at Unilever N.V.