Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is responsible for overseeing the Executive Board's conduct and general business management. It plays an important role in Achmea's governance, in particular, by approving (or not) important business-related decisions.

 

 FLTR: Roel Wijmega, Aad Veenman (Chairman), Mijntje Lückerath, Wim de Weijer, Petri Hofsté and Jan van den Berg. Missing on the photo: Lineke Sneller and Roelof Joosten

Achmea's cooperative structure determines many of its processes. As a result, our 8 Supervisory Board members are all nominated and selected by our shareholders. Vereniging (Association) Achmea appoints seven Supervisory Board members, including the chairman. Rabobank selects four members, including the vice-chairman. The rest of our shareholders are jointly represented with one seat.

In line with the Dutch Corporate Governance Code, three dedicated committees support Supervisory Board decision-making:

  • Audit & Risk Committee (for financial, audit, risk and compliance issues)
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Selection & Appointment Committee

Audit & Risk Committee meetings are always attended by the CFO; the Chairman of the Executive Board; and the directors of Internal Audit,
Strategy & Performance, and Risk Management.

 

Aad Veenman

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Aad Veenman is Chairman of the Supervisory Board and also a member of the Supervisory Board of Achmea Schadeverzekeringen N.V. From 2002 until 2009 he was Chairman of the Managing Board and CEO of the Dutch railways, NS. Prior to this, he had a long career with the Dutch industrial enterprise, Stork, where he was a member of the Executive Board from 1990 and CEO from 1998 up to and including 2002.

From 1998 until June 2010, he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Rabobank Nederland. Currently, Mr Veenman is member of the Supervisory Board of TenneT GmbH and One Logistics, figurehead of  the Top Sector Logistics and Chairman of the Board of Stichting Continuïteit (SMB offshore) and of the Advisory Board NLR.


Wim de Weijer

Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Wim de Weijer is Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board and also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Achmea Zorgverzekeringen N.V. and its subsidiaries. He is also boardmember of Vereniging Achmea.

In addition, he is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Wielco B.V., a member of the Supervisory Board of ADG, and advisor and a Board member of participations at NPM-Capital.

Petri H.M. Hofsté

Member of the Supervisory Board

Petri Hofsté has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 1 January 2015. She is also a member of the Supervisory Boards of Achmea Pensioen- en Levensverzekeringen N.V., Achmea Investment Management and Rabobank.

Ms Hofsté is a qualified registeraccountant and started her career at KPMG, where she was a partner in the Financial Services Audit practice. Subsequently, she was among others group controller and deputy CFO of ABN AMRO Group, divisional director of Bank Supervision at De Nederlandsche Bank and CFRO of APG Groep N.V. Ms Hofsté is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Fugro N.V., KAS Bank N.V. and Pon Holdings B.V. and a member of the Board of Stichting Nyenrode and Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser.

Roelof Joosten

Member of the Supervisory Board

Roelof Joosten has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 11 April 2019.
Between June 2015 and January 2018, Roelof Joosten was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FrieslandCampina. He joined the dairy business in 2004 and became a member of its Executive Board in 2012.

Joosten studied chemical technology in Groningen. After graduating, he began his career at Unilever, where he worked for almost 15 years before moving to Quest in 1998. Unilever had sold Quest, a producer of fragrances and flavourings, to the British ICI shortly before Joosten joined. Mr. Joosten is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Migros Genossenschafts Bund and Rotterdam School of Management.

Mijntje Lückerath-Rovers

Member of the Supervisory Board

Mijntje Lückerath-Rovers is a member of the Supervisory Board and also a member of the Supervisory Board of Achmea Pensioen- & Levensverzekeringen N.V.

Ms Lückerath-Rovers is a Professor in Corporate Governance at Tilburg University. She is also a member of the Supervisory Board at NRC Media, a member of the Supervisory Boards of KNGF (Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation) and Diergaarde Blijdorp and a member of the Monitoring Committee Pensionfund Governance Code. She is also the author of many (popular) scientific publications, and member of the editorial board of the Corporate Governance Yearbook.

Lineke Sneller

Member of the Supervisory Board

Lineke Sneller is a member of the Supervisory Board and also a member of the Supervisory Board of Achmea Zorgverzekeringen N.V. and its subsidiaries.

Ms Sneller is a Professor in Accounting Information Systems and Management Accounting at Nyenrode Business University. She began her career at Ortec Consultants in 1988 and has held CIO positions at InterfaceFLOR, Tele2 and Vodafone. Ms Sneller is a member of the Supervisory Boards of ProRail and CCV, and a non-executive director at Ortec.

Jan van den Berg

Member of the Supervisory Board

Jan van den Berg is a member of the Supervisory Board as of 16 February 2018. Mr. Van den Berg has more than 20 years of executive experience in the international insurance market. He worked for Nationale Nederlanden, AXA en Prudential Financial where he was Asia President until 2017. 
He started his career at Coopers & Lybrand corporate finance. Mr. Van den Berg is a member of the Supervisory Board of DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance, DHFL Pramerica Asset Management and My Tomorrows.

Roel Weijmenga

Member of the Supervisory Board

Roel Wijmenga has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 1 January 2015. He is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Achmea Pensioen- & Levensverzekeringen N.V. and a member of the Supervisory Board of Achmea Schadeverzekeringen N.V.

From February 2009 until May 2014 Mr Wijmenga was CFO at ASR Verzekeringen. Prior to this, he was among others a member of the Executive Board of Achmea, a member of the Executive Board of Interpolis, and a member of the Executive Board of Fortis ASR Verzekeringen.

Previously, he has held several business role in the insurance sector, at AMEV and Fortis. From 2002 until 2007 he was also Chairman of the negotiating delegation for the insurance sector’s collective agreement (CAO) on behalf of employers. Currently, Mr Wijmenga is among others Chairman of the Philips Pension Fund.

Company Secretaries: Lucian Gerritsen