The Supervisory Board of Van Lanschot NV intends to appoint Mr A.J. (Arjan) Huisman (38) as Chief Operating Officer and member of the Board of Managing Directors of Van Lanschot NV / F. van Lanschot Bankiers NV. The announcement of his appointment will be included on the agenda of the General Meeting of Shareholders of Van Lanschot NV.
As Chief Operating Officer at Van Lanschot, Arjan Huisman will be responsible for managing the Operations and IT activities.
Arjan Huisman has worked at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) since 1995, and in the past five years as Partner and Managing Director.
The Supervisory Board intends to appoint Arjan Huisman as a member of the Board of Managing Directors for a period of four years. This appointment is subject to the approval of De Nederlandsche Bank (the Dutch Central Bank). His employment contract will be concluded for an indefinite period.
The employment contract will include a clause concerning severance pay which will comply with the provisions of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code and the Code for Banks. The employment contract is in line with the current remuneration policy for members of the Board of Managing Directors that was approved by shareholders at the General Meeting of Shareholders held on 8 May 2008. The bank's remuneration policy, including that for members of the Board of Managing Directors, is being revised to take account of the provisions of the Code for Banks and the good practices announced by the Dutch Central Bank on 14 September. The new remuneration policy will be presented to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on 6 May 2010.
Following the appointment of Arjan Huisman to the Board of Managing Directors of Van Lanschot NV / F. van Lanschot Bankiers NV, the Board of Managing Directors will comprise the following members:
- Mr F.G.H. (Floris) Deckers, chairman
- Mr A.J. (Arjan) Huisman
- Mr I.A. (Ieko) Sevinga
Curriculum vitae Arjan Huisman
Arjan Huisman was born on 21 April 1971 in Opperdoes, the Netherlands. After graduating in Business Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, he started his career in 1995 as a business adviser with BCG in the Netherlands. From 1998 to 2000 he was based in BCG's office in Boston in the US. He was appointed partner and Managing Director at the end of 2004. From 2004 to 2007 he managed BCG's office in Prague. His base since 2008 has been the Netherlands.
During his career at BCG, Arjan Huisman has primarily served clients operating in the financial sector. He has gained considerable experience in the field of transformation processes, business process redesign and strategy.
Arjan lives together with his partner and three children in Bussum, the Netherlands.
's-Hertogenbosch, 1 December 2009
Van Lanschot Media Relations: Etienne te Brake, Corporate Communication spokesperson
Van Lanschot Investor Relations: Geraldine Bakker-Grier, Investor Relations Manager
Van Lanschot NV is the holding company of F. van Lanschot Bankiers NV, the oldest independent bank in the Netherlands with a history dating back to 1737. The bank focuses on three target groups: high net-worth individuals, medium-sized businesses (including family businesses) and institutional investors. Van Lanschot stands for high-quality services founded on integrated advice, personal service and customised solutions. Van Lanschot NV is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Market.
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