The general meeting of Rabobank Nederland has appointed Irene Asscher-Vonk as a member of the supervisory board of Rabobank Nederland. Asscher-Vonk was nominated upon the recommendation by the Works Council of Rabobank Nederland. she is a professor of social law at the faculty of law of Radboud University Nijmegen and has expertise in the field of labour law and social security. Completely in line with the current insights at Rabobank, she is fully convinced that the battle for scarce talent will be a decisive success factor for companies within a rapidly changing labour market. Asscher-Vonk is also a member of the supervisory boards of KLM, Arriva, Philip Morris Holland and TBI. She serves as the chairperson of various arbitration boards and courts.
The general meeting also appointed Tom de Bruijn as a member of the supervisory board of Rabobank Nederland. De Bruijn was nominated upon the recommendation of the local member banks. He is an agricultural business owner in the field of ornamental plant cultivation. Due to his former positions as supervisory director of Rabobank Westland and as a local committee leader and member of the Central Delegates Assembly, De Bruijn is strongly rooted in the world of the local Rabobanks and can provide added value to the operation of governance within Rabobank Nederland. He also serves as chairman of the advisory commission of the Greenhouse Horticulture Research Programme and as a member of the board of directors of the Netherlands Innovative Greenhouse Horticulture Foundation.
In addition to the appointments of Asscher-Vonk and De Bruijn, the general meeting of Rabobank Nederland approved the reappointment of Dr L. Koopmans and Dr M.J.M. Tielen as members of the supervisory board of Rabobank Nederland, both of whom had retired by rotation. They were renominated for appointment in view of their experience and expertise.
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