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Background and other positions of members of the board of directors and the board of supervisory directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF GASTERRA

In accordance with its Articles of Association, GasTerra is managed by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and three Managing Directors, each with specific areas of interest. They are appointed for an indefinite period. The Managing Directors are general authorised signatories; they fulfil their duties under the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer.

The composition of the Board of Directors of GasTerra is as follows:

Drs. Gertjan Lankhorst
Chief Executive Officer

Gertjan Lankhorst was born on 22 December 1957 in Amsterdam. He worked at the VU University in Amsterdam from 1982 to 1986. In 1986, he took up a position at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs as a member of the General Economic Policy directorate. He then held various other positions at the Ministry including Director for Oil & Gas (1996–1999), Director of Competition (1999–2003) and Director-General for Energy (2004–2005). He was appointed as GasTerra's Chief Executive Officer on 1 September 2006.

Education
VU University Amsterdam, General Economics (graduated in 1984)

Authority
Director, authorised to act independently

 

Drs. Maurice de Wilde RC
Chief Financial Officer – as at 15 January 2013

Maurice de Wilder was born on 20 September 1971 in 's-Hertogenbosch. In 2000, he joined Shell; here he held several positions. Inter alia, Maurice de Wilde served as Finance Manager in Oman and Asset Finance Manager at the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (the Dutch Petroleum Company NAM). In his last position, he worked from 2009 as financial director in Gabon. There he was responsible for financial affairs, IT and procurement. Prior to his work at Shell, he worked at PriceWaterhouse Coopers, and at Lyondell Chemical.

Education
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Business Administration (graduated in 1995) and a Chartered Management Accountant (graduated in 1999)

Authority
Holder of general power of attorney

 

Ir. Anton Broenink
Chief Operations Officer

Anton Broenink was born on 26 May 1957 in Hengelo. In May 1981, he joined Esso Nederland B.V. (ExxonMobil), where he held various positions, both within The Netherlands and abroad. From 1981 to 1983, he was an engineer in the Logistics Department of Esso Benelux and subsequently at the Esso refinery in Rotterdam. Immediately afterwards, from 1984 to 1986, he was senior engineer at Exxon Research & Development and at Esso’s Flexicoking Unit in Rotterdam. In the period from 1986 to 2002, he then fulfilled a variety of functions, ranging from Supply Operations Manager to European Optimisation Advisor and managing several projects. In 2002, he was appointed Gas Marketing Manager of the ExxonMobil Gas Marketing Department. Anton Broenink joined GasTerra's Board of Management on 1 June 2007.

Education
University of Twente Enschede, Chemical Engineering (graduated in 1981)

Authority
Holder of general power of attorney

 

 Ir. Robert van Rede
Chief Commercial Officer

Robert van Rede was born on 19 August 1964 in Den Helder. From 1990 to 1994, he worked at Petroleum Development Oman. In 1994, he joined NAM where he held various positions. He then worked from 2003 to 2008 at the Gasunie Trade & Supply, as it then was, as Area Manager for Norway/Russia and the UK, following which he returned to NAM, first as Commercial Asset Manager Onshore and from 2010 also as Sales Manager. On 1 October 2013, Robert Rede joined GasTerra’s Board of Management as Chief Commercial Officer.

Education
Delft University of Technology, Petroleum Engineering (graduated in 1988)

Authority
Holder of general power of attorney

COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORY DIRECTORS OF GASTERRA

The Board of Supervisory Directors supervises the management by the Board of Directors and the general day-to-day affairs at GasTerra. The Board of Supervisory Directors consists of eight members, one of whom is appointed by the Minister of Economic Affairs. The Board appoints a chairman from among its members; the Minister of Economic Affairs must approve this appointment.

The Board of Supervisory Directors designates from among its members a College of Delegated Supervisory Directors, consisting of five members, of which one member is a commissioner appointed by the Minister of Economic Affairs. The Board may delegate its powers to the College, to the extent that this delegation does not infringe the role and powers of the Board of Supervisory Directors.

The Articles of Association stipulate that every year, at the annual general meeting of shareholders, two members of the Board of Supervisory Directors shall resign, according to a schedule to be determined by drawing lots. The board members who resign may be immediately re-elected or reappointed. Successive members of the Board of Supervisory Directors occupy the place of their predecessors on the schedule.

The Board of Supervisory Directors of GasTerra

Name Authority Date of appointment Term of office
C.W.M. Dessens M.A., Attorney Delegated Commissioner 1 January 2006 Re-electable in 2017

D.A. Benschop M.A

Delegated Commissioner  1 May 2011 Re-electable in 2016

J.D. Bokhoven MSc.     

Delegated Commissioner 1 November 2007 Re-electable in 2015

P. Dekker MSc

Member of the Board of Supervisory Directors 1 juli 2005    Re-electable in 2017

M.E.P. Dierikx M.A. 

Delegated Commissioner 2 juli 2011 Herkiesbaar in 2014

J.M. Van Roost MSc.     

Delegated Commissioner 1 July 2005  Re-electable in 2014

A.P.N. van Veldhoven M.A.                

Member of the Board of Supervisory Directors 31 March 2011 Re-electable in 2015

One seat on the Board of Supervisory Directors is currently vacant.

C.W.M. Dessens M.A., Attorney

Stan Dessens was born on 30 October 1947 in Vlaardingen. He is Chairman of the Board of Supervisory Directors and the College of Delegated Commissioners. From 1974, he worked at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Directorate-General for Industry and Energy. From 1988 to 1999, he was Director-General for Energy. In 1999, he was appointed Director-General of Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Justice. Since 2005, he has been self-employed.

Mr. Dessens holds various management positions, including president of the Foundation for Tackling Vehicle Crime, Governor of the Meld Misdaad Anoniem Foundation (Report Crime Anonymously) and Chairman of the Executive Board of the CATO (CO2 Capture Transport and Storage) project.

Education
Leiden University, Physics (graduated in 1972) and Law (graduated in 1974)

 

D.A. Benschop M.A.

Dick Benschop was born on 5 November 1957 in Driebergen. He is a Delegated Commissioner of GasTerra. He has worked in various capacities in the Dutch House of Representatives and in the Dutch Labour Party. In 1994, he founded his own consultancy firm. From 1998 to 2002, he returned to politics as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in the second Kok cabinet.

In 2003, he joined Shell in the European gas company Shell Energy Europe. In early 2006, he moved to Kuala Lumpur where he headed the Gas & Power business (LNG and GTL) in Malaysia. In 2009, he became Vice-President of Strategy for the Royal Dutch Shell Group. Since 1 May 2011, he has been CEO of Shell Nederland and Vice-President of Global Gas Market Development.

Education
VU University Amsterdam, History (graduated in 1984)

 

J.D. Bokhoven MSc.

Jan Dirk Bokhoven was born on 4 March 1957 in Rotterdam. He is a Delegated Commissioner of GasTerra. From 1982 through 2001, he held various positions, inter alia with Conoco, Veba and Clyde. In 2001, he joined Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN) as Technical Manager. Since 2007, he has been Chairman of the Board of EBN and responsible for all activities of EBN.

Education
Delft University of Technology, Petroleum Extraction (graduated in 1983)

 

P. Dekker MSc.

Pieter Dekker was born on 16 July 1950 in Wassenaar. He is a member of the Board of Supervisory Directors of GasTerra. From 1977, he held various positions within Shell’s natural gas organisation, inter alia in London and Calgary. In 1997, he returned to The Netherlands and was responsible for Shell's stake in the Dutch Gas Building (a PPP), particularly for natural gas sales activities. He is also a member of the Board of Supervisory Directors of the Dutch Petroleum Maatschappij (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij NAM) and responsible for Shell's participation in the NoordzeeWind offshore wind energy project in The Netherlands.

Education
Delft University of Technology, Applied Physics (graduated in 1975)

 

M.E.P. Dierikx M.A.

Mark Dierikx was born on 5 June 1953 in Flushing. He is a Delegated Commissioner of GasTerra. After graduating, he worked for several years at Esso Chemicals in marketing.

Then he chose a career at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Here he was initially active in the field of Dutch industrial and technological policy, since 1992 in the field of Foreign Economic Relations and from 1994 in the post of Director of Economic Cooperation and Export Policy. In 1996, he moved to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director for Asia and the Pacific, and also Deputy Director-General for Regional and Country Policy, to return in 2000 to the Ministry of Economic Affairs as an exempt Deputy-Director General for Foreign Economic Relations. From 2004, Mr. Dierikx worked at the Ministry of Transport and Public Works as Director-General for Water. From 1 January 2008 to 1 July 2011, he was Director-General of Civil Aviation and Maritime Affairs. As at 1 July 2011, Mr. Dierikx was appointed Director-General of Energy, Telecommunications and Competition at the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Education
VU University Amsterdam, Organic Chemistry, with minors in Biochemistry and Economics (graduated in 1979)

 

J.M. Van Roost MSc.

Joost Van Roost was born on 13 April 1955 in Leuven. He is a Delegated Commissioner of GasTerra. From 1979, he held various positions within ExxonMobil. Since 1999 he was Upstream Director of ExxonMobil Benelux. After the merger of Exxon with Mobil, he became president of ExxonMobil Benelux in 2000. He is also president for natural gas and CEO of Esso Nederland BV and CEO of ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemicals BVBA.

Education
Catholic University Leuven, electronic mechanical engineering (1977), University of Michigan, M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering (1978), MBA (1983)

 

A.P.N. van Veldhoven M.A.

Alexander van Veldhoven was born on 29 November 1973 in Waalwijk. He is a member of the Board of Supervisory Directors of GasTerra. From 1999, he held various positions with Exxon Mobil, inter alia in London, Hanover and Houston. In his current position as Gas Marketing Manager, he represents ExxonMobil in the Dutch Gas Building.

Education
Maastricht University, Business Administration (graduated in 1999)

OTHER POSITIONS OF CEO, DIRECTORS AND SUPERVISORY DIRECTORS OF GASTERRA

Members of the Board of Supervisory Directors

Stan Dessens: 

  • Chairman of the Foundation for Tackling Vehicle Crime (AVc)

  • Chairman of the Steering Committee on bicycle theft

  • Member of the Board of the foundation Meld Misdaad Anoniem (Report Crime Anonymously)

  • Chairman of the Executive Board of CATO (CO2 Capture Transport and Storage)

  • Chairman of the Committee for Additional Innovative Projects (Borssele covenant)

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the National Aeronautics and Space Laboratory (Nationaal Lucht en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium NLR)

  • Chairman of the Association for the Preservation of Old, Green and Liveable Voorschoten

  • Board member of the Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Historic Country Estates

 

Dick Benschop:

  • CEO of Shell Nederland BV

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW)

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry (VNCI)

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of the Dutch Petroleum Industry (VNPI)

  • Chairman of the Dutch Board of Directors of the World Petroleum Congress

  • Chairman of the Christiaan Huygens Prize Foundation

  • Member of the Board of Avond van Wetenschap en Maatschappij (Evening of Science and Society)

  • Member of the Board of the Apeldoorn British-Dutch Dialogue Conference

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board The Hague Institute of Global Justice

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the Veer Stichting (organisers of meetings that shape the world)

  • Member of Supervisory Board of NCDO (National Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development)

  • Member of the Sponsor Fund Board of the Rotterdam Theatre

  • Member of the Advisory Board for the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP)

  • Member Social Advisory Council for Secondary Education (Secondary Education Council VO-Raad)

  • Member International Advisory Board of Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary Studies (ACCESS Europe)

  • Member of Trilateral Commission

 

Jan Dirk Bokhoven:

  • Chief Executive Officer, EBN B.V.

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP)

  • Member of the TNO Strategic Advisory Board on Energy

 

Pieter Dekker:

  • Vice-President Joint Venture Governance, Upstream International Integrated Gas West, Shell

  • Member of the Board of Supervisory Directors of the Dutch Petroleum Company (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V. or NAM)

  • Member of the Board of Supervisory Directors of NoordzeeWind B.V.

 

Mark Dierikx:

  • Director-General for Energy, Telecommunications and Competition, Ministry of Economic Affairs

  • Member of topteam Energy

 

Joost Van Roost:

  • CEO of Esso Nederland B.V.

  • Chairman of ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical, bvba

  • Member of the Board of Supervisory Directors of the Dutch Petroleum Company (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V. or NAM)

  • Vice-President at the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium

  • Board Member at the American Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands

  • Trustee at United Fund of BelgiumMember of the Advisory Board of the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP)

 

Alexander van Veldhoven:

  • Gas Marketing Manager, Esso Nederland B.V.