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Mariëtte Doornekamp (ABP Pension Fund) appointed as new Eumedion Board Chair

Mariëtte Doornekamp (ABP Pension Fund) appointed as new Eumedion Board ChairPress release · 19-12-2019

The Hague, 19 December 2019. The Eumedion General Board has appointed Mariëtte Doornekamp as new Chair of the General Board of Eumedion. Mariëtte Doornekamp (62 years) is member of the ABP Board. Mariëtte Doornekamp succeeds Garmt Louw (Chairman Shell Pension Fund). Garmt Louw completed his maximum statutory Eumedion Board appointment term of six year and had to step down as a consequence.

Recommended by ABP, Mariëtte Doornekamp was appointed as a Eumedion Board member in June 2017 and has been Vice-Chair of the Eumedion Board since June 2018. Mariëtte Doornekamp: “Investors are increasingly in need of data on more than just the financial performance of companies. Non-financial performance indicators and transparent reporting on sustainability factors such as the environment, employees, social aspects and human rights are essential to accommodate this need of investors. As Chair and for the benefit of the Eumedion members, I will focus on that topic in the upcoming years. And I will continue to express my opinion that gender diversity in the corporate boards leads to better results, both financially and strategically. You can't ignore it, the level of inequality between men and women in the Netherlands is still huge”.

Mariëtte Doornekamp has worked in the financial world for 20 years as a banker and at NCM (now Atradius). After that she became CFO at Damen Shipyards, an international shipyard group, and was also on the Executive Board for more than two years at MCB (metal wholesaler). After a switch to Private Equity, she has been a board member at ABP since April 2009 and also holds various other board positions in both the profit and non-profit sector.

As of today Eumedion’s General Board is composed of the following persons:

Mariëtte Doornekamp (ABP), Chair

Marcel Andringa (PME)

Amra Balic (BlackRock)

Lars Dijkstra (Kempen Capital Management)

Wouter van Eechoud (IBM Netherlands Pension Fund)

Peter Ferket (Robeco)

Olaf van den Heuvel (Aegon Asset Management)

Annette van der Krogt (Achmea Investment Management)

Hans Op ’t Veld (PGGM)