People: Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSa.AS)
20 Oct 2014
Mr. Hans Wijers has been Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. He is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management of Akzo Nobel NV. He joined Akzo Nobel NV in 2002 as Board Member, and was appointed Chairman in May 2003. He obtained a degree from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and a Doctorate in Philosophy in Economics in 1982 while teaching at there. Later, he became Managing Partner of The Boston Consulting Group. He served as Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs from 1994 to 1998, after which he returned to The Boston Consulting Group as Senior Partner until his appointment as a Board member of Akzo Nobel N.V. in 2002. He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AFC Ajax N.V., a member of the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V., and a trustee of various charities. In January 2013, he was appointed a Non-executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc with effect from April 1, 2013. Mr. Wijers is Chairman of the Company's Remuneration Committee and Member and Nomination and Succession Committee.
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