People: Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSa.L)
24 Dec 2014
Mr. Gerrit Zalm has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, effective January 1, 2013. He is Chairman of the Board of Management of ABN AMRO Bank N.V., a position he has held since February 2009. Before joining ABN AMRO, he was the Minister of Finance of the Netherlands from 1994 until 2002, Chairman of the VVD Liberal Party in the Lower House (2002) and Minister of Finance from 2003 until 2007. During 2007 until 2009 he was adviser to PricewaterhouseCoopers (2007), Chairman of the trustees of the International Accounting Standards Board (2007-2010), adviser to Permira (private equity fund) (2007-2008) and Chief Financial Officer of DSB Bank (2008). Prior to 1994, he was head of the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, a professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and held various positions at the Ministry of Finance and at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. He studied General Economics (Masters, 1975) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and received an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from this university (2008). He is Member of the Company's Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee.
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