Management & supervision

The Executive Board is leading the core activities (Private Banking, Asset Management and Merchant Banking). The Executive Board consists of the members of the Statutory Board of Van Lanschot NV and the members of the Management Board of Kempen & Co NV.

Executive Board

Karl Guha

Karl Guha

Chairman of the Statutory Board of Van Lanschot/F. van Lanschot Bankiers

Karl Guha was appointed Chairman of the Statutory Board of Van Lanschot NV in 2013.

Born

1964, male

Nationality

Dutch

Areas of responsibility

Corporate Banking, Evi, Company Secretariat/Legal, Strategy & Corporate Development, Human Resource Management, Communications, Compliance and Group Audit

Significant supervisory board memberships and board positions

Karl Guha fulfils two board positions.

Professional experience

1989 – ABN AMRO: positions in Structured Finance, Treasury, Capital Management, Investor Relations, Risk Management and Asset & Liability Management
2009 – UniCredit Banking Group: Member of the Executive Management Board and Chief Risk Officer; Member of Supervisory Boards of Bank Austria, HVB in Germany and Zao Bank in Russia

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Constant Korthout

Constant Korthout

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Risk Officer - Statutory Board Van Lanschot NV and F. van Lanschot Bankiers NV, and Management Board Kempen & Co NV

Constant Korthout (1962) was appointed Chief Financial Officer / Chief Risk Officer and member of the Statutory Board of Van Lanschot NV in 2010.

Mr Korthout studied Business Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He started his career in 1985 as a management trainee at the former ABN Bank, followed by a number of years as senior account manager for corporate clients at the bank.

In 1990 he became Financial Management Consultant at KPMG Management Consultants. He joined Robeco in 1992, starting as Group Controller and subsequently holding the positions of Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Board of Weiss, Peck & Greer in New York, and Corporate Development director.

In 2002 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Robeco Group. In this position his responsibilities included Risk Management, Treasury and Corporate Development.

Main other position

Vice-chairman Raad van Toezicht Sint Franciscus-Vlietland Groep.

Constant Korthout holds a total of five board and supervisory positions.

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Arjan Huisman

Arjan Huisman

Chief Operating Officer - Statutory Board Van Lanschot NV and F. van Lanschot Bankiers NV

Arjan Huisman (1971) was appointed to the Statutory Board of Van Lanschot NV in 2010.

Mr Huisman studied Business Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He started his career in 1995 as a Consultant with BCG in the Netherlands. From 1998 to 2000 he was based in BCG's office in Boston. He was appointed Partner and Managing Director at the end of 2004. From 2004 to 2007 he managed BCG's office in Prague. He returned to the Netherlands in 2008.

Main other position

Member of the Supervisory Board of Van Lanschot Chabot Holding B.V.

Arjan Huisman holds a total of four board and supervisory positions.

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Richard Bruens

Richard Bruens

Private Banking - Statutory Board Van Lanschot NV and F. van Lanschot Bankiers NV

Richard Bruens (1967) was appointed to the Statutory Board of Van Lanschot NV in 2014.

Mr Bruens studied Business Administration at the University of Groningen and has an MBA in Finance from Manchester Business School. He started his career at ABN AMRO in 1991 as management trainee in the international division, holding various managerial positions in the Global Markets division, both at head office and internationally, until 2007. During this period he worked in several countries including the UK, Greece and Saudi Arabia. He was based in Amsterdam from 2002 to 2007, the last four years in the role of Managing Director of Investor Relations. He left ABN AMRO in July 2007 to join the Group Managing Board of Renaissance Capital in Moscow, where he was responsible for strategy, investor relations and communication.

In January 2010 he returned to ABN AMRO in the Netherlands, becoming a member of the ABN AMRO Private Banking International management team, with global responsibility for Products and for Private Wealth Management.

Mr Bruens joined Van Lanschot on 1 August 2013 as Managing Director of Private Banking.

Main other position

Member of the Supervisory Board of Van Lanschot Chabot Holding B.V.

Richard Bruens holds a total of four board and supervisory positions.

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Paul Gerla

Paul Gerla

Asset Management / Chairman Directie Kempen & Co NV

Paul Gerla (1966) has been a member of the Management Board of Kempen & Co since January 2009. In March 2015 he was appointed Chairman.

Mr Gerla studied Econometrics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He started his career in 1988 at Shell, where he gained experience in several divisions, including the Shell Pension Fund. He also held positions as Finance Director at Shell Malaysia and Controller at Shell Exploration & Production Asia Pacific.

Over the past 20 years Mr Gerla has worked in several countries, including the Netherlands, Gabon, the United Kingdom, Colombia and Malaysia.

At the end of 2004 he was appointed as a member of the Management Board of Kempen Capital Management, part of Kempen & Co NV. In January 2009 he joined the Management Board of Kempen & Co and in March 2015 he was appointed Chairman.

Main other position

Member of the Supervisory Council and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Spaarne Hospital.

Paul Gerla holds a total of three board and supervisory positions.

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Joof Verhees

Joof Verhees

Merchant Banking / Management Board Kempen & Co NV

Joof Verhees (1960) has been a member of the Management Board of Kempen & Co NV since January 2009.

Mr Verhees began his career at ING Bank, where he held various positions. From 1990 to 1993 he was based in Paribas Capital Markets’ London office as a senior trader. In 1993 he joined ABN AMRO, where he held positions including Senior Vice President and Head of European Trading in London. In 1996 Mr Verhees moved to Rabo Securities, most latterly as Managing Director.

In October 2004 Mr Verhees was appointed Managing Director Securities at Kempen & Co. He has also served as a member of the Management Board of Kempen & Co since January 2009.

Joof Verhees holds one board position.

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By-laws Statutory Board and Executive Board

Supervisory Board

The members of the Supervisory Board of Van Lanschot NV are appointment by the General Meeting of Shareholders.

Willy Duron

Willy Duron

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Date of birth and sex

1945, male

Nationality

Belgian

Appointed

10 May 2007; third term of office expires in 2019

Other key supervisory board memberships and board positions at listed companies
  • Agfa-Gevaert
  • Tigenix
Other key supervisory board memberships and board positions
  • Ethias
  • Windvision

Willy Duron holds a total of six board and supervisory positions.

Previous positions
  • Chairman of KBC Group

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Manfred Schepers

Manfred Schepers

Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Date of birth and sex

1960, male

Nationality

Dutch

Appointed

18 May 2017; first term of office expires in 2021

Other key supervisory board memberships and board positions
  • NWB Bank
  • Fotowatio Renewable Ventures
  • Almar Water Solutions
Other key positions
  • Member of the Advisory Board Amsterdam Institute of Finance
  • Member of the Board of Governors UWC Atlantic College
  • Chairman stichting Het Compagnie Fonds Scheepvaart Museum Amsterdam
Previous positions
  • Vice President & Chief Financial Officer European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Manfred Schepers holds a total of seven board and supervisory positions.

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Jeanine Helthuis

Jeanine Helthuis

Member of the Supervisory Board

Date of birth and sex

1962, female

Nationality

Dutch

Appointed

2 July 2013; second term of office expires in 2021

Principal position
  • Managing Director of PC Hooft Groep
Other key supervisory board memberships and board positions
  • Prorail
Key other positions
  • Member of the Advisory Council of Nintes

Jeanine Helthuis holds a total of seven board and supervisory positions.

Previous positions
  • Chairman of Monuta Holding/Monuta Verzekeringen
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Fortis Bank Nederland

 

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Bernadette Langius

Bernadette Langius

Member of the Supervisory Board

Date of birth and sex

1960, female

Nationality

Dutch

Appointed

13 May 2015; first term of office expires in 2019

Other key supervisory board memberships and board positions
  • IBM Nederland
  • Plan Nederland
  • BDO Nederland
  • Ingenico ePayments Nederland

Bernadette Langius holds a total of six board and supervisory positions.

Previous positions
  • Member of the Executive Board of VU University in Amsterdam
  • ABN AMRO (including CEO of Commercial Banking NL and CEO of Private Banking NL)

 

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Godfried van Lanschot

Godfried van Lanschot

Member of the Supervisory Board

Date of birth and sex

1964, male

Nationality

Dutch

Appointed

10 May 2006; third term of office expires in 2018

Board and supervisory positions

Godfried van Lanschot holds a total of three board and supervisory positions.

Previous positions
  • ABN AMRO (various positions)

 

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Lex van Overmeire

Lex van Overmeire

Member of the Supervisory Board

Date of birth and sex

1956, male

Nationality

Dutch

Appointed

30 January 2017; first term of office expires in 2021

Other key supervisory board memberships and board positions
  • Chairman of the Audit Advisory Committee CIZ (Centrum indicatiestelling zorg)

Lex van Overmeire holds a total of two board and supervisory positions.

Previous positions or offices held
  • Audit Partner EY Accountants LLP

 

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By-laws and composition of the Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board has appointed four committees from among its members: an Audit & Compliance Committee, a Risk Committee, a Selection & Appointment Committee and a Remuneration Committee.

By-laws and composition of the Supervisory Board

By-laws and composition of the committees

Selection & Remuneration 2016

Shareholders

Van Lanschot’s issued share capital consists fully of ordinary A shares. More than 99.9% of the ordinary A shares are held by Stichting Administratiekantoor gewone Aandelen A Van Lanschot (the Trust Office), which has issued depositary receipts for those shares. The depositary receipts are listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange. The protective function of issuing depositary receipts for shares was lifted in 2006. This means that, in line with the Dutch Corporate Governance Code, the Trust Office will in all cases allow the holders of depositary receipts to exercise their voting rights.

Rights of shareholders, shareholders' meeting powers

Each voting shareholder is authorised to attend the shareholders’ meeting, address the meeting and exercise the voting right. Each share entitles the holder to cast one vote in the shareholders’ meeting.

Additional information on the rights of shareholders and the main powers of the shareholders’ meeting are as follows can be found in the Corporate Governance section of the 2016 Annual Report (page 57 and further).

Rights of shareholders

Simplified legal structure

Van Lanschot NV is a two-tier board company and the holding company of F. van Lanschot Bankiers NV. Kempen & Co NV is a subsidiary of F. van Lanschot Bankiers NV.

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