Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is responsible for supervising the Managing Board’s conduct of the business and the general course of affairs of the Company and its associated businesses. It also advises the Managing Board, whereby it is being guided by the interests of the Company and those of its associated businesses.

We have developed a set of rules governing the Supervisory Board’s Principles and Best Practices. These rules include a description of the responsibilities of the Supervisory Board, principles on its composition, the relationship with the Works Council and shareholders.

The Supervisory Board of NWM N.V.

Chris Marks - Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Chris joined the Executive Committee of RBS in April 2015. He was appointed CEO of NatWest Markets (then known as Corporate and Institutional Banking) in February 2015, overseeing its refocus to be a smaller, safer business. NatWest Markets provides financing and risk management to large corporates and financial institution customers in the UK and Western Europe and supports them with a global trading and distribution platform. On 1 November 2017, Chris was appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of NWM N.V.


Chris has been with RBS since 2010, when he joined Non-Core as Head of Markets and Co-Head of Non-Core Solutions. He oversaw large transactions including the de-risking of the exotic credit trading book, the removal of the majority of RBS's primary monoline exposure and the sale of multiple corporate banking portfolios.


Chris was then appointed Co-CEO of RBS Capital Resolution (RCR). RCR successfully ran down RBS's most risky and capital intensive assets.


Prior to RBS, Chris was a managing director at Barclays Capital and also held roles at Kensington Group, Greenwich NatWest and Coopers & Lybrand.

Richard Place – Member of the Supervisory Board


Mr Place is the Chief Financial Officer of NatWest Markets and has held this position since 2015. Preceding this role he acted as RBS Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer APAC, respectively.

He started his career with PWC and has held positions at Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. He holds a Joint Honours Degree in Mathematics & Economics from Nottingham University.

Maarten Klessens - Member of the Supervisory Board


Mr. Klessens started his career in finance with ABN in 1986, in structured aircraft finance.


In 1997 he was appointed corporate Executive Vice President for ABN AMRO and had subsequent responsibilities in wholesale product teams, client management and Group Risk. For 12 years he was a voting member of ABN AMRO's Group Risk Committee.


From 2011 he was acting head Global Country Risk for RBS group responsible for country appetite setting and exposure management with special attention for the financial stress in the Eurozone periphery. He was senior advisor Benelux for StormHarbour Securities LLP, London in 2014- 2015.


Mr. Klessens is chairing the board in The Netherlands of 'Future Hope' a NGO in Calcutta and has been member and chairman of foundation 'Multiple Sclerosis Research' Netherlands.


Mr. Klessens holds a post graduate in Financial Economics of Tilburg University and a master in Business Economics of Erasmus University Rotterdam and has had executive training at IMD, Insead and University of Michigan.

Anne Snel - Member of the Supervisory Board


Ms Snel is currently the Head of Risk and Compliance at DIF, a fund manager specialized in infrastructure investment. She has held senior risk roles at Rabobank including Head of Operational Risk and Head of Integrated Risk. She brings a strong understanding of risk and regulation and excellent relationships with both the DNB and European Central Bank, having previously worked in banking supervision at the DNB.

Through her last role at Rabobank, she established the Regulatory Oversight function at Rabobank and also the Supervisory Relations function in order to enhance the relationship with Dutch and European regulators. She also has many years of experience in wholesale banking and private equity with ABN AMRO Bank.

Ms Snel is experienced in the local legal, regulatory and commercial environment. Her strong European regulatory experience provides her with a thorough understanding of banking and regulation across the continent.


Annelies van der Pauw - Member of the Supervisory Board


Ms Van der Pauw is a partner of the international law firm Allen & Overy LLP (A&O), located in Amsterdam, and has chaired the Amsterdam corporate practice group since 2006.

In her practice Ms Van der Pauw focuses on mergers and acquisitions (including private equity) and general corporate governance issues. Ms Van der Pauw also has extensive equity capital markets experience. Furthermore, Ms Van der Pauw is well connected in the Dutch community.

In addition to a strong understanding of the legal environment in the Netherlands, Ms Van der Pauw is also the co-chair of the A&O global corporate responsibility programme and a member of the board of the global A&O Foundation. Ms Van der Pauw has been with A&O and its predecessors since 1987.

The members are appointed for a period of 4 years at a time and shall thereafter be eligible for re-appointment, provided that no member shall hold office for more than three 4-year terms or twelve years, as the case may be, or when a member reaches the age of 70.

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