Supervisory Board

Cees Veerman

1949, Dutch | Chairman | first appointed in 2010 | current term 2012-2016
Member of the remuneration and appointments committee

Cees Veerman has chaired the Supervisory Board of USG People N.V. since 1 March 2010. He was the Dutch minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality from 2002 to 2007 and CEO of Bracamonte B.V. until September 2013. Cees currently holds professorships at the universities of both Tilburg and Wageningen. In addition, he sits on the supervisory boards of companies including Royal Reesink N.V., Holding Nationale Goede Doelen Loterij N.V. and Bestuurskantoor Fagoed B.V. He is also a member of the Governing Board of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and chairman of the foundations Stichting Groenfonds and Stichting Protestants Christelijk Ziekenhuis Ikazia and of the Association of water companies in the Netherlands (Vewin).

Rinse de Jong 

1948, Dutch | first appointed in 2010 | current term 2014-2018
Chairman of the audit committee

Rinse de Jong joined the USG People N.V. Supervisory Board on 20 December 2010. A registered accountant, Rinse was most recently employed as Chief Financial Officer of Essent, where he was also responsible for risk management and IT. He is chairman of the supervisory board of N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie and sits on the supervisory board and chairs the audit committee of Enexis Holding N.V. He is also chairman of the supervisory board of Bakeplus Holding B.V. and of the supervisory board of Rabobank Arnhem en omstreken. He is a member of the Board of Supervision of Hogeschool van Amsterdam and an advisor to the Board of Supervision of the University of Amsterdam. He is also a member of the Board of Supervision of Toneelgroep Oostpool. Rinse is an executive committee member of the foundation Stichting Aandelenbeheer BAM Groep and of the Foundation for the holding of priority shares in the public limited liability company Wereldhave.

Alex Mulder

1946, Dutch | first appointed in 2006 | current term 2014-2018
Member of the remuneration and appointments committee

Alex Mulder founded Unique Uitzendburo in 1972, which by consequence makes him the founder of USG People N.V., of which he was chairman and CEO until 2006. At the General Meeting of Shareholders in 2006 Alex was appointed to the USG People N.V. Supervisory Board. Additionally he is also a delegated director of Amerborgh International N.V., a management company with investments and stakes in companies, in the field of asset management, cross-media expenditure, property development, and art and culture. Alex is also a board member of Stichting Start Foundation.

Willemijn Maas

1959, Dutch | first appointed in 2014 | current term 2014-2018
Chairman of the remuneration and appointments committee

Willemijn Maas joined the Supervisory Board of USG People N.V. on 8 May 2014. Previously she was the general director of Dutch broadcasting organisation AVRO for eight years, a position she resigned from following the merger of AVRO with fellow broadcasting organisation TROS. Prior to that Maas had a long association with Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, where she started teaching before holding various management positions and eventually becoming a member of the Executive Board of the University. In the latter job she co-managed the merger with the HES Higher School of Economics and the cooperation agreement with the Economics faculty of the University of Amsterdam. Willemijn’s last-held position at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences was Chairman of the Board of the merged Economics Institutes and she has been an independent consultant and interim manager since September 2014. Since 1 February 2016 she works as director of HR & Communication of SNS Bank N.V. She is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the Amsterdam Port Authority and a member of the Supervisory Committees of the Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds cultural fund and Unicef Netherlands. She has chaired the Nationaal Restauratiefonds since December 2014.

Johnny Thijs

1952, Belgian | first appointed 2014 | current term 2014-2018
Member of the audit committee

Johnny Thijs joined the Supervisory Board of USG People N.V. on 8 May 2014. He obtained a degree in Business Engineering from Belgium’s Limburg Business School in 1974. After various management positions at large multinationals including AB InBev, Kraft-Jacobs-Suchard and Mars Inc., he held the post of CEO of bpost – the Belgian post company which obtained a stock market listing in June 2013 under his guidance – until the end of February 2014. Johnny is chairman of the Executive Boards of Spadel N.V., Recticel N.V., and Betafence NV and a member of the executive boards of Delhaize Group, the Red Cross Flanders, logistics services provider H.Essers and of developer Ghelamco NV. He is also an advisor to Lazard Frères Benelux and CVC Belgium.