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Martin van Rijn appointed Chair of DNB's Supervisory Board from 1 June 2023

Press release

On the recommendation of the Supervisory Board (SB) of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), Finance Minister Sigrid Kaag, on behalf of DNB’s shareholder, the Dutch State, has decided to appoint Martin van Rijn as Chair of the SB. He will succeed Wim Kuijken, who will step down after his term ends on 1 June 2023.

Published: 30 March 2023

Martin van Rijn

Martin van Rijn has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. He currently chairs Aedes, the sector association of housing associations. He is also Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), where his current term will end on 24 May 2023. Van Rijn was previously state secretary of Health, Welfare and Sport and held several executive positions in the healthcare sector. He was also CEO at pension provider PGGM. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he briefly served as Minister for Medical Care. Wim Kuijken is stepping down as an SB member after eleven years, including eight years as Chair.

DNB President Klaas Knot is pleased to address both: "We are very grateful to Wim for his dedication and commitment and for our superb cooperation with him during his time on the SB. He has made a significant contribution to the continuity and stability of DNB. We look forward to working with Wim for a few more months, and we wish him all the best for the future. At the same time, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Martin van Rijn to our Supervisory Board. His arrival means that civic and executive experience and a sense of political and administrative relations will remain strongly represented on the SB. With his experience at PGGM and the AFM, he has comprehensive knowledge of the financial sector from different perspectives.”

Wim Kuijken on his tenure on the SB: “After three years as a government appointed member and two terms as Chair, the time has come to step down and bid farewell to DNB’s Supervisory Board. The Executive Board of DNB and all employees can be proud of the work they have done and continue to do in turbulent times. DNB is on the right track. In Martin, we welcome a very knowledgeable and experienced chair and I can confidently hand over the reins. I wish him well in his new role on behalf of all SB members.”

Van Rijn says he is honoured to take up his new position. “I look forward to working with the other SB members, the Executive Board and the staff of DNB to ensure the stability and integrity of the Dutch financial system.”

Further information
For more information, please contact Corina Ruhe on +31 (0)655 418 351.

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