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Fastned appoints Jérôme Janssen as new member of the Supervisory Board

Fastned appoints Jérôme Janssen as new member of the Supervisory Board

Fastned appointed Jérôme Janssen as a new member of its Supervisory Board at its extraordinary general meeting of shareholders on December 7. Read more

APG CEO Annette Mosman Opts for Stakeholder-Focused Leadership

APG CEO Annette Mosman Opts for Stakeholder-Focused Leadership

As the new CEO of pension provider APG, Annette Mosman walked 200km with an array of stakeholders to find out what is happening both within and outside of the organization. “Listening is at the core of leadership.”
Time for an Electrification Revolution

Time for an Electrification Revolution

Fossil-free energy is the future, but gradual phasing out is taking too long. The Energy Transition Manager at energy company Vattenfall therefore advocates a radical action plan – when in a (climate) crisis, we should expect that emergency measures be taken. It is time for an electrification revolution.
Arjen Linders (Mediq): 'Focus on Daily Operations'

Arjen Linders (Mediq): 'Focus on Daily Operations'

Mediq’s director aims to continue delivering the best possible care – which is not uncomplicated in such turbulent times. The focus now is on day-to-day operations. Some projects are even on hold for now - they will get done eventually.
Gisella van Vollenhoven: 'Still Much Progress to be Made in Assessing Executives'

Gisella van Vollenhoven: 'Still Much Progress to be Made in Assessing Executives'

Too few companies are transparent about their sustainability targets and how they factor sustainable performance into executive pay, observes multi-Supervisory Board member Gisella van Vollenhoven. Measurable KPI’s and bonuses can help.
Connective Leadership is Not Evident

Connective Leadership is Not Evident

Leaders are facing tremendous challenges. They must guide unprecedented changes and at the same time, they have to foster connections and remain composed.
The First 100 Days as CEO of Menzis

The First 100 Days as CEO of Menzis

"Not a popular role," says Wouter Bos about his first hundred days as CEO of Coöperatie Menzis.
Ahmed El-Hoshy (OCI): 'Sustainability is Not a Zero-Sum Game'

Ahmed El-Hoshy: 'Sustainability is Not a Zero-Sum Game'

Ahmed El-Hoshy, CEO of OCI, sees it as his task to change the industry to be more sustainable where possible. But blindly pursuing sustainability cannot be an option.
Jo Deblaere (Cyberwolf.io): 'Hackers Gain Access to Corporate Networks Via the Private Sphere'

Jo Deblaere (Cyberwolf.io): 'Hackers Gain Access to Corporate Networks Via the Private Sphere'

Cybersecurity firm Cyberwolf.io focuses on securing devices of individual directors and supervisors. And that is much needed.
This is how you bring in diverse talent

How to Bring in Diverse Talent

Attracting and retaining diverse talent requires a change of purpose and culture in order to become more appealing to a wider demographic in a tight labor market. This is not easy, but it is very rewarding.
Geraldine Fraser (FrieslandCampina): ‘Inclusion as the Sum of Micro-behaviours’

Geraldine Fraser: ‘Inclusion as the Sum of Micro-behaviours’

Fraser has the opinion that companies too often focus on what they themselves have to do to make a success of diversity and inclusion. She finds this too narrow.
Jan Rotmans Sees a Lack of Transformational Leadership

Jan Rotmans Sees a Lack of Transformational Leadership

The current accumulation of crises is causing the supply chains of companies involved in logistics and/or international operations to falter. The professor is ...
Janine Vos (Rabobank): 'Psychological Safety Will Only Become More Important'

Janine Vos: 'Psychological Safety Will Become More Important'

It is good to strive for psychological safety, but a completely safe organization with 43,000 employees does not exist. A safer organization does.
Robert Eccles: 'ESG is Fully Politicized in the US'

Robert Eccles: 'ESG is Fully Politicized in the US'

Professor Robert Eccles, ESG guru, outlines the polarization in the US, where the concept of ESG is now at the forefront of the battle between Republicans and Democrats.
30 Years as a Consultant

30 Years as a Consultant

30 years ago, Geert van den Goor started working as a consultant at Andersen Consulting. While the work has evolved, the core remained the same: It is still about assisting clients.
Olof van der Gaag: 'A Project Developer’s Mind-Set Accelerates the Energy Transition'

Olof van der Gaag: 'A Project Developer’s Mind-Set Accelerates the Energy Transition'

According to Olof van der Gaag, there is more support than ever for the energy transition. What should happen now is ...
Four Best Practices for a Future-Proof Supply Chain

Four Best Practices for a Future-Proof Supply Chain

In De Raad (‘The Council’), a carefully composed team of experts take a look at an important boardroom concern. From this discussion, it becomes apparent that there is room for improvement in the supply chain.
Three Female Executives on D&I: “Policies are Increasingly Complex”

Three Female Executives on D&I: 'Policies are Increasingly Complex'

Petra Tito (Deloitte), Gita Gallé (Princes Máxima Centrum) and Jeanine Peek (Capgemini) discuss their diversity and inclusion policies.
Coo debate & dinner 2022: everyone appears to be struggling in a volatile market

COO Debate & Dinner 2022: Everyone Appears to be Struggling in a Volatile Market

What determines the COO's agenda in times of polycrisis? There was fervent discussion during the COO debate & dinner.
CFO Survey Deloitte: this is how the CFO sees the future

CFO Survey Deloitte: The Way the CFO Sees the Future

The time when Dutch businesses had continuous growth seems to be over for now. Deloitte's new CFO Survey shows that CFOs are preparing for turbulent times.
Board Effectiveness in Turbulent Times: 'Are We Actually Talking About the Same Thing?'

Board Effectiveness in Turbulent Times: 'Are We Actually Talking About the Same Thing?'

The Supervisory Board wish to challenge Boards of Directors to maintain their connection to society and create a positive impact even in turbulent times. Bottom line: this cannot be achieved unless strategy sessions start at the beginning.
It is High Time to Professionalize the Nomination Committee

It is High Time to Professionalize the Nomination Committee

The main responsibility of supervisory directors is to ensure adequate succession and evaluation. However, the Nomination Committees often fail to fulfil their potential.
Arjen Dorland: ‘Chair Has to Make Extremely Difficult Decisions’

Arjen Dorland: ‘Chair Has to Make Extremely Difficult Decisions’

In his roles as Chair or Vice Chair, he feels a strong sense of responsibility to enable the Board to work together effectively. ‘You really have to form a team and ensure that the team is successful. Nobody else will do that for you.’
Four Best Practices for Safe Organizations

Four Best Practices for Safe Organizations

In this series, experts examine an ongoing boardroom theme. This time: creating a respectful and safe organization in a turbulent climate. Four best practices from culture and behavior specialist Smaranda Boros and CHROs Erwin Hoogeveen, Ansco Dokkum and Hilde Garssen.
Remuneration Policies Need Rethinking

Remuneration Policies Need Rethinking

Reward Value argues in favor of a new remuneration model and recently exchanged thoughts and ideas with Supervisory Board members about the options.
Top Women's Dinner 2022: ‘Use your momentum to make your D&I mark’

‘Use your momentum to make your D&I mark’

How do you engage diverse talented individuals and prevent them from leaving too soon? These questions featured at Management Scope's Top Women's Dinner.
An Active Board Stays in Control

An Active Board Stays in Control

A successful Board does not wait for ESG standards and takes diversity, inclusion and talent management extremely seriously. A thorough evaluation of Board effectiveness is also part of the process.
Michiel Hogerhuis (Accell): ‘Actively Talk to Employees About Their Pension’

Michiel Hogerhuis (Accell): ‘Actively Talk to Employees About Their Pension’

Hogerhuis considers it his responsibility (and the responsibility of other CHROs) to get people to take action on their pensions.
The First 100 Days as CIO B2C KPN

The First 100 Days as CIO B2C KPN

‘Revolution instead of evolution’, says Artie Debidien about her first hundred days as CIO/EVP Consumer, Enterprise & Wholesale Technology Solutions at KPN. 
Rik Klercq (EK Retail): 'Data Standardization is the Big Challenge'

Rik Klercq (EK Retail): 'Data Standardization is the Big Challenge'

Rik Klercq sees that a lot of work still needs to be done to get retail entrepreneurs on board with the digital journey.
Ben Noteboom talks about board effectiveness

Ben Noteboom Talks About Board Effectiveness

Ben Noteboom shares his best practices for ensuring effective collaboration, both within the Supervisory Board itself and between supervisory board members and directors.
Masterclass company secretaries: misconduct, excesses and difficult conversations

Masterclass Company Secretaries: Excesses, Misconduct and Holding Difficult Conversations

The essence? Recognize that excesses do occur in organizations and learn how to initiate discussions about them.
Every Company Needs a Chief of Staff

Every Company Needs a Chief of Staff

Hinke Malda is one of the few Chiefs of Staff in the Netherlands. At Philips, she acts as a ‘liaison officer’ between executive management and the organization.
25 Years Mgmt. Scope: Tomorrow's Agenda

25 Years Mgmt. Scope: Tomorrow's Agenda

As chronicler of developments in the corporate Netherlands, we witnessed some major changes over the past 25 years. We take a look back, and forward too.
Flow Traders CEO Dennis Dijkstra on Giving Feedback

Flow Traders CEO Dennis Dijkstra on Giving Feedback

According to this brokerage CEO, receiving feedback is mainly about feeling heard. He therefore dislikes ambiguous feedback. This also affects how he gives feedback himself.
Sustainability and supply chain responsibility

Sustainability, Responsibility & Political Control within the Chain

Sustainability was once mainly approached in terms of a problem, but these directors have long been aware that they actually form part of the solution.
Amy Wilson (EOS): 'Simplify Pay Structures'

Amy Wilson (EOS): 'Simplify Pay Structures'

Amy Wilson is the lead of the European engagement team at EOS, that aims at more sustainable results for both society and environment. A critical view on ...
Kitty Koelemeijer: ‘Make Supervisory Board Members Earn Education Credits’

Kitty Koelemeijer: ‘Make Non-Execs Earn Education Credits’

Professor and supervisory director Kitty Koelemeijer does not mind being the ‘odd one out’ in some organizations. On the contrary, the role suits her very well.
Five Best Practices in the Platform Economy

Five Best Practices in the Platform Economy

Three top experts examine collaboration in platforms and ecosystems. What is the best way to play the strategic platform game? Five best practices.
Cees ’t Hart (Carlsberg): 'The Most Difficult Decision I Ever Had to Make'

Cees ’t Hart (Carlsberg): 'The Most Difficult Decision I Ever Had to Make'

As CEO of the beer brewery Carlsberg, Cees ‘t Hart was left with a difficult choice this year when the war broke out in Ukraine.
Hans Janssen (FrieslandCampina) on Putting Value on Sustainability

Hans Janssen (FrieslandCampina) on Putting Value on Sustainability

Hans Janssen on the role of the CFO in focusing on sustainability and the associated dilemmas. How do you measure and report on non-financial KPIs?
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