CEO and CRO de Volksbank depart

CEO and CRO de Volksbank depart

08-12-2023 De Volksbank has announced that Chief Executive Officer Martijn Gribnau and Chief Risk Officer Jeroen Dijst will leave the Executive Committee in April 2024.

Martijn Gribnau and Jeroen Dijst have informed the Supervisory Board of de Volksbank that they will leave the Executive Committee after the expiration of their first, current terms during the General Meeting of Shareholders in April 2024. Their successors are yet to be determined.

Gerard van Olphen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, states: "The Supervisory Board regrets Martijn's decision not to pursue a second term but respects his choice. Under his leadership, an enhanced strategy was presented early in 2021, which is now yielding results. The changes he initiated with his characteristic energy, passion, and commitment contribute to the strong and distinctive positioning of de Volksbank in the Dutch banking landscape. I want to express my sincere thanks to him on behalf of the Supervisory Board and all colleagues.

"On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I thank Jeroen for his contributions to risk management and the sustainability policy of our bank. Thanks to his dedication over the past eight years, we have not only a resilient bank that has navigated well through the turbulent period with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ukraine war, and the rapid interest rate turnaround, but also a societal bank that, from its mission of 'banking with a human touch,' adds value for customers, society, employees, and shareholders. We are grateful to Jeroen for this."

Martijn Gribnau reflected, "The past years have been eventful and intense. They were beautiful but demanding years that have also taken a toll on my personal life. We have set many things in motion, and as a change manager, I am proud of the renewal we have achieved and upon which the bank can continue to build. For me, it is a logical moment to pass on the baton."