Pels Rijcken is the first law firm in the Netherlands to set up a supervisory board with external supervisors. Mijntje Lückerath-Rovers has been appointed as chairman of this newly established supervisory board with effect from 1 July 2022. Three members will be appointed, of which Lückerath-Rovers is now the first. As chairman, she will be responsible for the further composition of the supervisory board.
Mijntje Lückerath-Rovers is professor of Corporate Governance at Tilburg University, TIAS School for Business and Society. She is also a member of the supervisory boards of NRC Media, Blijdorp Zoo and Erasmus MC.
Lückerath-Rovers on her appointment: 'Pels Rijcken faces an interesting challenge. The new board is taking the bold step to establish a supervisory board. After I have assured myself of the intentions of the board, namely that they really want to be ahead and at the forefront in this, I would like to help with that. With my background, theoretical knowledge and extensive practical experience as a supervisory director, I think I can steer towards the right check and balances.'