The Supervisory Board is responsible for supervising the conduct of and providing advice to the Management Board and for supervising the company’s business in general. In performing its duties, the Supervisory Board is required to act in the interests of Dietsmann’s business as a whole. The members of the Supervisory Board are not authorized to represent the company in dealings with third parties. The Supervisory Board appoints from among its members a Chairman and may appoint one or more Vice-Chairmen from among its members. The present Chairman is Mr Smulders.
Supervisory Board Members
Maurice Smulders (1936, Dutch)
Mr Smulders was first appointed to the Supervisory Board in 1999, and his
current term expires in 2014. He is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board
and a member of its Selection & Nomination Committee.
Mr Smulders has been active as an entrepreneur throughout his business
life, in various sectors including shipping, construction and real estate
in the UK and USA. More recently he has been working in mezzanine
debt and other forms of financing for intermediate and start up business
undertakings. Mr Smulders holds a degree in Law from the University of
Leiden. At the time of the foundation of Dietsmann in 1977, Mr Smulders
and Mr Kütemann both held 50% stakes in the company. He has continued
to hold his 50% shareholding since the corporate restructuring of
Dietsmann in 2006.
André Jonkman (1954, Dutch)
Mr Jonkman was first appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2007, and his
current term expires in 2014. He is the Chairman of its Audit Committee.
Since 2001, Mr Jonkman has been the Chief Financial Officer of Fugro NV,
a consulting engineering firm mainly active in the oil and gas industry
worldwide. He was appointed as a member of Fugro’s Executive Board in
2004. Prior to joining Fugro in 1988 as Group Controller, he had held various
positions with KPMG Accountants, where he started his career in 1971.
Amongst various qualifications, he holds certificates from NIVRA, the
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut van Registeraccountants.
Rilwanu Lukman (1939, Nigerian)
Dr Rilwanu Lukman was reappointed to the Supervisory Board in 2011, and his
current term expires in 2014. Dr Rilwanu Lukman was born in Nigeria in 1939.
Dr. Lukman holds a degree in Engineering (Mining) from the Royal School of
Mines, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London.
He had also served as Federal Minister of Mines, Power and Steel from 1984
to 1985, Federal Minister of Petroleum Resources from 1986 to 1989, Minister
of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1990, and Chairman of the Board of Directors
of the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) from 1993 to 1994.
Dr Lukman is a former Presidential Adviser on Petroleum and Energy Matters
to the Federal Government of Nigeria and Chairman of the Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation. He had also been Secretary General of the Organization
of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from 1995 to 2000.
The Supervisory Board adopted a set of regulations in 2007 governing its practices and procedures, including the definition and handling of conflicts of interest, and incorporating the best practice provisions as laid down in the Dutch Corporate Governance Code: