She is a member of the Audit Committee.
As a registered psychotherapist, Ms Smulders has built-up a successful private practice in London, treating clients with mental health issues and cancer patients.
Prior to this Ms Smulders was a Senior Economist & Latin American Political Analyst for the Economist Newspaper Group for more than a decade. She started working in financial markets in 1987. By the time she left, in 1998, she had worked in Wall Street and in the City where she held positions of Head of Equity Research and Head of Latin American Risk Strategy.
Ms Smulders holds a BA in International Business Administration from the American University in Paris; an MSc in Finance & Accounting from the London School of Economics, and an MA in Latin American Politics, Philosophy & Economics from the University of London. She is able to work in Dutch, English, French and Spanish.