The Annual General Meeting re-elected Laurence Ward Odfjell, Christine Rødsæther, Jannicke Nilsson and Annette Malm Justad as directors of the Board for a period of two years. In addition Hans N. J. Smits was elected as new Board director for a period of two years.
Hans N. J. Smits, Dutch citizen, born 1950. He holds a degree in civil engineering from the Technical University of Delft (1973) and an MBA from the Erasmus University Rotterdam (1975).
From 1975 to 1992 he held various administrative and management positions associated to the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. In the period 1992-1998 Mr Smits was President/CEO of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and from 1998 to 2002 he was Vice Chairman and later Chairman of the Executive Board of Rabobank Nederland. He was director of Arthur D. Little Benelux 2003-2004, before becoming President/CEO of Port of Rotterdam Authority from 2005 to 2014.
Hans Smits is now President/CEO of Jansen de Jong Groep, a large Dutch construction company. He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KLM Nederland B.V., Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam and Chairman of the Central Planning Committee of the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. In May, he will also join the Board of Air France-KLM Group. Hans Smits owns no shares in Odfjell SE, and he has no formal ties to major shareholders of Odfjell SE.
Published May 10, 2016