Quotes from Chairmen

1Alexander Rinnooy Kan
Professor Economics at The University of Amsterdam
"When women are unable to reach their full potential, we all lose. Whenever I have seen women reach the top, they added creativity, variety and dedication. As a result, we all win."

12Margot Scheltema
Portfolio Non-Executive Director
"The London Forum I attended was a high quality event that came close to a true Board meeting. It was both challenging and inspiring and I look forward to participating at the first Dutch Forum.
development and education."

Rob Routs
Chairman, Aegon and DSM
“Be vocal about your Non-Executive aspirations because board work is extremely interesting and it expands your horizons beyond the world you are restricted to in your organization.”


12Albert Röell
Chairman Managing Board, KAS BANK NV

"The Professional Boards Forum brings together senior board members and women who are businesswise extremely professional but publicly still 'under the radar'. These two groups deserve to get to know each other, and that is exactly what the Forum achieves. It is amazing how much talent is brought together in an effective, but also entertaining mode.

At KAS BANK, we were able to move swiftly once the initial contact was established. Within a period of 5 months, we finalized the whole process of appointing to our board the candidate I first met at the Forum, including all internal interviews, meetings with external stake holders and our shareholders at the Annual General Meeting."

Tom de Swaan
Chairman, Zürich Insurance Group AG
“I am highly supportive of creating an environment where more women can be appointed to boards and senior leadership positions.”

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