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Board of Directors

Below you can read about the members of the Board of Directors.


Roger van Boxtel

Roger van Boxtel (61) has been the CEO of NS since 1 August 2015.

Van Boxtel has extensive management experience in both the private and the public sector. He was born in Tilburg on 8 February 1954 and studied Dutch Law at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). After the completion of his studies, he held various positions, such as management consultant and interim manager. Until recently, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors at the health insurance company Menzis and D66 party leader in the Dutch Senate.

Van Boxtel's appointment as CEO at NS has been extended to August 2017.

Bert Groenewegen

As of 15 September 2016, Bert Groenewegen has been appointed to the post of Finance Director at NS. Bert has extensive experience in management. At PCM Uitgevers, now known as De Persgroep Nederland, he served as CFO (2005-2007) and CEO (2007-2010). In 2015, Bart continued his career as CFO at Ziggo.

As Finance Director, he is responsible for Finance, Procurement, NS IT, Accommodations and Abellio.

Susi Zijderveld

As of 1 February 2016, Susi Zijderveld is Chief Governance, Risk & Compliance Officer (CGRCO) at NS.

The fulfillment of this new position within the Board of Directors will contribute to the further professionalisation of business activities within NS and will have to play an important role in the realisation of the desired change in business culture.

Susi Zijderveld has a wide range of managerial experience, including but not limited to working for De Nederlandsche Bank and as CEO at the Centraal Bureau Rijvaardigheidsbewijzen.

Marjan Rintel

Marjan Rintel has worked for NS since 1 November 2014, first as Chairperson of the Board for NS Reizigers. On 15 July 2016, she was appointed Director of Operations.

After completion of her business and management studies at the University of Groningen, she started her career at Schiphol Airport where she was responsible for furnishings, provision of information and logistics in the airport building, among other things.

In 1999, Marjan continued her career at KLM in a variety of leadership positions, including KLM Vice President Hub Operations, as well as several positions at Air France KLM, including Senior Vice President Strategic Marketing, before she made her move to NS.

Maurice Unck (interim)

Maurice Unck has been appointed temporary quartermaster for the department Commerce & Development. He started his career with NS in 2002 and has served as the Director of Commerce & Strategy the last few years. Before that, he was Director of Communication & Strategy at NS.

Maurice studied Dutch and International Law at Utrecht University, and in 2011 he completed a management training course at the INSEAD Institute (Fontainebleau). During his career at NS, he has worked in positions such as Production Manager for NS International, Commercial Director for the North East region and Director of Business and Product Development, for which he spearheaded the acquisition of the new main rail concession.

Tjalling Smit has been appointed as the Director of Commerce & Development as of 1 April 2017.

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