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Board of Commissioners

NS faces some major challenges for the new concession, both operationally and financially. It is vital that we find ways to cut costs and improve our results. The Board sees many opportunities for improving the service to travelers.


Gerard van de Aast (chairman)

(1957) | Dutch citizen (m)

  • Appointed on March 4, 2014, reappointed until 2024
  • Background: former chairman of the Executive Board at Royal Imtech NV
  • Other positions: member of the Supervisory Board at Signify, member of the Supervisory Board at KPN 

Marike van Lier Lels

(1959) | Dutch citizen (f)

  • Appointed on February 3, 2016, reappointed until 2024
  • Background: COO at Schiphol Group, before becoming a Supervisory Board member 
  • Other positions: Member of the Supervisory Board at PostNL, member of the Supervisory Board at Dura Vermeer, non-executive director at RELX Plc, chairwoman of the Supervisory Board at Innovation Quarter 

Janet Stuijt

(1969) | Dutch citizen (f)

  • Appointed on August 15, 2016, reappointed until 2024
    • Background: General Counsel & Head of Compliance at NN Group NV, Company Secretary at NN Group NV, member of the Management Board at NN Group NV
    • Other positions: Member of the Advisory Board for the Master's programme in Finance & Law at Amsterdam University

Pim van der Feltz

(1964) | Dutch citizen (m)

  • Appointed on May 1, 2017 until 2021, reappointed until 2024
    • Background: General Director of Natuurmonumenten
    • Former CEO of Google Netherlands 
    • Other positions: Member of the Advisory Board at NWO, Supervisory Board Kröller-Müller Museum

Nebahat Albayrak

(1968) | Dutch citizen (f)

  • Appointed on June 1, 2019 until 2023 
  • Background: Senior Vice-president of Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability at Fortum. Former State Secretary of Justice and member of the Dutch House of Representatives.
  • Other positions: member of the Supervisory Board at NKT

Herman Dijkhuizen

(1960) | Dutch citizen (m)

  • Appointed on January 1, 2020 until 2024.
    • Background: CFO and Vice Chairman of the Executive Board at NIBC Holding N.V .
    • Other positions: vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board at Stichting VU