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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

Appointed as of 4 March 2014 until 2018, re-appointed for another term ending in 2022
Former Chairperson, Board of Directors of Royal Imtech N.V., Former Chairperson, Board of Directors of Koninklijke Volker Wessels N.V., Board Member of Reed Elsevier  
Other positions: member RvC Witteveen + Bos, member RvC Heisterkamp Transportation Solutions, member RvC Philips Lighting

Jeroen Kremers

(1958) | Dutch citizen

Appointed as of 26 January 2012, reappointed in 2016 until 2020
Background: Former Vice-Chairman & Chief Risk Officer, Managing Board, Royal Bank of Scotland NV and Head Global Country Risk, RBS Group
Other positions: Member of Senior Advisory Board Oliver Wyman Consultancy, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Robeco, Member of the Supervisory Board of SVn, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Über Payments, Honorary Member of the Advocacy Supervisory Board, Member of the AFM Capital Market Commission

Marike van Lier Lels

(1959) | Dutch citizen

Appointed as of 3 February 2016 until 2020
Background: COO Schiphol Group until 2005
Other positions: non-executive Director RELX PLC, Member of the Board of Commissioners of Dura Vermeer, Chairperson of the Board of Commissioners of Innovation Quarter

Janet Stuijt

(1969) | Dutch citizen

Appointed as of 15 August 2016 until 2020
General Counsel & Head of Compliance, Corporate Secretary, and member of the Management Board of NN Group N.V. 

Pim van der Feltz

(1964) | Dutch citizen

Appointed as of 01 May 2017 until 2021
CEO of Google Nederland
Other positions: Supervisory Board of Kröller-Müller Museum, Member of the Advisory Board of NWO

Nebahat Albayrak

(1968) | Dutch citizen

Appointed as of 1 June 2019 until 2023
Vice-president External Relations, Global Integrated Gas and New Energies at Shell. Previously State Secretary for Justice and member of the Dutch House of Representatives.
Other position: Non-executive director at Unilever Nederland.

Herman Dijkhuizen

(1960) | Dutch citizen

Appointed as of 1 January 2020 until 2024
CFO and vice-chairman of the Managing Board of NIBC Holding N.V.
Previously held various positions at KPMG Nederland, including partner and chair of the Managing Board.
Other positions: Vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board of Stichting VU, member of the Supervisory Board of WWF Nederland.