Hans Wijers is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ING Group N.V., a member of the Supervisory Board of Hal Holding N.V. and a member of the Temasek European Advisory Panel of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited.
Hans Wijers started his professional life as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, where he received his PhD in Economics. After a career in strategy consulting as managing partner of the Dutch Office of BCG, he went on to serve as Minister for Economic Affairs in the Dutch government, a post he held for four years. Hans was previously Chief Executive Officer and member of the Executive Board of AkzoNobel N.V. He has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board Heineken N.V., Deputy Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc, a Board member at GlaxoSmithKline plc and Senior Partner and Chairman of the Dutch office of the Boston Consulting Group.
Hans Wijers has been Chairman of the Board of the Concertgebouw N.V. and Chairman of Natuurmonumenten. He was awarded ‘CEO of the Year’ for 2007.
On June 12th 2013, Hans Wijers was appointed an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.