Supervisory Directors are appointed in accordance with the articles of association for a period that expires on the day of the first Annual General Meeting that is held four years after their appointment. Board members step down periodically according to a schedule drawn up by the Supervisory Board. For and on behalf of the stakeholders the Supervisory Board is charged with the supervision of the Board of Directors and supports it with advice. The Supervisory Board ensures the continuity of the Management Board and the organisation.
Related documents such as the Supervisory Board profile, the Supervisory Board regulations, the retirement by rotation schedule, the Audit committee and the Remuneration committee are included in the section Code & Regulations.
Below you will find the Curricula Vitae of the members of the Beter Bed Holding Supervisory Board. In accordance with the provisions of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code, all Supervisory Board members are independent and do not hold shares in Beter Bed.
D.R. Goeminne (Chairman)
Mr Goeminne (1955) holds Belgian nationality and earned his degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp. He has held management positions at a number of manufacturing and retail companies, and until 2007 he has served as Chairman of the Group Management of department store chain V&D (Vroom & Dreesmann) and as a member of the Executive Board of Maxeda (Vendex/KBB). He has been CEO at Ter Beke NV since 1 June 2013. Mr Goeminne currently also serves on the Supervisory Boards of Stern Groep N.V. and Wielco BV and he is a non-executive Management Board member at Van de Velde NV, JBC NV and Wereldhave Belgium NV.
A.J.L. Slippens (Vice chairman)
Mr Slippens (1951) holds Dutch nationality and earned degrees in Food Technology from the University of Applied Sciences HAS in Den Bosch and in Business Administration from Nijenrode Business University. From 1978 to September 2008, he successively served as Head of Purchasing, Deputy Director, Sales Director and CEO of Sligro Food Group N.V. He has furthermore served on advisory bodies at various family-owned companies. Mr Slippens also serves on the Supervisory Board of Copaco N.V. and Value 8 N.V.
E.A. de Groot
Ms De Groot (1965) earned a degree in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam. She then went on to complete the Registered Investment Analyst course of study conducted by the Dutch Association of Investment Professionals (VBA). From 1987 to 2012, she worked in the financial sector where she held a wide range of positions in the fields of financing, capital management and risk management. She has served in a number of roles including Executive Vice President at ABN AMRO (until 2008) and interim CFO at Van Lanschot Bankiers (2009/2010). From 2012 to 2017 Ms de Groot has been CFO/member of the management board at Schiphol Group and also member of the Board of Directors at Groupe ADP. At present she serves on the Supervisory Board of Vitens N.V. and Hardt Global Mobility. She holds Dutch nationality.
W.T.C. van der Vis
Mr Van der Vis (1967) studied Business Administration at Nyenrode Business University and earned a Master of Business Administration (cum laude) at the Alliance Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom. He served as CEO of Koninklijke Ahrend NV in Germany and the Czech Republic from 1994 to 1998. He was with the Pearle Europe Group (nowadays Grandvision) from 1998 to 2009, initially as CEO Central Europe operating from Germany and then from 2004 as Group CEO. He worked for Esprit Holdings Limited in Hong Kong as Executive Director of the Board & Group CEO until 2013. Mr Van der Vis is active as Operating Partner and Industry Advisor from 2013. He also serves on the Supervisory Board of Sonova Holding AG. Mr Van der Vis holds Dutch nationality.