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.
B.E. Karis (Chair)
Mr Karis (1958) concluded a tourism study after which he joined Dorint Group in Germany as Sales Manager Benelux in 1983. After three years of executive training at Vroom & Dreesmann, he subsequently fulfilled several positions at Vroom & Dreesmann and Ikea. From 2000 until 2004 he was Vice President Ikea Retail Europe and from 2004 until 2007 he worked as Senior Vice President General Merchandise for Ahold. Until 2017 he acted as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at Zeeman Group B.V. Mr Karis holds Dutch nationality.
B.M.A. van Hussen (Vice Chair)
Mrs Van Hussen (1971) earned a master’s degree in law studies with a specialisation in private law, at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and followed postgraduate programs in corporate law and strategic leadership at respectively Radboud University in Nijmegen and Harvard Business School in the US. Until 2017, she worked as a lawyer in the Corporate Law practice group at DLA Piper, of which from 2014 to 2016 as a director on the International Board. Since 2018, Mrs Van Hussen has been a lawyer and partner at JanssenBroekhuysen Advocaten. She fulfils various (guest) teaching positions at Leiden University, Rotterdam School of Management and Nyenrode and was chair of the Supervisory Board of Blokker Holding from 2018 to 2019. In addition, Mrs Van Hussen held, and continues to hold, various executive and supervisory positions at, among others, Stichting de Volkskrant, Erasmus Alumni Association, Erasmus Trust Fund Foundation and Foundation Het Potentieel Pakken. She is also regularly appointed as an operating officer by the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. In November 2020, she joined the board of the Ahold Delhaize Continuity Foundation. Mrs Van Hussen holds Dutch nationality.
Mr Beyens (1961) earned a Master of Science in Commercial Engineering at Brussels University in 1984 and a MBA degree at the University of Antwerp in 1991. Since 1985 Mr Beyens has worked for Ab-Inbev in various international management and executive positions. In 2012, as CEO at Starbev he accompanied the sales to MCBC. Until 2017 he was employed as CEO at Pelican Rouge. Mr Beyens is currently Operation Partner at Mid Europa Partners. In addition, he is a non-executive management board member at Duvel Moortgat, chair at Hortex and the Antwerp Management School and board member at Moji Brendovi. Mr Beyens holds Belgian nationality.
Mrs Schipperheijn (1975) holds a Master of Science in Business Economics from Maastricht University and subsequently completed a study as a registered accountant (NBA) at Tilburg University in 2002. She has also followed a Presidents Program at Singularity University. Until 2002, Mrs Schipperheijn worked as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG, after which she held various international financial management and board positions at Shell and joint ventures of Shell until 2017. Until September 2019, she worked as CFO and member of the board at Euroports. As of 1 November 2020 she was appointed CFO at Royal Reesink B.V. Mrs Schipperheijn holds Dutch nationality.