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 (Chairman)
Mr Karis (1958) concluded a tourism study after which he joined Dorint Group in Germany as Sales Manager Benelux in 1983. Subsequently Mr Karis 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.
P.C. Boone (Vice Chairman)
Mr Boone (1967) earned a degree in Business Economics & Administration at the EUVA (European University of Antwerp) in 1992. In 1999 and 2004 he completed a Management Development Program for high-potentials at respectively Nyenrode University and SHV. From 1992 through 2010 he worked for Makro (SHV Holdings NV) in various (inter)national management positions, after which he was employed by Metro AG in Russia as CEO. As of 2015 till recently Mr Boone was member of the Management Board of Metro AG where Mr Boone fulfilled the role of COO. Mr Boone was also a member of the APA in Germany. Since 2020 he serves as a Supervisory Board member at Sligro Food Group. Mr Boone 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. Currently Mr Beyens is Operation Partner at Mid Europa Partners. In addition he is 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.
B.M.A. van Hussen
Mrs Van Hussen earned a master’s degree in law studies with a specialisation in private law, at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands 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 holds various executive and supervisory positions at, among others, the Law Firm School, 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 will join the board of the Ahold Delhaize Continuity Foundation. Mrs Van Hussen holds Dutch nationality.
Mrs Schipperheijn 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. Mrs Schipperheijn holds Dutch nationality.