Supervisory board

Members of the supervisory board

John van der Steen pasfoto

John van der Steen

1954 - Dutch nationality

Mr Van der Steen was reappointed as a supervisory director of BinckBank at the Extraordinary General Meeting on 24 April 2018 for a term of four years. Mr Van der Steen is Chairman of the supervisory board and member of the remuneration committee.

In his most recent position, Mr Van der Steen was Chairman of Global Accounts at Aon, where together with his team he was responsible for Aon’s 1,500 largest clients worldwide. The primary tasks of his team were risk management and risk transfer services for financial institutions, industrial enterprises and service providers with a global footprint. Mr Van der Steen was also chairman of Aon Holdings B.V., the holding company for Aon’s businesses in Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Asia, and member of the worldwide Executive Committee ARS in Chicago.

Mr Van der Steen began his career at ING Bank N.V., moving to Aon in 2001 where he was CEO and chairman of Aon’s board of directors in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg until 2006.

In 2006, Mr Van der Steen was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer at Aon EMEA (with 12,000 FTE). Until 2010 he was also a supervisory director of Aon Switzerland (as chairman), Germany, Norway and Belgium. He was then appointed as chairman of Global Accounts at Aon. Since 1 May 2014, Mr Van der Steen has been a consultant for Aon Global Accounts.

Mr Van der Steen is connected to RAI Holding B.V. as a member and deputy chairman of the supervisory board and as chairman of the audit committee. He is also director and major shareholder of Ansteen Holding B.V. and Ansteen B.V.. At the beginning of 2015 Mr Van der Steen was appointed as chairman of the supervisory board of Princess Sportsgear & Traveller B.V.

At the end of 2016 he was appointed executive director of Stadhold Insurances Luxembourg S.A. Mr Van Der Steen is also a Global Accounts advisor for Aon Groep Nederland B.V., member of the Aegon The Hague association, and a member of the board of the foundation for the donors of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Jeroen Princen

Jeroen Princen

1965 - Dutch nationality

Mr J.G. Princen as appointed as a supervisory director of BinckBank at the General Meeting on 30 August 2018 for a term of four years. Mr Princen acts as vice chairman of the Supervisory board and chairs the Audit Committee.

Mr Princen is lawyer and partner at DVDW in Rotterdam and the Hague. In the period 1995 until 2007 he worked, as co-founder, for the lawyer firm Ploum Lodder Princen in Rotterdam and was during approximately 10 years member of the board and chairman of the board. In recent years Ploum Lodder Princen was employing about 60 lawyers and notaries.

During this period Mr Princen has been active in the areas of corporate law and insolvency law and assisting executive board members and supervisory board members held liable by, among others, Ahold NV, LCI NV, Landis NV, Innoconcepts NV, van der Moolen NV, Vestia and Econcern. In 2001 he was a succesfull administrator of AND NV. He has been appointed several times by the Enterprise Chamber as a temporary director or researcher in inquiry proceedings. In 2015 he was appointed as co-curator of Royal Imtech NV.

Mr Princen also develops activities as supervisor in the art and cultural sector. Mr Princen is member of the Board of the Boijmans van Beuningen Foundation, member of the Supervisory Board and Audit Committee of Witte de With Institute for Contemporary Art and member of the Supervisory Board and Audit Committee of Stedelijk Museum in Schiedam.

Jeroen Princen

Søren Kyhl

Danish nationality

Mr. Søren Kyhl is Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer and member of the board of management of Saxo Bank A/S. Mr. Kyhl is responsible for daily operations and execution including overseeing the bank’s digital value chain and digital client experience, platforms, marketing and data science.

Søren Kyhl has significant senior experience in both finance and technology, most recently as Head of Transaction Banking and COO in Corporates and Institutions at Danske Bank. During his 13-year career at Danske Bank, Mr. Kyhl also served as co-Head and Global Head of Sales of Danske Markets and Global Head of Research, Quant and Business Development.

In his role, Søren Kyhl has been an active participant in both public debate and at industry conferences on the topics of technology and industry trends, in particular the concept of ‘open banking’ and the potential for increased collaboration in the financial industry.

Søren Kyhl holds a PhD in Economics from University of Copenhagen. In addition, he has received executive education from both INSEAD and Harvard Business School.

Jeroen Princen

Steen Blaafalk

Danish nationality

Mr. Steen Blaafalk is Chief Financial & Risk Officer (CFRO) and member of the board of management of Saxo Bank A/S. He is responsible for all group legal, compliance, treasury, finance, risk management, and client and business intelligence within the bank.

Steen Blaafalk joined Saxo Bank in 2014, bringing extensive senior experience and leadership in the financial sector, having served as Head of Group Treasury and a member of the executive committee at Danske Bank. Over his 33-year tenure at Danske Bank, Mr. Blaafalk also served as CEO of Danske Markets, Danske Bank’s investment arm, building an impressive track record of creating profitable results and deep inside and experience of legal and compliance as well as risk management.

In addition, Steen Blaafalk has a strong background in trading as well as national and worldwide regulation.

Steen Blaafalk has been instrumental in the Bank’s build of a strong governance and de-risking over the past years, as well as the continued effort to pioneer the industry in terms of consumer protection and transparency. With increasing regulatory requirements, Mr. Blaafalk has overseen the Bank’s integration and development of sophisticated regtech solutions to strengthen compliance and risk management across jurisdictions.

Steen Blaafalk holds a Master of Science (Economics) and an MBA from SIMI.

Jeroen Princen

Frank Reisbøl

Danish nationality

Mr. Reisbøl was managing director of Banque Carnegie Luxembourg S.A. from 2011 until February 2019. Mr. Reisbøl has significant experience in banking, finance and management and served at several senior executive positions at Banque Carnegie Luxembourg S.A. and BankInvest, a Danish asset manager.

As a former member of the Audit, Compliance & Risk Management Committee of Banque Carnegie Luxembourg, Mr Frank Reisbøl has been involved in compliance and risk management on a regular basis and has a solid knowledge of sound operational policies and processes. Mr Reisbøl furthermore has broad experience with the regulatory environment in Europe and has obtained extensive experience within relevant products, processes and risk frameworks.

After being closely involved with Union Bancaire Privée’s acquisition of Banque Carnegie Luxembourg, Mr Reisbøl has gained in-depth experience with merger and acquisitions processes, regulation and the integration of companies into a larger group which is valuable during in the integration phase of BinckBank into Saxo Bank.

Mr. Reisbøl holds a M.Sc. in finance and economics from the Copenhagen Business School.