NETHERLANDS - Jaap Glasz has been elected to head the board of directors at Dutch financial group, Fortis.
Glasz joins Maurice Lippens as co-chairman at the firm, replacing Hans Bartelds, who stepped down at the beginning of the month. on 1 February 2002.
Formerly vice-chairman of the board, Glasz became a director at Fortis in 1990. He has been chairman of Fortis AMEV’s supervisory board since 1997 and vice chairman since 1998.
He remains a professor of corporate governance at the University of Amsterdam. In addition to his membership of the Fortis Board, he holds supervisory directorships at, among others, Van Melle Nederland Holding, Coca Cola Enterprises Nederland, and Glaxo Smith Kline. He is also on the board of the Nederlands Centrum van Directeuren en Commissarissen (Dutch Centre for Executive and Supervisory Directors), as well as occupying several positions in the non-profit sector.
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