– NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam – Flow Traders N.V. (AMS: FLOW) today announced the nominations of Linda Hovius and Ilonka Jankovich for appointment to its Supervisory Board as new independent members.
Eric Drok who has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Flow Traders since July 2015, is handing over the Chairmanship of the Supervisory Board to Rudolf Ferscha with immediate effect and intends to step down from the Supervisory Board at the upcoming AGM.
Rudolf Ferscha was appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board in July 2015. He has since served as Chairman of the Remuneration & Appointment Committee and as a member of the Trading & Technology Committee and the Risk Committee.
“I am also delighted to welcome Linda and Ilonka as new members of the Supervisory Board and look forward to them applying their wealth of combined knowledge and experience to the future success of Flow Traders.” said Jan van Kuijk, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
He added: “Last but not least, I would like to congratulate Rudolf on his new role as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. His contributions and advice since our IPO are highly valued, and so is his profound knowledge of our industry, both from a leadership as well as from a professional investor perspective. We all look forward to supporting him and our new generation of Supervisory Board Members in guiding Flow Traders going forward”
As of 23 April 2021, subject to shareholder approval, the Supervisory Board of Flow Traders will comprise :
- Rudolf Ferscha (Chairman);
- Jan van Kuijk (Vice-Chairman);
- Olivier Bisserier; Roger Hodenius;
- Linda Hovius;
- Ilonka Jankovich.
About Rudolf Ferscha
Rudolf Ferscha is a founding partner of financial infrastructure and technology investors Gledhow Capital Partners and fund management firm Mainberg Asset Management. His experience includes Management Board positions at Goldman Sachs Bank in Frankfurt and Deutsche Boerse AG, as Chairman of the Management Board of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and as CEO of derivatives exchange EUREX, as well as non-executive roles at credit rating agency Moody’s and on the Public Oversight Board of the UK Financial Reporting Council.
About Linda Hovius
Linda Hovius is an independent boardroom consultant, focusing on leadership alignment, board assessment, and governance issues. She was the founder and managing partner of Aberkyn Change Leadership Partners. Before that, she worked for 20 years with McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam. She is currently also a member of the Supervisory Boards of Royal FloraHolland and Triple Jump and Vice-Chair of the KHMW. She previously held non-executive and advisory board positions with a.o. Frans Hals Museum, NV HMS, Stichting Lezen & Schrijven, Max Geldens Stichting, Vereniging Rembrandt and Stichting De Nieuwe Kerk.
Linda Hovius studied History of Art and Law in Amsterdam and holds an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management/Wharton School.
About Ilonka Jankovich
Ilonka Jankovich is a serial entrepreneur and investor. After a successful legal career, she built two market-leading companies in the HR space, which were acquired by Monster and Randstad. In 2013, she became an investor in the Worktech space by starting the corporate venture fund for Randstad. For three years, she was on the Supervisory Board of NS, the Dutch National Railways. She currently serves on the Supervisory Boards of Crunchr, Brazen, Shiftboard, and Exact. Recently, she co-founded Taptrove Ventures, a venture fund focusing on investing in Worktech start-ups in Europe and the US.
Ilonka Jankovich studied Law at the University of Leiden.
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