Board of Directors

Robert J. Routs
Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of AEGON N.V. and Royal DSM N.V.

From 2004 until his retirement in 2008 Dr.Routs was an Executive Board Member at Royal Dutch Shell plc. He was responsible for the global refining, chemical, marketing, trading and renewables businesses. Before that he held various senior management positions at Royal Dutch Shell in the USA, Canada and the Netherlands. He was Chairman of the Board of Shell Canada in the years preceding the buyout of the public shareholding by Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Dr.Routs is an emeritus member of the International Advisory Council to the Economic Development Board of Singapore and has received the Distinguished Citizen of Singapore medal.

Dr.Routs graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven in The Netherlands, where he also obtained a Ph.D. in Technical Sciences. He completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School in 1991.