Hans Wijers to retire as ING Supervisory Board chairman

ING announced today that for personal reasons Hans Wijers intends to hand over his duties as chairman and retire from the Supervisory Board of the ING Group in the second half of 2023. Hans Wijers was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2017 and became chairman i. 2018. In 2021 he was reappointed for a second term.

Hans Wijers said: “It has been a great honor to serve as a member and chairman of the Supervisory Board of this great company. I am proud of what we have achieved in recent years. This is a good time to move forward, because we have the right strategy and the right leadership that is providing sustainable value to our customers and society in general. I am confident that my successor will ensure that ING can continue on that path.”

Steven van Rijswijk, CEO of ING, said: “On behalf of the Banking Board of Management, I would like to express my gratitude for the excellent stewardship that Hans has shown in some of the most notable events for our sector and our organisation. He has been instrumental in building the current fantastic team across our board. I will definitely hear him as an invaluable sparring partner. We are sorry to see him leave later this year but we wish him all the best for the future.”

In light of Hans Wijers’ intention, the Supervisory Board has begun preparations to elect a successor as chairman of the Board, ensuring a smooth transfer of responsibilities, also in the context of the overall composition of the board and regulatory approval. Any further announcements regarding the succession will be made in due course.

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