Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board oversees the Achmea Bank Managing Board and gives advice. The powers and responsibilities of the Supervisory Board are described in the articles of association (Dutch only) and the Supervisory Board by-laws (Dutch only).

The composition of the Supervisory Board

The composition of the Supervisory Board is such as to enable it to perform its duties properly. For appointment or reappointment to the Board, candidates must satisfy the criteria as described in in the Supervisory Board Profile (Dutch only). Compliance with this profile provides assurances that the Board possesses the necessary knowledge and experience.

Members of the Supervisory Board

Achmea Bank's Supervisory Board has four members who complement each other well, in terms of background, knowledge, experience and responsibilities. All the members have extensive experience in the financial sector. They accordingly possess a good understanding of the role of a bank in society and are capable of making balanced assessments of the interests of all our stakeholders.

Retirement schedule

A Supervisory Board member is appointed for a period ending on the day of the first annual General Meeting, held 4 years after their appointment by the General Meeting of Shareholders. They may be reappointed once. Reappointment only takes place after careful consideration and depends on different factors. Due consideration is given to the profile of the Supervisory Board, the performance of the relevant individual and the length of tenure.

Retirement dates and eligibility for reappointment as member of the Supervisory Board of Achmea Bank are shown below for the individual members of the Board.

Naam First appointed Year most recently appointed Year of possible reappointment* Ultimate retirement*
Miriam van Dongen 23-12-2020 2020 2024 2028
Huub Arendse 01-08-2017 2021 - 2025
Daphne de Kluis 12-10-2021 2021 2025 2029
Hans Snijders 27-12-2023  2023   2027    2031 

* Reappointment and/or retirement shall take place at the first annual general meeting.



Huub Arendse

Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 1 January 2018 and
Board member since 1 August 2017

Huub Arendse is a qualified chartered accountant since 1985. After earning his Economics degree at the University of Amsterdam he began his career at Peat Marwick Netherlands, which later formed KPMG. He headed KPMG Financial Services from 2003 to 2007.

Huub Arendse was a member of the Executive Board of Achmea from 2013 to 2017, where he held the position of CFO. Before joining Achmea he was also a member of the Global Insurance Leadership Team of KPMG International.

Mr Arendse was also a member of the Financial-Economic Affairs Committee of the Dutch Association of Insurers, IRSG (Insurers and Reinsurers Stakeholders Group) and AMICE.


Miriam van Dongen

Supervisory Board Member since 23 December 2020

Miriam van Dongen is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Achmea Group, Achmea Schadeverzekeringen N.V. and Achmea Pensioen- & Levensverzekeringen N.V. She was CFO of Achmea Zorg (2007 - 2009) and held various management positions at Delta Lloyd. 

Ms Van Dongen has extensive experience in the financial sector. As a professional supervisory director she is affiliated with PGGM and Optiver, among others. Miriam van Dongen studied Business Economics at Tilburg University.



Hans Snijders

Supervisory Board Member since 27 December 2023

Hans Snijders has considerable managerial experience in the financial sector. Among other things, he is chairman of the Supervisory Board of Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance and director of the industry pension fund bpfBOUW. 

In the past, he held several management positions, including CEO of Syntrus Achmea from 2009 to 2014 and CEO of Achmea Investment Management from 2014 to 2016.

Mr Snijders graduated with a master's degree in Business Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. 


Daphne de Kluis

Supervisory Board Member since 12 Oktober 2021

Daphne de Kluis joined ABN AMRO in 1998. After holding various roles at Commercial Clients and Corporate & Institutional Banking she became Global Head of Debt Solutions in 2009 and Global Head of Financial Restructuring & Recovery in 2013. In 2017 she was appointed CEO of Commercial Banking and joined the Executive Committee of ABN AMRO.

Ms De Kluis studied Labor and Organisational Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. She is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Euronext Amsterdam and Stadsherstel Amsterdam.