Diversity at the top of AEX companies is still poor

How is the (gender) diversity at the top of AEX companies?

The AEX (Amsterdam Exchange) consists of the 25 companies that trade on Euronext Amsterdam. We looked at the gender diversity at the top of these companies. We looked at the information on the websites of the companies.

Supervisory Board/ Board of Directors

The Supervisory Boards/ Boards of Directors of these companies are most diverse. We count 198 members, of whom 71 (36%) are women. The size of the boards varies between four and twelve members. Most boards are two-tier. In one-tier boards we included all the members, executive and non-executive.

Executive Board

Most (20) of the 25 companies have a small executive board or management board, with 2-4 members. CEO and CFO are always included. Only 10% of the members of these boards are female.

Executive Committee

The executive committee is a wider group of senior management, with up to 14 members. The executive boards are included in the executive committee. In this group we found overall 19% females, varying between 0% (eight companies)and 56%. Wolters Kluwer has the highest percentage (also the only company with a female CEO).
Note: there are probably organisations on the list that have something like an executive committee, but do not communicate about this on their website.

The leadership of the companies in the AEX

Have a look at the pictures below. The top of the companies is still heavily dominated by white men in blue and grey suits, most of them with a tie.

Aalberts Industries

Aalberts Industries

ABN AMRO

ABN AMRO Executive Committee

Aegon

Aegon

Ahold Delhaize

Ahold Delhaize

AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel

Altice Europe

No photo

ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal

ASML Holding

ASML

ASR Nederland

ASR Nederland

DSM

DSM

Galapagos

Galapagos

Gemalto

Gemalto

Gemalto 2

Heineken

Heineken

ING Group

 

ING

KPN

 

KPN

NN Group

NN

Philips

Philips

Philips

Randstad

Randstad

Randstad

RELX

RELX

Royal Dutch Shell

Shell

Signify

Signify

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Unibail

 

Unilever

Unilever

Vopak

Vopak

Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer

If you see any mistakes: please let us know, then we will adapt.

 

 

 

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