Managing Board

The members of the Managing Board are collectively responsible for the performance of the company.

Paulus de Wilt

Paulus de Wilt

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

Paulus de Wilt is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NIBC Bank N.V. since 7 April 2014. From 1989 to 2014, he held several positions in retail and corporate banking at ABN AMRO. His latest position was General Director Retail Banking in which he led the integration in 2010 of the retail divisions of ABN AMRO and Fortis. From 2007 to May 2009, Paulus was CEO of NEWbank, a carve-out of ABN AMRO Corporate Banking that was sold to Deutsche Bank. He was responsible for ABN AMRO’s retail banking activities, including small business clients of the newly-acquired Antonveneta Bank in Italy in 2006 and 2007. Paulus holds a master’s degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. 

Herman Dijkhuizen

Herman Dijkhuizen

Chief Finance Officer

Herman joined KPMG in 1979. From 1992 to 1996, Herman operated as an expatriate partner in Germany, responsible for Dutch KPMG clients. Back in The Netherlands, he served many clients, especially in the Financial and Publishing Sector. Leading a number of large international assignments brought him to the United States on a regular basis. In 2006, Herman joined the Board of Management of KPMG in The Netherlands, as from 1 October 2007 as Vice-Chairman and per 1 October 2008 as Chairman. In addition to his function as CFO of NIBC Herman also serves as vice chairman of the Board of Trustees (Supervisory Board) of Stichting VU-Vumc and chair of the Audit and Housing committee and also as member of the Supervisory Board of Unicef the Netherlands.

Rob ten Heggeler

Rob ten Heggeler

Chief Client Officer

Rob ten Heggeler is member of the Managing Board since 17 August 2009. From 1989 to 2001, Rob held several positions at ABN AMRO in the Netherlands, Eastern Europe, Asia and the United States, among others in Corporate Advisory and Debt Structuring. In 2001 he joined the Executive Board of Fortis Bank (Nederland) N.V. where he was responsible for Commercial and Retail Banking in the Netherlands and was appointed Global CEO of Fortis Private Banking in 2005. In 2006, Rob was appointed member of the Managing Board of Rabobank International where he was responsible for Wholesale banking in the Netherlands. Rob ten Heggeler holds Tax law and Business law degrees from the University of Groningen. Rob is a member of the board of directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, a member of the advisory board of the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the board of directors of Stichting Trustfonds CHIO.

Petra van Hoeken

Petra van Hoeken

Chief Risk Officer

Petra van Hoeken is the NIBC Chief Risk Officer (CRO). Petra joins from RBS where she was the CRO for Europe, Middle East and Africa since early 2008, covering credit, market and operational risk and regulatory risk and compliance with a team of 250 risk professionals. Prior to that she held several senior positions in Risk and Business at ABN AMRO since 1986, in Madrid, Singapore, Frankfurt and New York. While heading up Sustainability and Public Affairs in 2007, Petra also was a member of the UN Advisory group on Financial Inclusion. She holds a Master's degree in Law from the University of Leiden and has studied International Financial Law at King's College, University of London.