Form international’s advisory board has four members that each have extensive expertise in forestry and forestry-related issues. The role of the advisory board is to support Form international’s management with their broad vision on the working field.
The advisory board meets three times a year to discuss the company’s development and advice upon the strategy and key choices of Form international with regard to alliances, product development and new markets.
The following members take seat in the advisory board:
Mr. Van der Kolk – Chairman
Chairman Mr. Van der Kolk (1953) holds academic degrees in environmental science and management consulting. After beginning his career at VNO-NCW, followed by Deloitte, he has held various positions as a partner at KPMG for twenty years. He was member of the management board of KPMG Consulting and managing partner of KPMG Sustainability.
At present Mr Van der Kolk is acting as an independent consultant. He has many projects carried out by large companies in terms of sustainability strategy and reporting, management and sustainable investments in financial institutions. Furthermore, he holds several other positions, including Chairman of the Advisory Board of ASN Bank, Jury chairman of the Verantwoord Ketenbeheer Award of the Vereniging van Beleggers voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling (VBDO), member of the Advisory Board of Holland Quaestor, Board member of the Mores Foundation and member of the Advisory Committee of ‘Milieu en Ruimte’ at the Municipality of Soest.[/ultimate_modal]
Mr. Kleiterp – Member
Since February 2017 Nanno Kleiterp is the first independent Chairman of the European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI), the association of 15 European Development Banks, with a total investment portfolio of almost € 50 billion.
Nanno is also Chairman of the Board of Director of the &green.fund, which started its activities in July 2017. &Green invests in commercial projects in agricultural production value chains in order to protect and restore tropical forests and peatlands and make agriculture more inclusive and sustainable.
Nanno serves on the advisory board of Commonland, which mission is to contribute to a largescale landscape restoration industry, aligned with international policies and guidelines.
He is senior fellow of the World Resource Institute, a global research institute , that focuses on six critical issues at the intersection of environment and development: climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport.
He is member of the Board of the van Leer Foundation, a privately endowed charitable organisation established in 1979 by Oscar van Leer. It performs the holding function for all the Van Leer charitable activities and as such supervises its investment portfolio and the governance of its charitable activities. The Van Leer charitable activities are currently embodied
in the Van Leer Group Foundation in The Hague, the Bernard van Leer Foundation in The Hague, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and the Jerusalem Film Center.
Until October 2016 Nanno Kleiterp served on the Management Board of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) for 21 years, first as Chief Financial Officer and from 2008 to 2016, as Chief Executive Officer. He started his career with FMO in 1987 as an Investment Officer at the SME department. Prior to joining FMO, Nanno Kleiterp gained experience in development finance in the private sector, while working for nearly 10 years in Peru, Mexico and Nicaragua.[/ultimate_modal]
Mr. Van der Giessen – Member
Mr Ronald van der Giessen is forestry engineer (Wageningen University 1985). He held management positions at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Netherlands) and Natuurmonumenten. Mr Van der Giessen was closely involved in the foundation of the International Timber Trade Organisation. After a management position at the Nationale Postcode Loterij, in August 2003 he was appointed Director/General Secretary of the Foundation Oranje Fonds, one of the Netherlands largest philantropic foundations. The foundation has Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima as its patrons. They perform a very active role in promoting the aim of social cohesion in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. At the Foundation’s 15th anniversary in 2017 he was awarded a knighthood as Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau.
Since 2017 he is owner of Boardroom Companions, a company specializing in supervisory work and special projects. One of those is setting up the National Foundation for Sports.[/ultimate_modal]
Mr. Homan – Member
Mr Frans Homan is accountant and senior partner at NEXT Accountants and former partner at Deloitte. Within the advisory board of Form International Mr Homan is active in the field of financial advice.[/ultimate_modal]