Position: Extraordinary State Councillor for the Council of State, Netherlands; former CEO, APG Group
Dick Sluimers is the former CEO of APG Group (2008-2016). APG provides asset management, administration and fiduciary services for pension funds. AUM for the company by the end of 2016 was 460 billion Euros on behalf of 4,5 million participants.
His current position is Extraordinary State Councillor for the Council of State, which is the advisory body of the Dutch government under chairmanship of King Willem Alexander. Furthermore he is member of the Supervisory Boards of AkzoNobel NV, NIBC Bank NV, Atradius NV and Euronext NV as well as a member of the Board of Directors of FWD Group Limited in Hong Kong. He also member of the Advisory Boards of Quore Capital, Hemingway Corporate Finance and Spencer Stuart Executive Search.
Current cultural and educational board memberships include member of the Board of Governors of the State Academy of Finance and Economics, board member of the Amsterdam Concert Hall Fund and Trustee of the Erasmus University Trust Fund. In September 2015 he was appointed to the Electoral Committee of the Liberal Party, the largest of the two current ruling political parties in the Netherlands, having previously served in this committee for the elections in 2010 and 2012.
Dick Sluimers was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer of the pension fund ABP (2003-2008), the largest pension fund in the Netherlands and the third largest globally. Between 1991 and 2003 he held various positions at the Dutch Ministry of Finance, most recently as Director General of the Budget. Prior to that he was Deputy Director General at the Ministry of Public Health (1987-1991) and held senior positions at the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Finance (1979-1987).
Among the positions he held in the past are memberships of the Supervisory Boards of Fokker NV, the National Investment Bank NV, IT service provider Inter Acces NV and ABP Insurance NV. He also was Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS), member of the Advisory Board of Rabobank, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Postgraduate Programme for Treasury Management at the University of Amsterdam, member of the Advisory Board of Research Institute Netspar and Board member of Holland Financial Centre.
Dick Sluimers was born in 1953 in The Hague. He studied economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam and also read politics at the University of Amsterdam for several years. He lives with his partner Filippien in Wassenaar and is the father of two sons and one daughter.