Term of office: Member of the Board of Equinor ASA since 18 March 2016, deputy of the board since 1. July 2019, chair of the Board's Audit Committee since 26 October 2016 and member of the Board’s Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee.
Year of birth: 1947
Other directorships: Van der Veer is the chair of the Supervisory Boards of Royal Philips and Royal Boskalis Westminster NV, chair of the Supervisory Council of Technical University of Delft and member of the boards of Platform Talent voor Technologie and Prorsum AG.
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: 3,000 (as of December 31, 2019)
Loans in Equinor: None
Experience: Van der Veer was the Chief Executive Officer in the international oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell Plc (Shell) in the period 2004 to 2009, when he retired. Van der Veer thereafter continued as a non-executive director on the Board of Shell until 2013. He started to work for Shell in 1971 and has experience within all sectors of the business and has significant competence within corporate governance.
Education: Van der Veer has a degree in Mechanical Engineering (MSc) from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands and a degree in Economics (MSc) from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Since 2005 he holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Family relations: No family relations to other members of the Board, members of the Corporate Executive Committee or the Corporate Assembly.
Other: Van der Veer is a Dutch citizen and resident in the Netherlands.