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3 November 2016

New appointment Board of Supervisors

Simavi is pleased to announce that as of September 30, Mirjam Bakker will take her seat on the Board of Supervisors. At the same time Frans Blanchard will resign after the maximum period of eight years. The Managing Director and the Board of Supervisors are delighted with the addition of this new member and thank Frans Blanchard for his years of dedication.


“I’m dedicated to Simavi’s  goals. Working towards making basic health accessible and available to all. Structurally. That’s what I believe in,” says Bakker.

Mirjam is Group Risk & Compliance Director at SBM Offshore NV, Member of the Board of Supervisors and Audit Committee of GGZ inGeest and Member of the Board of de Stichting Stimuleringskader Integere Organisatie (SSIO).

Mirjam Bakker has business experience in the field of governance, risk management and integrity policy in major international companies that do a lot of business with African and Asian countries among others. “I’ve spent a large part of my childhood in West Africa (Togo, Lome). I have therefore a very personal experience with Africa and Asia as well. I look forward to contribute to Simavi’s work by combining both my personal and professional experiences. “

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