Gerard Kleisterlee

Gerard Kleisterlee is chairman of Vodafone Group plc, and non-executive director and vice chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc. Formerly, he was a member of the supervisory board of Daimler AG 2009 to 2014, and a member of the board of directors of Dell Inc. from 2010 through 2013. Mr. Kleisterlee was also president and chief executive officer of Royal Philips Electronics from 2001 to 2011. During his ten years at Royal Philips Electronics, Mr. Kleisterlee was a member and vice chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists and chairman of the supervisory board of the Eindhoven Technical University and served in two successive Dutch Innovation Councils chaired by the prime minister. From 2006 until 2012, he served on the supervisory board of the Dutch Central Bank. In 2006, he was named as European Businessman of the Year by Fortune Magazine. Mr. Kleisterlee holds a degree in Engineering (MSc) from Eindhoven Technical University and an honorary doctorate from Leuven Catholic University.