Pim Mol succeeds Pierre van Hedel as managing director of the Rabobank Foundation

The Supervisory Board of the Rabobank Foundation has appointed Pim Mol as managing director with effect from 1 February 2018. He succeeds Pierre van Hedel, who will be retiring in 2018.

Ankie Wijnen, chairman of Rabobank Foundation’s Supervisory Board, said: “We’re very happy that in Pim we have found a worthy successor to Pierre. Pim is someone who inspires others and has a coaching leadership style. He’s a good networker and a real bridge builder. Under Pierres management, the Rabobank Foundation has thrived over the past ten years and we’re very grateful to him for that. The Rabobank Foundation makes a substantial contribution to the international Banking for Food strategy. In the Netherlands it has focused successfully on improving the economic and social self-sufficiency of disadvantaged people.”

Pim Mol joined the Rabobank organisation in 2007. Prior to that he had enjoyed a long career as a private banker at MeesPierson, later Fortis MeesPierson, where he managed MeesPierson in the Netherlands and subsequently joined the international MeesPierson private banking board. At Rabobank, Pim spent his first six years running the Private Banking directorate. After that he became Communications & Corporate Affairs Director. Pim graduated from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in macroeconomics. He is married and has three children.

Pim Mol: “With my background in corporate social responsibility and the activities I have undertaken for civil-society organisations during my career, I consider it a great honour to be taking over from Pierre as head of the Rabobank Foundation. The Rabobank Foundation has established a unique position in the Netherlands and abroad over the past 43 years. This means that the Rabobank Foundation is able to make a substantial contribution to Rabobank’s mission: Growing a better world together.”

Pierre van Hedel joined Rabobank in 1978 and, after holding a number of positions, moved to the Rabobank Foundation ten years ago. “In the Netherlands and abroad there are millions of disadvantaged people. Our knowledge and expertise as a cooperative bank are of great value in this respect. The philosophy of self-sufficiency is deeply rooted in the Rabobank and that’s reflected in the work of the Rabobank Foundation. It is extremely fulfilling to be able to play a part in this work, and I’ll continue to do so even after my departure. Before I retire, I will spend a few months working on projects for the Rabobank and the Rabobank Foundation. And my retirement won’t mean an end to my involvement.”

Full details of the Rabobank Foundation can be found at: www.rabobankfoundation.com

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