Baharak Sabourian graduated in Dutch law and financial law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She was admitted to the bar and worked over five years as an Attorny. In 2007 Baharak moved to the financial markets directorate of the Ministry of Finance. She specialised in policy and legislation on corporate governance and the Financial Supervision Act. In 2013 Baharak started to work for NLFI. Her main focus is on legal topics, corporate governance, remuneration and appointments. Baharak also holds a position on the Supervisory Board of the foundation “Care Nederland”.
Bas van der Waals
Bas van der Waals is secretary to the board of NLFI. After graduating in civil law and state- and administrative law Bas was admitted to the Dutch bar. At Loyens & Loeff he worked on structuring complex financial transactions. At the Ministry of Finance Bas was engaged on different topics relating to financial markets and helped shape various measures deemed necessary in the aftermath of the financial crisis. He also supported the Minister of Finance during the parliamentary inquiries relating to the financial crisis. Outside of his work for NLFI, Bas is a member of the board of the Stichting Liduina Fonds.
David Wyatt studied Business Administration at the Universities of Nyenrode, Georgetown and Stanford (MBA). He started his career at ABN AMRO, where he held roles including corporate banking, structured finance and country management. After several years at Atradius he joined Booz & Company as a consultant; he was elected Partner and was responsible for advising companies in the Dutch financial sector. As managing director within NLFI David focuses primarily on the management of the subsidiaries ASR Netherlands NV, SRH N.V. and Volksholding B.V.
Frithjof van Rems-Collet
Frithjof van Rems’s main focus is on strategy and corporate finance. Frithjof spent four years as a strategy consultant with L.E.K. Consulting in London, München and Los Angeles. In 2008 he moved to governance and privatisation of State-Owned Enterprises. Immediately after the takeover of Dutch Fortis affiliates, he was involved in formulating the appropriate strategic direction, renegotiating a joint-venture with Delta Lloyd and privatising Fortis Corporate Insurance. Frithjof studied civil engineering at Delft University and economics at Erasmus University. He is a member of the advisory board of SecurityMattters B.V.
Ilona de Kleijn
Ilona de Kleijn worked with the Ministry of Finance from 2006 through 2011, most recently as a management assistant with the Financial Institutions team. She completed vocational training in pedagogy. Ilona is the first point of contact for scheduling meetings and events.
Isabelle Huinck gained extensive legal experience with Boekel de Nerée, Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten, the Dutch Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance. She was at the inception of formal consumer protection in the financial sector, authored the Financial Services Act (Wfd) and, during the financial crisis, got involved with ABN AMRO. Isabelle earned a M.Ll. degree from the University of Amsterdam, was admitted to the bar and completed a Grotius Academy course. She wrote various articles on her work field. Her responsibilities also include corporate governance, compliance and governmental supervision.
After obtaining her M.Sc. degree in business administration from Erasmus University, Katrin Brand spent six years on corporate valuation and takeovers with BDO Corporate Finance. In 2009 she joined the Financial Institutions team at the Ministry of Finance, where she worked on the execution of the EC remedy and the recapitalisation of ABN AMRO and Fortis Bank Nederland. Katrin specialises in strategy, capital and funding position, risk profile, investments and divestments. She is also responsible for internal education. Katrin holds a position on the supervisory board of ‘Stichting Rijswijkse Kinderopvang’.
Rens Bröcheler is heading the daily operations of NLFI. Rens worked with Generale Bank and ABN AMRO before joining the Ministry of Finance in 1999. As Head of Cash Management he was responsible for the successful implementation of new, centralised treasury system. During the financial crisis, when he was Head of Participations (since 2006) and Project Director for Financial Institutions (since 2009), Rens was closely involved with the takeover of Dutch Fortis entities and the recapitalisation of AEGON, SNR Reaal and ING Group. Rens obtained a master’s degree in business economics from Maastricht University and attended a treasury program in Amsterdam.
Yuri Stoutjesdijk studied economics and Dutch law at Utrecht University. He worked for six years as consultant at Financiële Diensten Amsterdam (FDA), where he was responsible formonetary economic research and analysis of financial institutions on behalf of institutional investors. He was also responsible for legal advice (financial law, competition law and corporate law) in consultancy assignments. At NLFI Yuri’s main focus is on strategy, capital and funding position, risk profile, investments and divestments.