Wolters Kluwer NV : Wolters Kluwer Appoints Peter Wakkie as Chairman of the
Alphen aan den Rijn (May 8, 2013) - Wolters Kluwer today announced the
appointment of Peter Wakkie as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, effective
Mr. Wakkie (Netherlands, 1948) previously served as Deputy Chairman and
recently as acting Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He was appointed as
member of Wolters Kluwer's Supervisory Board in 2005, and most recently
reelected at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of April 24, 2013.
Mr. Wakkie succeeds the late Adri Baan who passed away unexpectedly in early
April of this year.
Peter Wakkie is a founding partner of Dutch-based law firm Spinath & Wakkie
and previously held the position of Chief Corporate Governance Counsel and
member of the Executive Board at Royal AHOLD nv. Mr. Wakkie is also a
Supervisory Board member of ABN AMRO Group N.V., BCD Holdings nv, TomTom nv,
and a member of the Dutch Monitoring Committee Corporate Governance.
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Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance,
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efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more
dynamic world. Wolters Kluwer reported 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion.
The group employs over 19,000 people worldwide and maintains operations in
over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Latin
America. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.
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