Committee Member Profile

Mr. William van Ettinger William van Ettinger

Chairman of the Board & Member of Investment Committee, Stichting Mars Pensioenfonds

As an independent consultant William is involved in advising pension funds, financial institutions and pension service providers; governance committees for pension funds of local and multinationals; interim management for pension funds as fund director. His current client list includes: Chevron, MARS and Eastman Chemical [E Way]. He is the Chairman of Trustees for both the MARS and E Way pension schemes. He also serves on the Investment Committees of the European Mars plans. William has a broad management background having worked at MARS, Chevron, Texaco and the Dutch Ministry of Finance. He has also served on the supervisory Committee of the KLM plans. In addition to this business background William has a strongly developed governance, investments and risk management background. He was involved in the development of the corporate finance function [ including treasury, tax and investments] for Mars in EMEA and ran it for 10 years from the UK. Within this set up it was important to work with many different nationalities/cultures especially when reforming the existing final pay plans into new hybrid structures. Developing the central investment management framework was another invaluable experience. (06.15)