A Dutch national, Willem Eelman was appointed a Management Board member and CFO on 15 May, 2019. He previously served on the GrandVision Supervisory Board. Eelman is the former CFO and Chief Operations Transformation Officer of C&A Europe, a leading European clothing retailer that is also present in several developing and emerging markets. Prior to C&A, Eelman worked at Unilever in several senior commercial and financial roles. These roles included CFO Europe (2007-2010) and CIO (2010-2014).
Willem Eelman holds a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics with a specialty in Marketing and Business Administration and graduated cum laude from the Agricultural University Wageningen. Eelman also holds a Chartered Controllers Degree from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and followed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard, Cambridge.
- Current term of office: until the 2023 Annual General Meeting
- Year of birth: 1964