Governance

DEGIRO is an investment firm founded in Amsterdam on June 3rd, 2009. Learn about the legal structure and regulators of DEGIRO and meet our Board of Directors and Supervisory Board members at the same time.

Supervision of DEGIRO

Supervision of DEGIRO

DEGIRO is a private limited company, “Besloten Vennootschap”, according to Dutch law.

LPE Capital N.V. owns 90,6% of DEGIRO, flatex AG owns 9,4%. Currently, the 5 founders of LPE Capital N.V. own more than 90% of the shares of LPE Capital N.V. The rest is to a large extend owned by employees of the LPE Group.

DEGIRO’s Board of Directors is responsible for the day to day management of the company. Within the Board of Directors, there is a division of responsibilities with each of the Board Members having their own focus points. The Supervisory Board of DEGIRO is responsible for supervising and advising the Board of Directors.

Apart from these boards, DEGIRO operates under behavioural supervision of the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The license of the AFM authorised DEGIRO to perform investment services since 17 September 2009. Next to that, the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) offers prudential supervision of. Also, the Dutch Investor Compensation Scheme (Beleggerscompensatiestelsel)is applicable, please find more information here.

Board of Directors

Esmond Berkhout

Esmond Berkhout

CEO of DEGIRO
since 1 January 2019

Esmond joined DEGIRO in April 2018 as Chief Operations Officer. Before that, he was Chief Compliance Officer of GarantiBank International N.V. Esmond has also been the Director Compliance at Kempen & Co. Apart from that, he also worked at the aforementioned Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). His last function was head of the Market Entry Division.

Peter Verberne

Peter Verberne

CFRO of DEGIRO
since 1 January 2018

Peter had his own company called IN2Risk. He has been (interim) CFRO for Delta Lloyd and Argenta. Before that, he was CFO and CRO at financial services company Nationale-Nederlanden and Head of Management- & Financial Accounting at ING Real Estate Finance.

Andreas Holmberg

Andreas Holmberg

CTO of DEGIRO
since 1 January 2019

Before Andreas started at DEGIRO, he was Head of Digital Business Interactive at Cognizant and prior to that Consulting Director, Tax & Utilities Global Business Unit at Oracle. He has also been senior Technical Project Manager at Stratus.

Supervisory Board

Ben Knüppe

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DEGIRO
since 10 January 2019

Ben was a partner at AKD solicitors. Apart from that he was CEO of Dexiabank Nederland and is the trustee in the bankruptcy case of DSB Bank. He has also been advisor, curator and administrator of several unsettled companies. Before joining the Supervisory Board of DEGIRO, Ben has been a Supervisory Board member at ASZ Dordrecht for 11 years.

Michael Enthoven

Member of the Supervisory Board of DEGIRO
since 10 January 2019

Michael has worked for banks in New York, London and Amsterdam. He was the CEO of NIBC Bank and chairman of the board of NL Financial Investment. Also Michael has prior experience as a member of a Supervisory Boards, namely at of Fortis and ABN AMRO. Michael has also been chairman of the board NIB Capital and later NIBC Holding. Apart from that, he has been Managing Director and Chief Operation Officer at J.P. Morgan. Currently, he is also a member of the Eneco Groep N.V. Supervisory Board.

Ada van der Veer

Member of the Supervisory Board of DEGIRO
since 19 August 2019

Ada has been the Director of Stranergy since 2007. Before that, she was CEO of Currence Holding and General Manager of its five other entities PIN BV., iDEAL B.V., Currence Incasso B.V., Acceptgiro B.V. and Chipknip B.V. From 2000 to 2002, Ada was the CEO of Division KPN Business Solutions. Apart from that, she had several positions in the directory boards of Achmea Bank Holding B.V. and Staal Bankiers N.V. Next to DEGIRO’s Supervisory Board, Ada currently is Chairman or board member of four other Supervisory Boards, teacher at multiple universities and advisor/supervisor of numerous parties.

Note: Investing involves risks. You can lose (a part of) your deposit. We advise you to only invest in financial products which match your knowledge and experience.

Note:
Investing involves risks. You can lose (a part of) your deposit. We advise you to only invest in financial products which match your knowledge and experience.