Ab Gillhaus was appointed Chief Risk Officer and a member of the Executive Board of DLL in January 2017. He is responsible for the company’s Group Risk activities in 35 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia.
The appointment marked Gillhaus’ return to DLL, having previously served as President of the company’s European Vendor Finance business and a member of the Executive Board from 2000 to 2003. He most recently served as Chief Credit Officer (CCO) at DLL’s parent company, Rabobank. In this role, Gillhaus was responsible for chairing the bank’s Central Credit Committee and managing the credit policies, monitoring and group-level reporting during a time of unprecedented market challenges.
An international finance industry veteran, Gillhaus amassed more than 30 years of experience in both the risk and commercial domains at Rabobank and DLL. He has been a member of many supervisory boards throughout his career, often serving as chairman. He currently sits on the Board of the East African food service company, Brioche Ltd, as well as the Advisory Board of Tilburg University’s School of Economics & Management.
Gillhaus graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from Tilburg University. He is now based in the Netherlands, but has spent several years working abroad in Brazil, the United Kingdom and Australia.