Maarten van den Bergh biography

Maarten van den Bergh

Male, Person

1942 –


Who is Maarten van den Bergh?

Maarten Albert van den Bergh is a Dutch businessman.

Van den Bergh is the son of Sidney James van den Bergh, long-term chairman of Unilever and Dutch Minister of Defense in 1959, and the grandson of Samuel van den Bergh, one of the founders of Unilever. He spent 32 years at Royal Dutch Shell, where he rose to president, and to vice-president of the committee of managing directors. In 2001, he left Shell to become chairman of Lloyds TSB, a financial services company based in the United Kingdom. Since 2006 he is the Deputy Chairman of the BT Group. Van den Bergh further chairs the board of directors of Akzo Nobel and is on the board of directors of ABN Amro.

In 2005, The Times named him the most powerful businessman in Great Britain.

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Apr 19, 1942
New York City
  • Netherlands

on July 23, 2013


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