Saturday 16 November 2019

Highest paid Dutch company boss earned €15m last year



The pay of senior executives working at Dutch stock exchange listed companies rose by an average 5% last year, according to calculations by the Volkskrant.

Add to that an estimated 23% increase in bonuses and the average annual salary of a chief executive was €4.4m, excluding pension contributions, the paper says.

Top of the list is Nancy McKinstry, head of information provider and publisher Wolters Kluwer, who earned €15m last year, a rise of 20% on 2014.

Erik Engstrom of Relx – formerly Reed Elsevier – is in second place with a pay package of €12.7m and Heineken’s Jean Francois van Boxmeer is third, with a deal worth €12.6m.

Bottom of the list of 21 companies looked at by the Volkskrant is ABN Amro boss Gerrit Zalm, with a salary deal worth €1.05m. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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