Melchert (Mel) Groot

A Dutch national, Mr. Groot is Chairman of the Executive Board of HAL Holding N.V. and the former CEO of GrandVision SA and Pearle Europe B.V. He serves on the Supervisory Board of Safilo, the world’s second largest manufacturer and distributor of frames and sunglasses, and was the Chairman from 2011 to 2014 of AudioNova International, one of Europe’s leading hearing aid retailers. In addition, he is Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke Vopak N.V. and a member of the Supervisory Board of Anthony Veder Group N.V.

  • Vice-Chairman
  • Non-independent director
  • First appointment: 2011
  • Reappointment: 2015
  • Current term of office: Up to and including the 2019 Annual General Meeting
  • Chairman of the Nomination Committee
  • Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
  • Year of birth: 1959