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. As per August 1st 2020, DEGIRO is fully owned by flatex AG. Please find more information here.

DEGIRO has a two-tier board structure consisting of a Board of Directors and a Supervisory Board. The Board of Directors is responsible for the day to day management of the company and the long-term strategy. Within the Board of Directors, there is a division of responsibilities with each of the Board Members having their own focus points. Our Supervisory Board is responsible for supervising and advising the Board of Directors. We believe that a two-tier board is the most complete setup to assure correct checks and balances within the company.

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

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

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

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.

Peter Verberne

Stefan Armbruster

since 10 December 2020

Before joining DEGIRO, Stefan was managing director, Co-Head B2C at flatex Bank AG. His focus was commercial development of product partnerships, product offerings and the client service desk. Next to that, Stefan was a member of the IT committee. Prior to his positions at flatex Bank AG, Stefan was a board member of Bank Vontobel Europe AG, Global Co-Head Retail Structured Products at Deutsche Bank AG and Director Structured Products at ABN AMRO Bank AG, among other positions.

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.

Frank Niehage

Member of the Supervisory Board of DEGIRO
since 21 August 2020

Frank has vast experience across all segments of retail and commercial banking. He has held various positions as Management Board Member of financial institutions for many years. Currently, he is CEO of flatexDegiro AG. His previous positions include Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and CEO of Bank Sarasin AG. Prior to that, Frank fulfilled senior roles at Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, UBS and international law firm Beiten Burkhardt in both Germany as well as in Asia.

Ada van der Veer

Member of the Supervisory Board of DEGIRO
since 19 August 2019

Ada has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Her previous positions include Chairperson of the Board of Staal Bankiers, Executive Board member of Achmea Bank Holding and CEO of Currence Holding. Since 2007, she has been Director of Stranergy, a company specialising in independent boardroom consultancy. Next to her position at DEGIRO, Ada is currently Chairperson or Supervisory Board member of Arcadis Nederland Holding, Alliander and Data Privacy Foundation and Board member of Foundation Trust Office Fugro and Foundation Preference Shares Nedap. Furthermore she is (visiting) Lecturer at the Erasmus University and Nyenrode Business University, and Chairperson of the Dutch Monitoring Committee Accountancy.

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.

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.