Alexandra Schaapveld

Audit Committee Chair

Société Générale

Alexandra spent her 25 year banking career at ABNAMRO Bank, which she joined in 1984. The first 8 years, she was involved in corporate banking and subsequently 8 years in investment banking, equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. She has always been a strong advocate of client relations at the Bank. In 21, she was appointed senior executive vice president responsible for sector expertise and in 24 became the head of the business unit global clients and investment banking. After the acquisition of ABNAMRO by a consortium of banks, she became head of Europe for Royal Bank of Scotland in 28.

Alexandra is now into her second career as a non-executive board member of several companies. She is a non-executive director and chairs the audit committee of Société Générale in France, and is a non-executive director of Bumi Armada Berhad in Malaysia and 3i plc in the UK.

She was educated at the Lycée Français in many countries, graduated with a degree in politics, philosophy, and economics from Oxford University, and subsequently obtained a master in development economics at Erasmus University in The Netherlands.