Gerard Penning


ex. CHRO


Gerard Penning is an HR executive with experience in the design&execution of people strategies to help drive competitive advantage across the world. His most recent exec role was CHRO of ABN AMRO/member of the Executive Board, responsible for HR and Real Estate. Before this role he has held various executive positions within Shell over a period of 30 years, culminating into the EVP HR of respectively the Upstream and the Downstream businesses in the Hague and London. Gerard has also been a member of the Supervisory Board of SEforALL since 2018 – an NGO directly linked to the UN, backed by amongst others the Rockefeller Foundation, driving the practical execution of SDG7. Furthermore he has been appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of Alliander in early 2021, NL’s largest Power Network organisation and a key player/partner in the energy transition/electrification effort. In May 2023 he was elected chair of the Remco/Nomco of Alliander.

In his spare time he enjoys mountainbiking, hiking and playing guitar.