Maarten van den Bergh

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Born19 April 1942
New York City
ParentsSidney James van den Bergh
RelativesSamuel van den Bergh
InterestsRoyal Dutch Shell
Discreet Dutch businessman named the most powerful businessman in Britain. Attended the 1997 Bilderberg

Maarten Albert van den Bergh is a Dutch businessman.


Van den Bergh is the son of Maria Meijers (1905–1957) and Sidney James van den Bergh, long-term chairman of Unilever and Dutch Minister of Defense in 1959. his grandfather Samuel van den Bergh was one of the founders of Unilever.


Van den Bergh spent 32 years at Royal Dutch Shell, where he rose to president, and to vice-president of the committee of managing directors. In 2001, he left Shell to become chairman of Lloyds TSB, a financial services company based in the United Kingdom.[1]

Board memberships

Board memberships:[2]

  • Member of the Supervisory Board at Akzo Nobel NV starting in 2005; Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board until May 2006; Chairman of Akzo Nobel's Supervisory Board from May 2006 to February 2009
  • Deputy Chairman of BT Group Plc from 1 October 2006 to 15 July 2009; Non-Executive Director of BT Group Plc from 1 September 2000 to 15 July 2009; Non-Executive Director of British Telecom.
  • Vice Chairman of the Committee of Managing Directors of Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies from 1998 to 2000;
    • Member of Supervisory Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc from 2000 to 4 July 2005; Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell Plc since October 2004
    • Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and served as its Member of the Supervisory Board since 2000.
  • Deputy Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc since 2000; Director of Lloyds TSB Bank Plc until 11 May 2006.
  • Independent Non-executive Director or International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. from July 2002 to January 2011
  • Non-Executive Director of Lloyds Banking Group plc from 2000 to May 2006

In 2005, The Times named him the most powerful businessman in Great Britain.[3]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/199712 June 199715 June 1997US
Lake Lanier
Georgia (State)
The 45th Bilderberg meeting


  1. Jill Treanor for The Guardian. 7 September 2002 Maarten van den Bergh
  2. Bloomberg profile Page accessed March 21, 2015
  3. Quiet Dutchman heads network of corporate talent (The Times)
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