Gerardus Johannes (Hans) Wijers
(born 11 January 1951) is the former CEO of AkzoNobel. He is currently member of the Supervisory Board of Heineken NV, and will become Chairman in 2013. From 1994 until 1998 he was a minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands for the liberal democrats party D66.
Hans Wijers was born in Oostburg, Netherlands, on 11 January 1951.
After secondary school at Hogere burgerschool (HBS-B) level, Wijers studied Economics at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, where he graduated in 1976. As assistant professor, he taught Economics at the Erasmus University, and in 1982 received a doctorate for his research in "Industrial politics: the design of governmental policy for industrial sectors".
Hans Wijers lives together with Dr Edith A. Sijmons, gynaecologist. They have a daughter (1992) and son (1994), and live in Utrecht.
From 1982 till 1984, Wijers worked as a civil servant at the ministry of Social Affairs and Labour and later at the ministry of Economic Affairs. Subsequently, he became a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group for, among others, Bakkenist, Spits & Co.
From May 2003, he was the president of the Board of Management of AkzoNobel; Former Sulzer AG CEO Ton Büchner has succeeded him on 23 April 2012.
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