Abma Rients


Mr. Rients Abma (1971) has been the executive director of Eumedion since the 1st of January 2006. Eumedion is the Dutch Corporate Governance and Sustainability Platform for Institutional Investors. Between 2000 and 2005, Abma worked at the Ministry of Finance as a senior policy advisor in the corporate governance area. In 2003 he was the secretary of the “Tabaksblat” Committee (the Dutch Corporate Governance Committee) and between 2004 and August 1, 2005 secretary of de Monitoring Committee Corporate Governance Code (Frijns Committee). Between February 1996 and February 2000 he worked as the secretary of Economic Affairs at the employers’ federation VNO-NCW.


Rients Abma is member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on technical aspects of corporate governance processes, member of the Dutch Accounting Standards Board and its Nominating Committee, member of the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) Financial Reporting & Accountancy Committee and of the AFM Advisory Panel of Representative Organisations, member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Internal Auditors in the Netherlands, member of the Governance, Risk and Compliance Committee of The Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants, member of the Advisory Board of the Business and Law Research Centre of the Faculty of Law of the Radboud University Nijmegen and member of the Editorial Board of the journal ‘Goed Bestuur’ (‘Good Governance’). Between July 2007 and September 2011, Abma was Board member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). Rients Abma earned his Masters degree in General Economics, with concentrations in Monetary Economics, from the University of Groningen.