Prof. J.A. (Jaap) van Manen (1950) is chairman of the Supervisory Board of APG Groep NV since January 1, 2019. Jaap van Manen worked most of his career for PwC (and its legal predecessors). Before Coopers & Lybrand merged with Pricewaterhouse, he was chairman of Coopers & Lybrand Accountants Nederland. After the merger he became chairman of the Financial Services section. Jaap van Manen was vice-chairman of DNB's supervisory board until 1 October. He was chairman of the Corporate Governance Code Monitoring Committee, who in the past years was working on a revision of the code for good corporate governance.
Mr Van Manen holds various ancillary positions. He is a partner at the Strategic Management Center, which deals with issues relating to corporate governance, strategy and processes in the boardroom. He is chairman of the Code Good Governance Committee of the Association of Universities (VSNU), member of the Supervisory Board of Bornet Groep Rotterdam BV, board member of the Society and Security Foundation, board member of the Endowment Foundation at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, bestuurslid bij Stichting Globetrotter, Central Bank Governance Advisor at International Monetary Fund and emeritus professor of corporate governance at the University of Groningen.
He graduated as a registered accountant at the University of Groningen and obtained a PhD in economics from the same university.