Mr. Ruijter was the Chief Financial Officer of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines from 2001 until its merger with Air France in 2004 and the Chief Financial Officer of VNU N.V. (a publicly listed marketing and publishing company now the Nielsen company) between 2004 and 2007. In 2009 and 2010 he served as the CFO of ASM International N.V. (a publicly listed manufacturer of electronic components) and in 2013 as the interim CEO of Vion Food Group N.V.
Mr. Ruijter currently serves on the Board of Inmarsat Plc as non-executive director, as well as on the Supervisory Boards of Wavin N.V. (a manufacturer of piping) and Ziggo N.V. (a publicly listed cable company) as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He also serves on the Supervisory Board of Delta Lloyd N.V. as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committees. Mr. Ruijter is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and in The Netherlands and a member of the ACT in the UK.