The Kingdom of the Netherlands nominated Ms Mickie SCHOCH for appointment as a Full Member of the Board of Directors of the EIB to succeed Ms Irene JANSEN, who had tendered her resignation.

By letter dated 17 May 2017, the Board of Governors was invited to vote on the proposed appointment.

The decision to appoint Ms Mickie SCHOCH was taken on 6 June 2017, the date on which the requisite majority of Governors' votes was reached.

The term of office of Ms Mickie SCHOCH will expire in 2018 at the end of the day either of the Annual Meeting or of the approval of the financial statements for the previous financial year, whichever is the later.

Ms SCHOCH is currently Head of the Tax Policy Analysis Division in the Directorate General for Tax and Customs Administration in the Ministry of Finance. She holds a Master in Economics for Development from the Oxford University and a Master in Economics from the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam in the Netherlands.