Gerardus Johannes Wijers is a Netherlands; Dutch businessperson who has been at the head of 10 different companies. Presently, he is Chairman for Vereniging Natuurmonumenten and Chairman-Supervisory Board for ING Groep NV, Chairman-Supervisory Board at ING Bank NV (a subsidiary of ING Groep NV). Dr. Wijers is also on the board of HAL Holding NV, Het Concertgebouw NV and HAL Trust and Chairman at Ubbo Emmius Fund and Vice President for Young Pianist Foundation.
In his past career he held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Akzo Nobel NV, Member of European Round Table of Industrialists, Member of Platform Internet voor Alledag, Chairman-Supervisory Board for AFC Ajax NV, Chairman at Sanoma Digital Group the Netherlands BV, Chairman-Supervisory Board for Heineken NV, Senior Vice President for The Boston Consulting Group Ltd., Chairman for Stichting Het Wereld Natuur Fonds Nederland and Chairman at Stitching Oranje Fonds.
He received a doctorate from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a graduate degree from the University of Groningen.