Niels Lemmers

Job Title Legal and Public Affairs Director & Managing Director of the European Investors' Association
Current Employer Dutch Investors’ Association VEB & European Investors' Association IVZW

Niels Lemmers (1978) is managing director of the European Investors’ Association (European Investors) and director of Public Affairs and Legal at the Dutch Investors‘ Association (VEB).

He is responsible for representing both investor organisations in engagement activities, legal cases and negotiations. He advocates the position and interests of the VEB and European Investors in the broad public debate on corporate governance, financial markets, audit, regulation and securities. He is a trusted advisor to the board on corporate affairs and strategy.

Since its incorporation in July 2015, Niels has been managing director of European Investors, a pan-European organization representing retail and institutional investors in Europe. European Investors aims to be a strong voice for investors and contribute to the creation of a sound EU legislative and regulatory framework in a dynamic international environment.

Niels studied Corporate and Securities Law as well as international Financial Economics at Radboud University in Nijmegen. After working at the Dutch Authority for Financial Markets (AFM), he became a research assistant at the Van der Heijden Institute, which is part of the ‘Business and Law’ research department of Radboud University Nijmegen. His academic publications focus on corporate law, securities law and financial markets, including regulation and supervision of the financial markets and investor interests.

Niels is a member of the Advisory Panel and Consumer Panel of the AFM and a member of the Consultative Working Group for the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) Investor Protection & Intermediaries Standing Committee. The European Parliament and European Commission have regularly asked for his opinion/advice regarding investor protection rules and he represented investors in the EU Task Force on IPOs. Niels is acting co-chair of the Shareholders Responsibility Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN).