Currently, Mr. Sistermanns is the Chairman of the Advisory Council for Science and Technology Policy to the Prime Minister, the Netherlands. He serves on the boards of numerous private and public organizations in the Netherlands. He has been a Supervisory Board Member of the University in Enschede the Netherlandss and the Maastricht School of Management. He was the CEO of Origin B.V., an information technology company in the Netherlands from 1999 to 2001. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Sistermans served as the Executive Vice President of Akzo Nobel responsible for Strategy and Technology.