supervisory directors

15:12 Apr 27, 2005
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Dutch to Dutch translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
Dutch term or phrase: supervisory directors
I am translating "Rules on the Prohibition of Insider Trading" of an international group of companies (holding = Dutch). The rules are written in English; I am translating them into German.

People who are not allowed to execute transactions in securities of the company are: Members of the Executive Board of X, Members of the Supervisory Board of X, Employees of X irrespective of the term of their employment, as well as managing directors and supervisory directors of X.

Since members of the supervisory board are already mentioned, I have no idea what "supervisory directors" are. I've already posted the question in the E>G language pair, but I assume that these "supervisory directors" are either a Dutch speciality or the result of a bad translation from Duch into English. Can anybody out there help me and tell me what supervisory directors are?
silvia glatzhofer
Local time: 06:29

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4 +1comissarissen
Steven Mertens
2toezichthoudende directeuren
Henk Peelen

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toezichthoudende directeuren

I think it's a bad translation of "toezichthoudende directeuren"

Internet reference (just 1):
Binnen het managementteam van de dienst OCW zal mevrouw Rosenberg als toezichthoudend directeur worden belast met de coördinatie en afstemming van het beleid van de productgroep Beleid, Subsidies en Projecten.

But how to translate?
No "Aufsichtsführende Geschäftsführer" on the internet. Perhaps you'd better wait some hours for other (better) answerers and then ask "toezichthoudende directeuren" on NL>DE?

Henk Peelen
Local time: 06:29
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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14 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1

the member of a supervisory board (= Raad van Commissarissen) is a supervisory director (commissaris). The supervisory directors survey the general working of the Board of Directors of a company.

Good luck.


PS: sorry for my previous answer. It was the translation of the term "Supervisory Board"

Steven Mertens
Local time: 06:29
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Native speaker of: Native in FlemishFlemish, Native in DutchDutch

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agree  Ariser: Commissaris(sen)
47 days
  -> ja, natuurlijk. My mistake. Bedankt Ariser
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