Peter Blom

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Biographical Information

Peter Blom, CEO & Chairman of the Board of Management, Triodos Bank Group.

"After studying Economics, and helping to run one of the first organic food centres in the Netherlands, Peter Blom joined Triodos in 1980, the year we first opened for business. Having been with us since the start, he was appointed Managing Director in 1989, and has been CEO since 1997. He is Chair of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values and also a member of the Board of the Dutch Banking Association. He maintains his interest in food and farming, chairing the Organic Food and Agricultural Council of the Netherlands." [1]

"Born in 1956 in Leiden in the Netherlands Peter Blom studied economics at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. In 1975 he was jointly responsible for establishing one of the first centres in the Netherlands for organic food, including an organics shop, restaurant and information centre in Amsterdam. He has worked for Triodos Bank since its foundation in 1980; first as a Senior Business Banking Account Manager, before becoming Managing Director in 1989, until he took up his current role as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board in 1997...

"Zeist, 8 July 2010 – The Club of Rome has invited Peter Blom – CEO of Triodos Bank – as one of its members for his outstanding achievements in revitalising and renewing the banking sector. Peter Blom (1956) has been CEO of Triodos Bank since 1997.

"Club of Rome Secretary General Ian Johnson said: “Peter Blom has built a successful and growing sustainable banking business over three decades. By doing so, he has proved that another approach to banking is possible, at a time when our financial future needs new thinking more than ever. His achievements in pioneering green investment, social banking, microfinance and sustainability are now recognised on the international stage. His experience will provide a valuable contribution to achieving the Club of Rome’s objectives at a critical time in world affairs.”

"Triodos Bank CEO Peter Blom: “The Club of Rome’s first publication, “The limits to Growth”, is a seminal work, and was an important source of inspiration for me when I started to realise the magnitude of our environmental challenges." [2]


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  1. Triodos Bank People, organizational web page, accessed September 4, 2012.
  2. Triodos Club of Rome, organizational web page, accessed September 4, 2012.