Sarah Kuijlaars: De Beers Group

Sarah Kuijlaars has been the chief financial officer of De Beers Group since 1 September 2020.

Sarah Kuijlaars, current De Beers Group CFO, was previously CFO of Arcadis NV, a leading global design and engineering consultancy, with a listing on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange. Prior to this, Sarah was deputy CFO at Rolls Royce Holdings, and held a number of senior financial leadership roles during a 25-year career at Royal Dutch Shell. She has worked in several geographies including Nigeria, Russia, Brazil and the Middle East. 

Sarah is also a non-executive director at Aggreko, a leading international provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy services.

Sarah has a mathematics degree from Oxford University, is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA) and an associate member of Corporate Treasurers.

Work
2020 – Present     Chief Financial Officer, De Beers Group
2019 – Present     Non-Executive Director, Aggreko
2017 – Present     Member, WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation
2018 – 2020         Chief Financial Officer, Arcadis
2017 – 2018         Chief Financial Officer, Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce
2016 – 2017         Deputy Chief Financial Officer & Group Controller, Rolls-Royce
2013 – 2015         Finance Vice President & Downstream Global Controller, Shell
2008 – 2013         Finance Vice President & Business Finance Manager, Shell                                          Russia & CIS
2006 – 2008         Finance Director, Shell Nigeria E&P Company
2003 – 2006         Regional Controller & Finance Manager ME & Russia, Shell E&P                                  Company
1999 – 2003         Assistant Treasurer & Finance Advisor for E&P, Asia & Australia,                                  Shell
1997 – 1999         Planning, Trading & Supply Manager, Shell Argentina
1995 – 1997         Trading & Shipping Head of Corporate Accounts, Shell
1992 – 1995         Financial Planning Supervisor & Treasury Management                                                Assistant, Shell Brazil
1989 – 1992         Treasury Analyst, Shell

Education
1986 – 1989          MA, Mathematics, University of Oxford

About De Beers Group: De Beers Group is an international corporation that specialises in diamond exploitation, diamond mining, diamond retail, diamond trading and industrial diamond manufacturing sectors.