Paul Frentrop (1954) studied psychology at Leiden University (candidate 1976) and business administration at IIB Delft (doctorate 1979). In 2002 he defended his doctoral thesis at Tilburg University on the subject ‘Corporations and their shareholders since the Dutch East India Company.’
Paul started his career as a financial editor at the Dutch newspapers Het Financieele Dagblad and NRC Handelsblad. He then moved to the financial sector and from 1992 to 1997 was the company secretary at the investment bank Pierson, Heldring & Pierson (later merged into MeesPierson).
In 1998 he founded Dutch Corporate Governance Services NV. When that company merged with the international shareholder advisory firm Deminor, Paul from 2000 to 2007 was the executive director of Deminor Netherlands. In 2008 he joined pension fund manager APG as head of corporate governance. In that capacity he was responsible for the implementation of corporate governance in the international investment portfolios of the pension funds.
From 2011 to 2014 Paul held the seat of professor of corporate governance & capital markets at Nyenrode Business University.
At the moment he advises shareholders and non-executives on governance issues, publishes books and articles and is a member of some supervisory boards.