Ab Gillhaus was born in Breda, the Netherlands, has a Business Economics degree from Tilburg University and is currently the Chief Credit Officer of the Rabobank Group.

He has worked his entire professional career with Rabobank and held senior positions for this institution in the Netherlands, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Overtime he has also been on the Board of several Companies, including Chairman of the Board of DAF financial Services, Cargobull Finance and Genie Financial Services.

He is married with three children and lives in the Netherlands.