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Supervisory Council

Diana Monissen


Most recently, CEO of the Princess Maxima Center for Childhood Oncology. Previously, director general of the Dutch Ministry of Health, chair of the board of directors at Friesland Zorgverzekeraar, and member of several taskforces advising the Dutch government on, among other issues, preventing child and sexual abuse.

Anja van Gorsel

Vice-Chair and Remuneration Committee Chair

Partner at Wesselo & Partners, and supervisory council member at Staedion and at Tappan. Formerly, executive board chair at Albeda College.

Elizabeth Lwanga

Innovations in Development advisor, leadership development consultant, and executive coach. Formerly, deputy assistant administrator and deputy director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, UN resident and humanitarian coordinator, and UNDP representative.

August Mesker

Audit Committee Member

Economist and member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Formerly, senior advisor at VNO-NCW (Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers) and chair of the transport committee at Business Europe.

Johan van de Ven

Remuneration Committee Member

Independent consultant at Innovation and Interim Management, strategic partner and investment committee chair at Oraxys S.A., supervisory council chair at Hivos Triodos Fund, advisory committee chair at Solar Plaza, and treasurer at Alliance Fran├žaise des Pays-Bas.

Marianne van Kimmenade

Chair of the Audit Committee

Chartered accountant and senior policy advisor on fraud and governmental auditing at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants. Formerly, partner at Ernst & Young.

Bartel van de Walle

Director of the United Nations University Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). Formerly, professor of Policy Analysis at Delft University of Technology.