Annet Aris is adjunct professor of strategy at INSEAD since 2003 where she developed and teaches the MBA-course “Media, Internet and the digital transition”. She was nominated in 2010 and 2011 for the best teacher award by the MBA students. She is also a board member of the Sanoma Group, a European TV broadcaster and magazine and educational publisher. In Germany she is a board member of the Kabel Deutschland AG (Munich) and the Tomorrow-Focus AG (Munich) owner of amongst others Holidaycheck.de, Elitepartner.de and Focus.de.
In addition she is member of the advisory board of the MBC Group in Dubai (TV), the board of the Foundation “Sound and Vision” and of the Volkskrant Foundation, both in the Netherlands.. Outside the media and telecom industry she is in the board of ASR Nederland N.V. (Utrecht), a Dutch insurance company, and of Jungheinrich AG (Hamburg) a global producer of intralogistics/forklift truck equipment. From 2008-2011 Annet was in the board of the OPTA, the Dutch regulatory authorities for telecom, cable, internet and postal services. Annet is a Dutch native and received a MSc. from the University of Wageningen in 1984.
After acceptance in McKinsey’s European INSEAD Fellow program, she completed her MBA with distinction in Fontainebleau in 1986. She worked for McKinsey from 1985 until 2003, at first in the Netherlands and in the UK and, since 1990, in Germany. She was elected partner in 1994 and co-led McKinsey’s German Media Practice from 1999-2003 working on a wide array of topics. Annet is frequently asked as key note speaker on international media- and telecom conferences and is the author of a large number of articles and case studies on the media industry.
Together with Jacques Bughin, she wrote the book “Managing Media Companies, Harnessing Creative Value” (Wiley’s 2009, second edition, also available in Russian and Chinese).
Prof. Dr. Barbara Baarsma is Managing Director of SEO Economic Research, Professor of market forces and competition economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Amsterdam, a member of the Audit Committee of FNV and Crown in the SER. Barbara also holds several supervisory and other positions at the following: Commissioner Loyalis, Espria, Residential Care, the Elisabeth Hospital Two Cities, BNN.
Furthermore, Barbara was the chairman of the committee set up by Minister Schippers Macro Management Tool in specialist medical care (published June 2012), which was previously set by the Minister Klink commission Vertical integration in health care (published May 2009). She was also a member of the National Public Broadcasting Review Committee, performance of the public service in the 2004-2008 period (published April 2009), the working group Keys Reference levels for the Department of Education (published in early 2010), the Commission Structure, Dutch banks (Ministry of Finance, published in June 2013).
Currently she is a member of the Commission Services at home (Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment). In addition to her research work Barbara provides (guest) lectures and readings, leads workshops, acts as a facilitator in decision-making processes and publishes regularly on economic policy, market forces and competition in the media and literature. As well as holding several positions and responsibilities, Barbara is married and with two sons.
As CEO Van den Belt is (48). Her experience as publisher of The Moscow Times, the Russian Playboy and Men’s Health, and director of ITV Broadband in London, and as New Media Director at News Corp work all nicely together with her role at Brightsolid.
Thecla E. Bodewes (45), CEO/Owner of the Bodewes Group
The Bodewes Group consists of Shipyard De Kaap, Shipyards Bodewes, en Maritima Green Technology and since May 1, 2013, Shipyard Bodewes Harlingen. The shipyards are specialized in innovative shipbuilding like light weight barges, marine coasters, gas tankers, mineral oil tankers, dredgers, passenger boats and electric diesel ships. Thanks to the newest designs and technics fuel savings of up to 20% are realized. Maritima Green Technology is a company for the development and innovation in the field of grean mobility. Activities are focused on development of modern innovative propulsion with a hands-on no-nonsense approach. Also within this company it is of high importance that the products produced contribut to a cleaner environment, reduction in fuel use on top of economic benefit for our clients.
Prior to working at the family business, Thecla reorganized shipyards. Moreover she has several years of experience at Bureau Veritas, an international agency for the certification of ships and ship building organizationa. Thecla went to HTS Naval Architecture.
Claire Boonstra is Founder of Operation Education – a non-profit organization to accelerate the transition of the education system: from ‘everybody to meet the same requirements’ to ‘everybody to develop their full potential’. She is also a co-founder of Layar, the global market leader in mobile augmented reality and interactive print. She holds an MSc in Civil Engineering (TUDelft), worked with KPN, Unilever and Talpa Digital, was co-organizer of Mobile Monday Amsterdam and Managing Director of SPRXmobile.
Claire was elected as a ‘Young Global Leader’ of the World Economic Forum, a ‘Rising Talent’ at the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, Online Mediawoman of the Year, ‘Young Advisor’ of EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes and was named one of the ‘Most Influential Women in Technology’.
Anneke Burger-Tebbens Torringa (1965) is a passionate senior leader with core competencies holistic, pragmatic and energetic. She undertakes with an eye for detail, the big picture and the individual. She has extensive management experience within ABN AMRO, Delta Lloyd Group and GDF Suez in field of marketing, program and portfolio management, facilities management and IT.
Anneke is active as a (change) manager, mediator, mentor and involved in interest groups. In 2009 she was elected by the Stichting WomeninIT as female manager in IT. She is also co-author of the management book published in March 2011 ‘Round shapes in IT “-Inspiring vision on skills, choices and opportunities in IT organizations. A book that inspires and provides a practical guide for CIOs and CEOs, HR professionals and anyone considering a career in IT. Drive: “nothing has emerged without movement”
As a child of the international port of Rotterdam, Gervaise (Rotterdam, 1966) is a born entrepreneur, who graduated in Leiden as a historian also obtaining a degree in art history. She founded a.o. pr agency Coebergh Communicatie & PR (1997), Spice PR (2002) and Vertov, digital storytelling & visual pr (2011). In all those companies – all of them being innovative players in the Dutch communications industry – she’s still involved. Recently she co-founded BeterThuis, an (online) platform that matches supply and demand of elderly care.
Moreover, as an entrepreneur she invests in several other businesses, which achieved a high degree of success. Her signature in her work is especially evident in her constant pursuit for perfection in a very authentic manner. In that, she uses her strong belief in a thorough and conscientious execution strategy. Outside her work, she holds various positions in charitable organizations… In 2011 Gervaise won the public award Porsche Female Entrepreneur of the Year. She’s happily married with two kids.
Deborah DiSanzo was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Philips Healthcare on 1 May 2012. Prior to this she held a series of leadership positions within Philips Healthcare and Philips acquired legacy companies.
Most recently Deborah was the Chief Executive Officer of Philips Healthcare’s Patient Care and Clinical Informatics business group (2008 – 2012). She also served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Philips Patient Monitoring business, and held a variety of management positions in Cardiac Care, Cardiac Resuscitation, and Healthcare Information Management businesses where she was instrumental in building the Automated External Defibrillator market.
Deborah DiSanzo was born in the United States. She holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, and was inducted into the Babson Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Deborah is a Board Member of Project HOPE; she is the Steering Board Chair of the World Economic Forum’s project on Health Systems Leapfrogging in Emerging Economies; and she is a Board Member for the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).
Phuong Do is the Co-founder and CEO of LayerGloss. Her passion for creativity and entrepreneurial spirit is the genesis of LayerGloss – an innovative, online app-building platform. She graduated with two degrees from the famous Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has worked with blue-chip clients and acquired an established clientele with her second company – Studio Fenix.
She believes in doing things out of her comfort zone and inspires her colleagues to do the same. Innovative ideas coupled with her ability to challenge the tide makes Phuong Do the woman she is today.
In 2001, Heleen van Oord founded DQ & A Media Group. She is co-founder and a partner at the investment company Peak Capital. Heleen was involved in the creation of the Leading Online Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (LOEY) and Online Tuesday, the event for the online industry in the Netherlands. She is also an investor in the fund eVA Africa and Hummingbird Ventures and member of the Supervisory Board of Catawiki. Heleen is also a member of the jury for Accenture Innovations Awards and board member of the Young Entrepreneurs Foundation. This foundation aims to promote the entrepreneurial spirit of young people in the Netherlands. In addition, Heleen is a member of the Advisory Board of the IAB Netherlands and is active as a mentor for entrepreneurs at Rockstart and StartUp Bootcamp. Moreover in 2001, Heleen continued with several others the DQ & A Media Group. DQ & A began as a specialist company for ad serving technology and has developed into an international digital marketing firm. DQ & A offers advertisers the highest possible return on their campaign budgets, mostly on the basis of performance. Publishers are helped to maximize their ad revenue and as efficiently as possible their ads too. In the past 12 years, DQ & A has developed into an international media company, which operates in eight countries and three continents. The company has more than 130 employees, representing 15 different nationalities.
In 1990 Annemarie co-founded media company Independent Media in Russia. Due to its unconventional approach to the market, Independent Media rapidly grew from a company with a turnover of $ 1.5 million and 15 employees in 1992 to the leading publishing house in Russia with a turnover of $ 80 million in 1998 and 700 employees. Independent Media has been awarded with numerous prizes and awards over the years, amongst others: – ‘East Europe Prize for Enterprises’ – IPC Award for ‘Best International Launch’ – The American Chamber of Commerce prize for ‘Best Business in Russia’ – IPC Award for ‘Best International Publishing joint venture’ (jv with Hearst) – Etc.
Since 1998 Independent Media is the leading publishing house in Russia and in the Ukraine in the field of consumer magazines, newspapers and trade publications. Independent Media publishes many consumer magazines (amongst others the Russian editions of Cosmopolitan, Good Housekleeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Health etc.) and a number of newspapers (amongst others: The Moscow Times (English language daily, 1992), The St. Petersburg Times, Vedomosti (Russian language daily in a joint venture with Financial Times en The Wall Street Journal, since 1999 In 2001 Independent Media was sold to the Finnish company Sanoma Media and Annemarie decided to leave Russia to provide a Dutch school education for her sons.
In the Netherlands she manages her own companies, and is active as a private equity investor in the Netherlands as well as abroad. She is a leading columnist for het Financieel Dagblad as well as for Margriet and author of several bestsellers such as ‘SUCCES’ (sold over 50.000 copies), ‘AMBITIE’ (which was awarded ‘Ondernemersboek van het Jaar’), EXIT and FINANCIEEL FIT. She is the presenter of various financial TV programs such as ‘Ten Einde Raad’ and ‘Een Dubbeltje Op Zijn Kant’ and was one of the ‘dragons’ in the Dutch television version of ‘Dragon’s Den’. She is an advisor to many banks and inscurance companies in the Netherlands as well as abroad. Many of her activities and much of her time and profits currently go towards projects that help to eliminate poverty in the Netherlands.
Corinne is co-founder of TomTom and Managing Director of its Consumer business.
Corinne is a driving force in the European consumer technology industry. She leads TomTom’s Consumer division, growing the business from a small start-up into a global player. Under her leadership, Corinne is diversifying TomTom into a multi-category consumer brand, bringing new innovation to market and returning the consumer business to growth.
Corinne’s global team creates and manufactures innovative products that play a meaningful role in people’s lives. Corinne is firm believer that technology should help people move forward, not hold them back. And that technology should make life easier, not more complicated. So Corinne’s focus is on turning complex technology into easy to use products that are accessible to everyone. Best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products, TomTom now creates award-winning GPS Sport Watches.
Corinne is an entrepreneur who is passionate about technology, design and innovation. She is focused on developing talent and fostering an entrepreneurial culture both at TomTom and in the wider world. As a leader of one of the few consumer technology companies to come out of Europe, Corinne is a champion of European innovation. She plays an active role in organisations dedicated to getting women into more senior positions and in social mobility.
Corinne is co-chair of the Dutch Chapter of Women Corporate Directors and sits on the advisory board of the Dutch National Opera & Ballet.
Earlier in her career Corinne worked for Psion Plc, where she set up Psion’s international distribution network.
Corinne graduated in France with a BA in International Business from ESSEC in 1987. She was made Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur in 2012.
Lorna Goulden is the director of Creative Innovation Works, a networked innovation consultancy specialised in guiding the transition of emerging technologies into user-focused products, services and interactive experiences. She is a member of the global Think Tank Council: The Internet of Things; a hub for policy debate, practice and the implementation of the Internet of Things and is one of the founding members of a recently formed consultancy ‘The Internet of People’ supporting organizations to capture the emerging opportunities of the current Internet evolution. A former creative director and innovation manager at Philips Design, Lorna has spent over 20 years combining design and creative thinking to promote a user value perspective in business innovation.
Since joining Philips in Eindhoven in 1996 she worked closely with Philips research and business groups in Europe, Asia and the US supporting cutting-edge research and new product development. In 1999 she set up and managed an interactive design team and pioneered an approach to Experience Design that she has continued to develop into a core focus of her innovation practice. Lorna has lectured at both the Design Academy in Eindhoven and the Royal College of Art in London. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Sheffield University in Design and Technology Education (1992), and completed a Master’s degree in Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art in London (1994).
She also recently completed the global OneMBA programme at Rotterdam Erasmus University (2013) to support her personal goal of building a more effective and sustainable connection between creative innovation processes and business development.
Janneke Hadders (1977) is the owner and director of Dacom. The innovative high-tech company from Emmen specializes in hardware, software and online advice services for farmers and multinationals in the food & beverage industry. The Dacom system offers growers and the agro industry practical solutions for profitable and sustainable agriculture. By combining sensor technology, internet and scientific knowledge, growers can continuously monitor and fine-tune their production process throughout the growing season.This results in the maximum yield achievable through the economically sound and responsible use of agri-inputs like chemicals, water and nutrients.
Dacom has grown into an international company with thousands of customers around the world, including large multinational companies like Pepsico and McCain. The company knows how to renew the current possibilities again and again. The company obtained the first position in the SME Innovation Top 100 of 2011. Recently, Janneke Hadders was mentioned in the FD as one of the 100 most influential businesswomen of the Netherlands in the Top 100 most influential business women.
Mrs. C. M. Colijn-Hooymans, Tini serves as a Member of the Board of Management of TNO: Netherlands Organization of Applied Scientific Research. Mrs. Colijn-Hooymans worked as Director of Research at Plant Research International, Managing Director of the Institute of Food Safety (RIKILT-DLO), General Director of the Institute for Applied Plant research and member of the Plant Sciences Board at the Wageningen University and Research Centre. Mrs. Colijn-Hooymans serves as Chairman of the board of the Lorentz – Van Itersonfonds Foundation TNO (LIFT). Mrs. Colijn-Hooymans has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke KPN NV (Royal KPN NV) since April 17, 2007. Mrs. Colijn-Hooijmans holds several Supervisory and/or Advisory positions, including Member of the Advisory Council of Science and Technology of the Dutch ministries of Education and Economic Affairs and Member of the Board of the Radboud Foundation (Nijmegen University and Medical Centre).
Furthermore, She has been a Member of supervisory Board at KPNQwest NV since April 17, 2007. She serves as a Member of the Supervisory Boards of Handelsmaatschappij Van Eeghen International BV, Blgg (Oosterbeek) and Rabobank Vallei en Rijn. Mrs. Colijn-Hooymans served as a Director of TNO in Delft. She completed her studies in Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Leiden. She gained her doctorate from the faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the VU University of Amsterdam.
Ariane Inden started developing 141 high-end cosmetics products in 1992. She opened her first Ariane Inden store in October 1993. Meanwhile she sells more than 1000 articles, in more than 100 shops worldwide. Products, packaging’s, shop design, beauty treatment, advertisement material, fotoshoots, campaigns etc., are all designed and developed by Ariane Inden herself. She has studied: – BBA, Business Administration at Nyenrode (1985 – 1988) – MIM, MBA, Thunderbird, School of International Management (1990-1991)
Diane Janknegt started her career at consumer company SCA Molnlycke. In 1997 she joined Microsoft Benelux, at that time a relatively small company. After various marketing roles, she spent the last 8 years in business development and commercial roles. In her last role she was Director in the Dutch Management Team, with a P&L responsibility for all software attached to hardware (OEM). In January 2013 she switched careers and started as entrepreneur of an ICT start-up called WizeNoze BV. WizeNoze develops technology for children in the age 2-12 year.It the mission of Wizenoze to make great content accessible to children and to enable them to discover new and exciting information.
Diane loves working with young, passionate and inspiring people, has a proven track record in building strong and successful teams and with her positive attitude she knows how to motivate other people. She has an extensive network in the IT industry and beyond. She is happily married and proud mother of 3 kids, aged 9-8-5.
Alexandra Jankovich is co-founder and Managing Partner of SparkOptimus, supporting organizations to accelerate digital growth. With over 20 years of top tier consultancy and international (online) media industry experience, she served the majority of the media, online and communications industry in the Netherlands helping them with digital growth and transformation projects.
Alexandra started her career as strategy consultant at McKinsey after which she held various senior line management positions in online media, e-commerce and marketing both in corporate as well as in start up environment (Reed Elsevier, Lastminute.com) in New York, London and Amsterdam.
Cilian Jansen Verplanke has over 20 years’ experience in the financial sector (private equity and commercial banking at ABN AMRO and Rabobank). She worked for four years with Desiree at ABN AMRO Units. Cilian worked with Rabobank for more than five years as Managing Director.
She has extensive experience in executing and managing acquisitions and has worked extensively with entrepreneurs. She also worked for years in commercial banking and Equity Capital Markets at ABN AMRO Rothschild and ended her career as Executive Vice President in charge of the Grand Company at Rabobank Group.
“Fascination for entrepreneurs has always been in business. My motive as a financial professional is investing in and challenging entrepreneurs to help them achieve their goals.”
Marjolijn Kamphuis (1981) is the co-founder and CEO of Foodzy, and the co-founder and Creative Director of OKGO Labs. With OKGO Labs, Marjolijn produces a vast amount of digital concepts for clients ranging from Vodafone to UNICEF, but it is also a creative launch site for new original digital ideas of which Foodzy is just one of many examples. In 2012, Foodzy was named as one of the 100 hottest startups in Europe by WIRED magazine and one of the world’s most innovative health companies by Entrepreneur Magazine. Marjolijn is also a well-known tech blogger in The Netherlands, and co-launched two widely read tech & trend blogs: Dutchcowgirls.nl and Numrush.nl.
Dr. Angelien Kemna (1957) is lid van de Raad van Bestuur en Chief Investment Officer van APG Groep N.V. sinds 1 november 2009. Van 2002 tot juli 2007 was Kemna CEO van ING Investment Management Europe met een verantwoordelijkheid voor beleggingen van meer dan EUR 150 miljard. Van 2001 tot 2004 was zij directeur beleggingen wereldwijd. Voorafgaand was zij werkzaam in diverse posities binnen de Robeco Groep. En in deze jaren was zij tevens deeltijd hoogleraar Financiële Markten aan de Universiteit Maastricht (1993–1999). Voordat Angelien Kemna haar werk in de beleggingsindustrie startte, doorliep zij een academische carrière. Van 1988 tot 1991 was zij verbonden aan de Erasmus Universiteit. Zij is in 1988 gepromoveerd aan de Erasmus Universiteit op het terrein van financiële en reële opties. Nevenfuncties Angelien Kemna bekleedt diverse toezichts- en adviesposities. Zij is lid van de Raad van Toezicht van de Universiteit in Leiden en voorzitter van de Raad van Commissarissen van Yellow and Blue, een Nederlandse venture capital onderneming op het terrein van duurzame energie. Daarnaast is Kemna bestuurslid van de Duisenberg School of Finance.
Raised in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, Marion Koopman took her further education in Maastricht. First she finished her studies at the hotel management school and after that she got a degree in economics at the University of Maastricht. During her work at KPN she was responsible for a number of subjects. She was ceo of xs4all and later the ceo of Hi Mobile. November 2012 she became ceo of the Greenhouse Group. An Umbrella organization for six innovative and trend-setting companies in the digital marketing field by investing in talent and good ideas. Parallel to her work Marion is societally involved. She is vice chairman of Sire, a foundation for idealistic advertisement, which duty is to put societal issues on the public agenda. Furthermore she is member of the board of advice for E-hulp.nl. This is an independent foundation that stimulates and develops online counselling and therapy. And last but not least she is mother of two sons.
Diana is responsible for defining, implementing and executing the growth acceleration strategy and the day-to-day operations of Savision.
Diana has a strong track record in various industries like fashion, cosmetics and online recruitment; in her last jobs, she was the Managing Director for the Benelux market at Monster Worldwide and led the growth strategy of internet agency TDC Lighthouse Internet before realizing an exit. She has also been involved in many online start-ups.
She graduated at the University of Amsterdam with a degree in Business Economics and is a certified Marketeer (NIMA C).
My current role is Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe. I was born 1941 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, where I also attended school and helped to build my family’s transport business. I studied economics at Erasmus University, before working there for six years as an Assistant Professor. My political career started on the Rotterdam Municipal Council, and in 1971 I was elected as a Member of the Dutch Parliament for the liberal VVD party.
From 1982-1989 I served as Minister for Transport, Public Works and Telecommunication in the Netherlands. After politics I was appointed President of Nyenrode University from 1991-2000, and served on various company boards, including Lucent Technologies, Volvo, and P&O Nedlloyd. My charity work included advising the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and World Cancer Research Fund, and I have an ongoing interest in mental health issues. Since 2004, I have worked for the European Commission, as one of the 27 Commissioners working to maintain a peaceful and prosperous Europe.
From 2004 to 2009, I was Competition Commissioner, responsible for ensuring a level playing field for business in Europe, and fair prices and wide choice for consumers. In 2010, I became Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe. This portfolio includes the information and communications technology (ICT) and telecommunications sectors. For example: ensuring trust and security for the Internet and new technologies; ensuring competitive communications, such as in the mobile roaming market; building world-class European research and innovation in this sector; and above all getting every European Digital, with access to fast broadband, so we can make the most out of the Internet to support our economy and society.
Valentine established herself in the publishing industry during her time at De Arbeiderspers and Bol.com. She also worked as online manager at Telegraaf and Albumprinter, an online photo album shop. Late 2008 she decided to stir things up in the publisher world and developed the concept Tenpages.com, which launched in 2010.
Now, nearly four years later, Tenpages.com is a well-known, innovative platform used to discover new writers. Tenpages.com also publishes books by known authors such as Ron Blaauw and Arie Boosma via crowdfunding.
Since June 2010 Anne-Wil Lucas is an active member of Parliament for the VVD. She is speaking on behalf of the VVD in the field of Science, Innovation and Economic Affairs. The key themes are to ensure economic growth and thus for jobs and prosperity.
The VVD believes that economic growth not by the government but by workers and companies should be realised. The government must therefore give entrepreneurs the space and not to walk in their way. The government can ensure a good business climate, a science policy and challenges to innovation and the burden on companies kept at a low.
In 2010 Anne was made eligible for the VVD because she wants to help the community of The Netherlands to become stronger Netherland, giving people back their own responsibility and to ensure that proper plans for a beautiful and prosperous Netherlands are actually carried out.
“Together we can make better and stronger Netherlands. I believe in and I’m going for it!”
Albertine Trude Maas-de Brouwer, 1946, is a Dutch politician. On behalf of the Labour Party from 2002 to 2007 she was a member of the First Chamber of the States-General . .Trude Maas studied linguistics at the University of Utrecht and wanted a career as a French teacher. However, after her graduation, she joined the Central Institute for Educational Measurement (CITO), where she was initially key developer for French and later deputy director. From 1988 she held various managerial positions at Origin NL BV . she was a member of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board of the company. From 1988 to 1998, Maas was also Chairman of the Supervisory Board in healthcare .
In 1998, she came through in the Senate, as the successor to Cohen in 1999 at the end of the Chamber membership, when she was not re-elected in the elections. Maas was in later years a member of various Boards, including the Schiphol Group and Philips . In 2002 she again came through in the Senate, this time as a successor to Thijs Wöltgens . Maas was the chairman of the Senate Standing Committee for Science and Higher Education, and held also engaged in Economics.
During the government formation after the parliamentary elections in 2006 Maas was named as a candidate minister. However, they did not end up in the Cabinet Balkenende IV.
Nancy McKinstry is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board since September 1, 2003, Member of the Executive Board since June 1, 2001. Before assuming her present position in 2003, Ms. McKinstry gained more than a decade of experience at Wolters Kluwer and its operating companies in North America.
Additionally, she was the CEO of SCP Communications, a medical information company, and a Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton, where she focused on media and publishing industries. Ms. McKinstry holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Columbia University, New York, where she was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from University of Rhode Island, Kingston, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Ms. McKinstry is a member of the Boards of Directors of Sanoma Oyj and Abbott. Ms. McKinstry is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Amsterdam Institute of Finance, the Advisory Boards of the University of Rhode Island and the Harrington School of Communication and Media, and the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School.
Pauline van der Meer Mohr holds the chair of the EUR Executive Board. She is responsible for general administrative matters, including the relationship with the Supervisory Board and the University Council. Her portfolio includes strategic policy, international affairs and external relations, for one thing with the region of Rotterdam, the business community and other knowledge institutions.
After studying Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam and at the European University Institute in Florence, Van der Meer Mohr (1960) began her career in advocacy. Moving on she worked at Royal Dutch Shell, TNT and ABN Amro. She was appointed at EUR on 01 January 2010 for a period of four years.
Linda Margaretha de Mol was born on July 8, 1964 in Hilversum. Linda appeared at a young age for the first time on television by joining the AVRO ‘s children’s choir. After her performance she had the opportunity to present that was specifically aimed at a youth television program called ‘Wat je zegt ben je zelf’. After Linda graduated from school, she decided to study law at the University of Amsterdam However, after three years, Linda stopped her studies to embark on her television career. In 1985, Linda presented her first show called ‘The DJ Kat Show’ which appeared on the Sky Channel.
Hereafter, Linda received a contract with the TROS and she was seen as the assistant to Ron Brandsteder in a Showbiz Quiz. Since then, Linda presented many different programs at TROS, among others such as ‘Linda’ (her own talk show), and ‘The best home and Love Letters’. Love Letters, is the program in which couples could win a wedding was the program that Linda established even more fame. The concept of the show was sold to Germany and the German television channel RTL wanted Linda as a presenter.
Since September 2012 I took on the role of Global Managing Director Resources Strategy & Industry Transformation I joined Accenture’s predecessor, Andersen Consulting in 1989, directly from university. In the period from September 2006 to September 2013 I was Country Managing Director for Accenture in the Netherlands.
In parallel I was leading our Resources market (Energy, Utilities, Chemicals, Natural Resources) in France, Netherlands and Benelux. Before that I held several other management roles in Accenture. Throughout my career, I have focused on enabling Public Services & Healthcare and Utilities organizations to manage complex, large-scale IT implementations and large-scale enterprise transformations. In addition, I have focused on Organization Design & Change Management and Human Capital Management. I also have a keen interest in Leadership Development, Business Transformation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability.
I am a member of the Board of JINC (helping youth with difficult cultural backgrounds to succeed in the labor market) and Ambassador of the UAF (coaching highly educated refugees to find a job). Furthermore, I hold a Master’s degree in Business Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and have a postgraduate degree in Counseling and Effective Leadership from the University of Utrecht. My personal interests are Leadership Development, Eastern Management theories, collecting glass and china and hiking in the mountains. I live in Wassenaar with my family.
Tanja Nagel (born 1960) has worked in the financial sector for many years. She started to pursue her career at Amro Bank, which she joined in 1985. In 1986 she moved to Van Lanschot Bankiers. Ms Nagel held various positions at Van Lanschot Bankiers. These included Deputy Manager of Sales and Development for the Netherlands (2001-2003), manager of the branch in The Hague (2003-2005), Deputy Manager of Private Banking for the Netherlands (2005-2006), and General Manager of Private Banking for the Netherlands (2006-2009).
Ms Nagel has been the CEO of Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers (a private bank established in 1881) since 1 August 2009. She currently also serves on the supervisory boards of Pink Ribbon and Het Scheepvaartmuseum.
Mrs Tineke Netelenbos is President of ECP – Platform for the Information Society (www.ecp.nl) and President of the public-private programme Digitally Skilled & Digitally Safe (www.digivaardigdigiveilig.nl) since 2009, which is established within ECP. This programme focuses on increasing the digital skills, digital awareness and the digital safety of the Dutch population. In this context she has also been appointed Digital Champion and as such she represents the Netherlands in the European society of Digital Champions, which is an initiative of Mrs Neelie Kroes (Vice President European Commission).
Digital Champions strive to ensure on a national level that everybody is able to benefit from the advantages of the digital economy. Tineke Netelenbos combines these activities with her role as eSkills ambassador in the Netherlands and member of the Cyber Security Council. Moreover, she has been President of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging van Reders (Royal Dutch Society of Shipowners) since June 2008, member of the board of ESCA and member of the general management of VNO-NCW. From 1998 until 2002 Mrs. Netelenbos was Minister of Transport and State Secretary of Junior Minister for Education, Culture and Science.
In 2000, Inez van Oord founded her own employment agency LINQ . The concept of this arose during her student days when she discovered that the best jobs always came through its network of students. Her business instinct and sense of ‘match’ popped up and soon she ran her own shop for various customers.
LINQ a thriving business that not only facilitates part-time jobs, but also in full-time jobs. LINQ is more than one agency, she guides young people in their careers by linking them throughout their studies to the right employers, offering support with their career choices through coaching , training and workshops, which not only creates personal growth, but also commitment and loyalty. The worker of today is of course the boss tomorrow!
This year LINQ developed an Inez Subscription Talent, a traineeship, away to bridge the gap between start-ups and companies in a labour market that is subject to both economic and demographic influences.
After a brief art history study designer Madeleine Pauw began working in the company her parents had founded in the 50’s.mShortly thereafter introducing new concepts and setting the foundation for what was to become the fashion house Pauw is today. The company grew by introducing collections previously unavailable in The Netherlands, opening amongst others one of the first Comme des Garçons and Kenzo monobrand stores in Northern Europe and introducing such brands as Dries van Noten in Amsterdam.
However well received the desire to create her own pieces remained and within few years her own collection under her family name PAUW was born. Growing this collection she stayed true to the multi brand origins of her company by remaining to mix her own collection with those of other designers, combining the tasks of designer, buyer and management of the company. A strategy that has successfully led to the establishment of 27 freestanding stores, of which two menswear stores, throughout the Netherlands.
In the mid 00’s an international audience began to develop for her collections. Soon thereafter, coinciding with the introduction of a third generation, her son Christiaan Klein Pauw, into the company, a start was made to establish the collection outside of the Netherlands by presenting at the Hôtel Saint James and Albany, choosing Paris and Paris Fashion Week as the base of her international sales. An approach that has led to a now international distribution spanning 15 countries and to the recent establishment of a first location outside of the Netherlands in the form of a shop-in-shop at the renowned New York department store Saks Fifth Avenue.
Through her pieces Madeleine Pauw aims foremost to empower those wearing her designs; seeking to create a balance of fit, design and luxury materials that enhance a woman’s beauty and shape but most importantly emphasize her strength.
Prof Dr C.Mirjam van Praag is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organization at the University of Amsterdam. She is also a Crown Member of the Socioeconomic Council (SER) of the government. Mirjam is the founder and Academic Director of the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE). ACE¹s mission is to further develop and strengthen the entrepreneurial climate in the Netherlands based on strong research and education.
Van Praag has various advisory and supervisory functions. Among others she is the President of the Faculty Club of the UvA. Van Praag’s research, that is widely published in international academic journals, studies successful entrepreneurship, successful teams, education, and the motivation of people. Recently she has become also interested in behavioral economics and the drivers of differences in behavior between managers and entrepreneurs.
In the past, Mirjam was employed as a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, as a financial analyst with Procter & Gamble and as a research consultant with GFK Intomart. Mirjam van Praag is econometrician (MSc and Phd UvA ). Starting in 2014 she will be the Mærsk McKinney Møller Professor of Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School.
Chief executive officer Meiny Prins joined Priva in 2003, having previously been active as the founder and managing director of a successful design and communications agency. In March 2009, Meiny Prins was proclaimed winner of the Prix Veuve Clicquot 2009, and thus became Business Woman of the Year 2009.
In November 2009, Meiny Prins with Priva won the first Cleantech Star of the World Wildlife Fund. Priva was awarded this prize by the Dutch division of the WWF because Priva is consistently making its mark in the clean technology sector. The deciding factor here was the significant contribution Priva is making in the area of innovation, economic potential and CO2 reduction. Meiny Prins devotes herself to promoting business sustainability and the international development of (greenhouse) horticulture. She is a much sought-after authority in this field, and members of the Dutch government consider her to be a leading voice on sustainability issues.
With her clear, inspirational message on sustainability, she bridges the divide between companies, governments and sectors. Meiny Prins is a member of the Dutch Trade Board and of the FME, the technology industry entrepreneurs’ association (including the CleanTech Advisory Board), she is a member of the Supervisory Board of Triodos Bank, and she is co-initiator of developments related to the Greenport.
Margot Scheltema is Vice-Chair of Triodos Bank’s Supervisory Board and Chair of Triodos Bank’s Audit and Risk Committee. She was Financial Director of Shell Nederland BV until the end of 2008. She is a member of the Audit Committee of Algemeen Burgerlijk Pensioenfonds and a Member of the Supervisory Board of ASR NV, Schiphol NV, TNT Express NV and of Lonza Group Ltd. Margot Scheltema is substitute counsel with the Enterprice Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. She is also a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Rijksmuseum and a Member of the Supervisory Board of ECN.
Lisette has over 20 years’ experience in developing sales and channel relationships with some of the world’s biggest clients and technology vendors. She started her career at KPN in the management development programme and had several sales leadership roles. At the turn of the century she moved to the UK to head up the pan European channel programme for KPN’s international connectivity joint venture. She then worked for Electronics for Imaging, an US based software company, to head up their UK, Ireland and MEA region. She joined Vignette (now Opentext), to lead their pan European partner programme.
At Service2Media she has been responsible for the sales go-to-market with a focus on the international activities. Recently Lisette joined the Zynstra team, an UK based start-up, leading the Channel GTM with Zynstra’s Hybrid Cloud product to revolutionise the way Small and Medium Business organise their IT. Lisette has a passion for technology and all things digital. She holds a business degree from Nijenrode and a MBA from University of Oregon.
Genevieve joined Pearson in 2002 and in 2010 became the global CIO. In this role Genevieve oversees the strategy, architecture and implementation of all Pearson’s worldwide technology operations. This includes networks, systems and applications for processes; from content creation through to eCommerce and every aspect of the digital value chain from rights and royalties to data and analysis. She is also responsible for consumer-facing product technologies as well as commercialising relevant new technologies and developing technology talent.
As of January 2014, Genevieve will move over from her role as CIO to that of Chief Product and Marketing Officer for Pearson. She will be responsible for the development processes helping Pearson to focus on products and strategies, driving how the company works with technology partners. She will be working to establish Pearson as a destination for innovation in education focusing on how the company can have the biggest impact on learners, deliver efficacy at scale, and transform the business from print to digital.
In March 2012 Genevieve was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Scottish Television. Genevieve is married with two children (who have somehow become grown men!) and in her spare time likes boxing, dancing and baking
Dr. Nina M. Skorupska, Nina served as the Chief Technological Officer at Essent N.V. since April 1, 2010 and serves as its Member of Executive Board. Dr. Skorupska served as Head, Performance Improvement & Participation of Management International (COS), Chief Operating Officer office at RWE AG, Germany from 2008 to 2010, Director of Technology Services, Generation at RWE npower, England from 2005 to 2008 and Director of Short Term Position Management (STPM, UK) at RWE Trading, England from 2003 to 2005.
Dr. Skorupska served as Station Manager, Didcot B CCGT Power Station at RWE npower from 2001 to 2003, Production Manager, Tilbury and Littlebrook Power Stations from 1999 to 2001, Engineering Manager, Tilbury and Littlebrook Power Stations from 1998 to 1999, Manager, Operations Support Group from 1996 to 1998 and Senior Research Officer, Boilers and Combustion Group from 1993 to 1996.She served as Post-Doctorial Research Associate / Manager, EU research project on international coal combustion at Northern Carbon Research Laboratories, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England from 1987 to 1990. She was Scientist/Author, International Coal Studies and Reports at IEA Coal Research, London, England from 1990 to 1993. She serves as a Member of The Supervisory Board at N.V. KEMA Dr. Skorupska has a Ph.D Chemistry (Doctorate) – Coal Combustibility from 1983 to 1987 and Bachelor of Science from 1980 to 1983, both from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Marian Spier is the business leader of “What Design Can Do”, a visiting lecturer at the University of applied sciences Amsterdam, vice-president of TEDxAmsterdam, and founder of TEDxAmsterdamWomen. Marian is also an advisory board member of Hard Hoofd magazine. Marian’s interests are strong creative leadership and innovation of ALL media.
Tessa Sterkenburg is the founder of The Next Speaker, an agency representing experts that specialise in technology, innovation, new media and entrepreneurship. The Next Speaker also advises on conference programmes and organises innovation sessions and masterclasses within these subject areas. Previously, Tessa worked in scientific publishing (Reed Elsevier), she has a background in web development, marketing, sales and publishing.
In 1991 Karin Swerink graduated from the Art Academy in Enschede. After her graduation and a year of freelancing she started work as a stylist at women’s magazine, Yes. There she the chief of fashion.
From 1999 she worked for the Dutch Dragonfly as a manager and editor, from 2002 to 2004 she was deputy editor of the magazine. In 2005, she became the editor of Glamour which launched in September 2005, form this date onwards the magazine was very successful.
In November 2011, she became chief editor of another successful magazine, Vogue.
Sylvia Tóth was born in 1944, The Hague. She studied for some time psychology at the University of Leiden. At the beginning of the seventies, she was Director of Content for an employment agency. She bought the other shareholders out and built into a medium-sized agency and took the company public. Sylvia was the first female president of a publicly traded company in the Netherlands.
In 1997 she retired as chairman of the board of directors of Content, after the company had led for 25 years with 3000 permanent employees.
In 1996, the Sylvia Tóth Charity Foundation was founded and in 1998 Tóco Riviera, a rapidly growing company in Nice that provided homes for foreigners living in the South of France, support in the field of buying, selling, construction and renovation of real estate and personal services. With financial support from the Sylvia Tóth Charity Foundation, a Sylvia Tóth Center was established for children with complex neurological disorder. It is located in the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospitalin Utrecht , part of the University Medical Center Utrecht .
In 2012 Sylvia Tóth auSud founded on an international umbrella website of homes in southern France.
Tóth won businesswoman of the year in 1985. In 1994 she became an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau in 2010 and Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau. In August 2001 she was a guest in the evening-long talk show Zomergasten theVPRO. Tóth was some time married to Pierre Vinken.
Sophie Vandebroek has been Xerox’s Chief Technology Officer and the President of the Xerox Innovation Group since 2006. She is responsible for overseeing Xerox’s research centers in Europe, Asia, Canada and US as well as the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC Inc.).
Previously, Dr. Vandebroek was Chief Engineer of Xerox Corporation and Vice President of the Xerox Engineering Center, technical advisor to Xerox’s chief operating officer and Director of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada.
Dr. Vandebroek is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, a Fulbright Fellow and a Fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation. She holds 14 US patents. Dr. Vandebroek has received awards from Xerox, IBM, HP, Monsanto, the Belgium National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Corporation, IEEE, and Cornell University. Dr. Vandebroek was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame and elected into the Royal Flemish Academy for Arts & Sciences.
Dr. Vandebroek is a member of the Board of Directors of Analogic Corporation and IDEXX Laboratories. She also serves on the advisory council of the dean of Engineering at MIT.
Vandebroek was born in Leuven, Belgium where she earned a master’s degree in electro-mechanical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. She and her husband, live in Lincoln, MA and enjoy spending time with their six young adult children.
Judith Verloop, MBA holds the position of CEO at OnGuard. She has been with the company since its establishment and has played a substantial part in growing OnGuard to where to it stands today. Judith has been involved in expanding every aspect of OnGuard’s business from an operational perspective.
Throughout her time at OnGuard Judith has developed a keen understanding and interest in the world of Credit Management. During her career at OnGuard she has gained experience in numerous organisational roles and responsibilities. From Operational and Software Development manager to Regional Sales Director of the UK and CEO of subsidiaries in the OnGuard Group of Companies. Prior to OnGuard Judith held various positions in sales and consultancy with other Dutch IT companies, amongst which Inter Access and Exact Software.
Despite her young age (35 years), Svenja is a Senior citizen within the Tele2 Group. Her career at the Swedish telecommunication company started in 2002. Since then, she has been active in many national and international roles within the group. Doing so she was able to combine her technical knowledge with a business instinct. Svenja strongly believes that for the best results, the technical and business side of a company should be fully intertwined. One of the recent examples is implementing the Agile Scrum working method in the departments she manages.
Svenja started her career at the telecom company Scarlet, where she was responsible for the billing process, the role which she continued at Tele2 after her switch in 2002. From 2007 until 2009, Svenja was part of the international merger & acquisition team of the Tele2 Group, her wide operational expertise helped to not only asses possible acquisitions but also helped Tele2 quickly set up in new countries. After this period she returned into national roles, as CIO of Tele2 Austria and BBned.
Since 2011 she holds the position of Chief Information Officer of Tele2 Netherlands. Her team plays a vital role in the ambition of Tele2 Netherlands to challenge the Dutch market.