Who we are

The Board works with decision-makers, innovation managers and changemakers in industry, universities and government to develop the smart, green, healthy Amsterdam Metropolitan Area of the future.

Who we are

The Board is where collaboration begins. In a complex social playing field, the Board acts as an independent player between the parties, promoting cooperation between benevolent frontrunners.

The Team

The Board organization works with Board members, the Network Council members and other regional parties towards a smart, green and healthy region. We create space for new ideas and collaborate on innovations by:

  • Putting topics on the agenda that are relevant to breaking through existing ‘ways of working’;
  • Offering new and different perspectives;
  • Bringing parties together and joining forces;
  • Scaling up mature initiatives with partners, transferring them to the market or converting them into (regional) municipal policy.

Our point of departure is always the mobilisation of energy, ownership and the capacity for implementation within the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

Management | Leads and Strategy | Communication | Amsterdam Smart City | TechConnect | House of Skills | Other projects | Staff

Management

Leads and Strategy

Communication

Amsterdam Smart City

TechConnect

House of Skills

Other projects

Staff

Meet the Board

Board members are leading CEOs, academics and government officials. Together they set the strategic course, with ambitions for our themes and our TechConnect, House of Skills and Amsterdam Smart City programmes. This is how we move forward towards a smart, green and healthy region in 2025.

Board members orchestrate the strategic-economic discussion about the future region. In addition, they commit themselves to one or more initiatives and deploy their own resources, knowledge and networks to realize these ambitions.

Members join the Board by invitation only, ensuring a balance within the Board between industry, government and academia.

The Financial Committee is comprised of Board members who advise the Amsterdam Economic Board and the Agenda Committee on financial matters relating to the Amsterdam Economic Board Foundation.

The Agenda Committee consists of mandated Board members who advise the directors of the Amsterdam Economic Board. They also oversee the implementation of policy and the general running of the foundation.

There are many ways to be actively affiliated with the Amsterdam Economic Board. You are more than welcome to join us!

Femke Halsema

Femke Halsema

Mayor, Amsterdam

The Board organisation works with Board members, members of the Network Council and other parties from the region to create the metropolis of the future:
  • We bring together knowledge and people to find smart solutions for our challenges.
  • We push ahead initiatives that fit within the scope of one or more of the six urban challenges, develop new business models and scale up where possible. When initiatives are ‘ripe’, we hand them over to the private sector.
  • We collect and make available data-driven information on growth, innovation and liveability in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.
Our point of departure is always the mobilisation of energy, ownership and the capacity for implementation within the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

Management

Leads and Strategy

Communication

  • Andrea Joosse

    Team Manager of Communications, Amsterdam Economic Board

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  • Jet van Eeghen

    Online communications specialist, Amsterdam Economic Board

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  • Rolinka Kok

    Event Manager, Amsterdam Economic Board

    T: +31 (0)6 4220 3952

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  • Erik Lückers

    Communications Advisor / Press Officer, Amsterdam Economic Board / TechConnect

    T: 06 18 39 18 06

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  • Yvonne Roos

    Communications Strategy & Stakeholders Manager Smart Health Amsterdam, Amsterdam Economic Board

    T: +31 (0)6 21 25 73 82

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  • Marjan Schrama

    Relationshipmanager , Amsterdam Economic Board

    T: 06 21 52 07 18

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Amsterdam Smart City

TechConnect

House of Skills

Other projects

Staff

Network Council

Do you have ambitions for innovative initiatives that will make a difference in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area? Are you looking for collaboration and inspiration to realise your plans? And would you also like to join discussions about topics on the Board Agenda? Join the Network Council of the Amsterdam Economic Board.

In a rapidly changing society and an urban region that is attracting an ever-growing population, cross-sectoral partnerships are increasingly important. The best conditions for innovation arise when people and organisations from different backgrounds meet, inspire each other, and spur each other into action.

At the Board, you can contribute to realising the region’s ambitions. In cooperation with other partners you can launch and develop initiatives and/or contribute to existing Board programmes – initiatives that make and keep the region an attractive place to live and work. Here, your social engagement in the region is crucial. Let’s build a smart, healthy and green future for the region together.

See our partnership proposition, our network and become a member of the Network Council. Please contact Marjan Schrama.
Membership is from € 5,000 per year.

A Code of Conduct (text in Dutch) applies to members of the Network Council.

 

Slide “We moeten gebruik maken van de data, kennis en capaciteit van de verschillende partners. Voor mij is de Amsterdam Economic Board de gezamenlijke inspanning voor een verantwoordelijke en veerkrachtige Metropool Amsterdam.” Geert ten Dam, Voorzitter College van Bestuur, UvA Slide “Voor de groene agenda is nog veel werk te verrichten. Dat heeft investeringen nodig, maar ook bekendheid. En een goed netwerk.” Michiel Kolman - Elsevier | Amsterdam Economic Board Michiel Kolman, Senior Vice President Research Networks Elsevier Slide “Deelname aan de Network Council biedt onze leden een sterke waardevermeerdering. Wij bundelen doelstellingen door kennis, informatie en ons netwerk te delen. Samen werken wij aan een slimme, groene en gezonde toekomst.” Claudia van Haeften - Societeit Vastgoed | Amsterdam Economic Board Claudia van Haeften, Founder Sociëteit Vastgoed Slide “Met bedrijven, kennisinstellingen en overheid in de Amsterdamse regio werken wij samen aan een inclusieve arbeidsmarkt. Daarom zijn we lid van de Network Council.” Lex de Boer, Algemeen directeur Pantar Slide “Zet je geen targets, dan komt niemand in beweging. Om ze te behalen, moeten we samenwerken. Daar speelt Amsterdam Economic Board een belangrijke rol bij.” Steven van Schilfgaarde, CEO Royal Flora Holland Slide “De Network Council is voor ons dé manier om doelstellingen te bereiken, samen met andere organisaties. Als partner van TekkieWorden verzekeren we ons van jong talent.” Patrick Brand - Interxion | Amsterdam Economic Board Patrick Brand, Marketing en Communicatie Manager Interxion

Meet our 100+ members

Arno Geurtsen Voorzitter College van Bestuur
Marieke van Dijk Wethouder
George Duits COO
Bernard Fransen Bestuursvoorzitter (a.i.)
Erik Steinmaier Sector directeur
Jeroen Verwoort Wethouder
Adam Elzakalai Wethouder Economische Zaken
Wilma de Koning Algemeen directeur
Nicole Mulder Wethouder
Alexander Luijten Wethouder
Rob Berkhout Wethouder
Axel Boomgaars Wethouder
Michel van den Assem Managing Director
Mirjam van Praag Voorzitter College van Bestuur
Jos Kea Wethouder
Claudia L. van Haeften Founder
Ellen Verheij-De Haas Wethouder
Richard Spaans Manager Communications & Public Affairs
Mario Hegger Wethouder
Bert Rebel Wethouder
Willem Offerhaus CEO
Annemarie Costeris Government Affairs Director for Netherlands
Koen Overtoom CEO
Astrid Heijstee Wethouder
Eric Boonstra CEO
Barbara Dijkgraaf Voorzitter College van Bestuur
Ilse Zaal Gedeputeerde
Mieke van den Berg Lid College van Bestuur
Marc Koster Directeur Strategie & Innovatie Amsterdam UMC
Gerard Kuipers Wethouder
Robert Metzke Chief of Staff Innovation & Strategy
Willem Swager Director of Finance & Operations EMEA
Debby Slofstra Country President the Netherlands & Vice President Building
Serge Ferraro Wethouder Economische Zaken
Maurice van den Bosch CEO
Hans van den Berg Bestuursvoorzitter a.i.
Herman Kaemingk Partner
Rob Monen Wethouder
Radjen van Wilsem CEO
Merijn Schik Senior Manager Public Policy Benelux
Anne-Marie Kennis Wethouder
Edwin de Kuiper Directeur
Geleyn Meijer Rector HvA
Angeline Kierkels CEO
Peter Kamsteeg Raad van Bestuurslid
Erik Versnel Directievoorzitter
Bart-Jan Freriks Algemeen Directeur
Maurice Geelen Directeur
Thierry van der Weide Voorzitter
Loes de Maat Algemeen directeur
Aad Schoorl Wethouder
Katja Hoorn Voorzitter Raad van Bestuur
Kees Noorman Directeur
Saskia Schalkwijk Directeur
Maurits van der Sluis Directeur
Peter Calis Wethouder
Roelof Kruize Algemeen Directeur
Patrick Eshuys Senior Director Operations Benelux
Talitha van den Elst Lid College van Bestuur
Jet de Ranitz Voorzitter Raad van Bestuur / CEO
Wouter Kolk CEO
Ronald van den Breevaart Programmamanager a.i.
Jan Ferwerda CEO
Victor Everhardt Wethouder
Michiel Buchel Directeur
Erik Heinrich Wethouder Economie
Michiel Kolman Senior Vice President, Research Networks
Leo le Duc Director science & business
Peter Veenman Vice President
Alexander van Ofwegen Directeur Warmte
Alexander Kuijt Bedrijfsleider
Alan Maher EMEA Senior Tax Manager
Jan Hazen Wethouder
Hans Krieger Wethouder Ruimtelijke Ordening, Milieu, Financiën
Petra Claessen CEO
Tanja Dik CEO
Dick Benschop CEO
Steven van Schilfgaarde CEO
Frank Houben Delegate to the Board
Maaike Veeningen Wethouder
Piet Hein van Dam CEO & founder
Edwin Herrie Partner
Jan Maarten Slagter CEO
Ton de Kok Algemeen Directeur
Caspar Slagboom Investment Associate
Cecilia van Weel - Niesten Wethouder
Johan Stuiver Director Monitor Deloitte
Michiel van Vlimmeren Senior Vice President & General Manager the Netherlands
Machteld Kors Director
Nico Heijink Wethouder
Hans Schütt Wethouder
Lex de Boer Algemeen directeur
Jeroen Klaasse Wethouder
Mike Baron Senior Director Sales & Marketing
Alper Utku Founder & President
Eveline van Leeuwen Scientific Director
Floor Gordon Wethouder
Robert van Rijn Wethouder
HP Calis General Manager Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Conversion
Jeffrey van Meerkerk Directeur Strategische Relaties
Claudia Zuiderwijk Algemeen Directeur
Jan Nico Appelman Gedeputeerde Economische Zaken
Geerte Udo CEO
Peter Heuvelink Directeur regio AM bv Noordwest
Marjolein ten Hoonte Directeur Arbeidsmarkt
Brigitte Paulissen Directeur
Bert Verveld Voorzitter College van Bestuur
David Orobio de Castro Managing Partner
Geert ten Dam Voorzitter College van Bestuur
Suzanne van Kooten Managing Director Strategic Analysis and Policy
Edo de Jaeger Voorzitter Raad van Bestuur
Atilla Aytekin CEO
Marja Ruigrok Wethouder Economie & Innovatie
Coen van Oostrom CEO
Martin Bond Partner
Dick Butter Wethouder
Clemens Esser CTO
Erik Wolkenfelt Director Brand, Marketing & Communications
Rogier van den Braak Managing Director
Corinne Vonk Manager Communications & CSR
Emiel Reiding Directeur
Jos van Kleef Algemeen Directeur
Robbert Berkhout Wethouder
Inge Jansen Head of Public Affairs EMEA
Thea de Vries Secretaris-Directeur
Richard Francke Directeur
Frida van den Maagdenberg Raad van Bestuurslid
Maarten Otto CEO

International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board (IAB) has been established by the Amsterdam Economic Board to create strong links between the work of the Board and relevant international developments such as the insights of other urban regions. The IAB has an advisory role and contributes to developing international networks and strategically positioning the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area in Europe and the rest of the world. In addition, the IAB members are valuable ambassadors abroad for the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

Ruben

Ruben Nieuwenhuis

Chairman – Director TechConnect Private Lead

Young on Board

Young on Board is a member of the Amsterdam Economic Board, creating a link between young changemakers and experienced decision-makers. Young people bring new ways of seeing, thinking and working, while the older generation has the connections, knowledge, experience and power to get things done. Bringing the two groups together means they can mutually inspire each other and realise innovative plans, collaborating to boost economic growth and liveability in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA).

If you’d like to keep up to date with our plans, or if you’re running an initiative or startup that tackles this problem and you could use some extra brainpower, contact us!