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

Management

Leads

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 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 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

Strategy

Communication

  • Andrea Joosse

    Team Manager of Communications, Amsterdam Economic Board

    T: 06 23 06 38 38

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  • Jet van Eeghen

    Online Communications Advisor, 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: +31618391806

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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: +31 (0)6 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 “Samenwerking tussen gemeenten, zorgverleners, verzekeraars, kennisinstellingen, bedrijven, universiteiten en technologie is een absolute voorwaarde om te werken aan de verbetering van gezondheid en preventie van ziekte, door slimme toepassingen van data-analyses, in de regio. De Board is een onmisbare schakel in het verbinden van deze partijen en het aanjagen van innovatie en initiatieven. Philips draagt hier met zijn lidmaatschap aan de Board graag aan bij.” Jeroen Tas, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer Philips Slide “Het is in ieders belang dat ook werkgevers investeren in het talent van de toekomst. Als actief partner binnen de Board zijn we gezamenlijk onderdeel van een oplossing die bijvoorbeeld het tekort aan informaticadocenten het hoofd kan bieden.” Corinne Vigreux, oprichter TomTom en Codam College Slide “Ons lidmaatschap van de Network Council van de Amsterdam Economic Board blijkt in onze ontwikkeling regelmatig een zeer waardevol netwerk, zowel in de regio als in het buitenland. Bovendien is het een goede manier om in contact te komen met overheden en onze visie op duurzaamheid met hen te delen.” Jan Hein Tiedema, Executive Managing Director the Edge Slide “De Board is wat mij betreft in de eerste plaats een interessante ontmoetingsplek, maar ook een plaats waar veel interessante analyses vandaan komen. Denk bijvoorbeeld aan the State of the Region, die ons veel vertelt over de arbeidsmarkt van morgen. Bij zo’n organisatie wil ik graag horen.” Lex de Boer - Pantar | Amsterdam Economic Board Lex de Boer, Directeur Pantar Slide “Als we toe willen naar zero emissie in 2025, moeten we dat regionaal oppakken, niet alleen met één of twee grote steden. Daarom is dit regionale initiatief van de Amsterdam Economic Board zo belangrijk. Fantastisch om te zien hoe bedrijven, kennisinstellingen en overheden in de regio de handen ineen slaan voor duurzame mobiliteit.” Mariette van Empel, Programmadirecteur Duurzame Mobiliteit
bij het Ministerie van Infrastructuur & Waterstaat

Meet our 100+ members

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

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!