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 Amsterdam Economic Board – or Board for short – was established to streamline the working relationships between the private sector, knowledge institutes and government organisations, with a view to further increasing prosperity and well-being in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA). The Board addresses complex urban issues through innovation and collaboration between the private sector, knowledge institutes and government organisations on the metropolitan scale. The Board focuses on the most urgent challenges and on the fields where parties in the AMA have the expertise, knowledge and manpower to truly make a difference, and that furthermore offer economic growth potential. For every challenge, we have set a target on the horizon, indicating where we want the AMA to be in 2025, when Amsterdam celebrates its 750-year anniversary.

The team

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 | Amsterdam Smart City | TechConnect | Other projects and programs | Staff

Management

Leads

Strategy

Communication

Amsterdam Smart City

TechConnect

Other projects and programs

Staff

Meet the Board

The Board members are leading CEOs, academics and government officials. Together they set the strategic course, which includes ambitions for five urban challenges for the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, to be achieved by 2025. They also commit to one or more challenges related to their own organisation and/or network. The Board members also use their own resources, expertise and networks to realise these ambitions. Members join the Board by invitation; one of the factors playing a role in the selection is the balance within the Board between industry, government and academia.

The Agenda Committee is made up of mandated Board members whose role is to advise the directors of the Amsterdam Economic Board. They also oversee the implementation of policy and the general running of the foundation.

Apart from Board membership, there are also other ways to be actively affiliated with the Board. You are more than welcome to join the Network Council.

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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  • Anna Docter

    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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  • Jet van Eeghen

    Online Communications Advisor Amsterdam Economic Board,

    T: +31650247989

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Amsterdam Smart City

TechConnect

Other projects and programs

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

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!