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 | Challenge 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

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 voor ons een belangrijke netwerkorganisatie waar veel zaken aan elkaar geknoopt worden. We werken met de Amsterdam Innovation ArenA aan concrete, praktische toepassingen die we direct kunnen uitvoeren. Als we bereid zijn om met elkaar data uit te wisselen, vindt de komende vijf jaar een enorme duurzaamheidstransitie plaats.” Henk Markerink, Directeur Johan Cruijff Arena 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

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