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Meet the Board

The Board consists of top executives from companies, knowledge institutions and governments from the Amsterdam region and individuals who make significant contributions to the conversation about the future of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

Together they determine the strategic direction of the organisation. They also commit to the implementation of our initiatives and programmes and contribute in resources, knowledge and networks to help realise these ambitions. This way, we work together to create a smart, green and healthy Metropolis of Tomorrow.

Agenda Committee

The Agenda Committee consists of mandated Board members and fulfills the role of supervisory body for the Amsterdam Economic Board Foundation on behalf of the Board, including financial supervision. They supervise the implementation of policy. In addition, the committee advises the management and leads and strategists on the implementation of activities within our themes.

Join us

Board members join our Board by invitation only. We ensure a balance between members from business, knowledge institutions, governments and other (social) organisations.

There are many ways to be actively involved in the Amsterdam Economic Board. Join us! You are more than welcome.

Meet our Board members:

  • President of the Board / Mayor


  • Founder, CEO


  • Managing Director

    Tata Steel Nederland BV

  • Chairperson Executive Board

    University of Amsterdam

  • Member Executive Board

    Nova College

  • Jurgen Geelhoed

    Listener / Regional Ambassador North

    Ministries of EZK and LNV

  • Dominique Hermans

    Managing Director

    Randstad Nederland

  • Abdelhamid Isdrissi | Amsterdam Economic Board



  • Nupur Kohli | Young on Board | Amsterdam Economic Board

    Chairperson Young on Board, Member Agenda Committee

    UNICEF Nederland

  • Wouter Kolk


    Ahold Delhaize Europe & Indonesia

  • Sofyan Mbarki | Amsterdam Economic Board

    Chairperson Agenda Committee / Councillor


  • Robert Metzke | Amsterdam Economic Board

    Member Agenda Committee / Chief of Staff Innovation & Strategy


  • Jopie Nooren

    Member Agenda Committee / Chairperson Executive Board

    Hogeschool van Amsterdam

  • Willem Offerhaus

    Vice Chairperson

    VNO-NCW Metropool Amsterdam

  • Maarten Otto | Amsterdam Economic Board

    Member Agenda Committee / CEO


  • Koen Overtoom


    Port of Amsterdam

  • Chris Polman

    Chair of the Board of Directors

    Amsterdam UMC


    Chair of the Executive Board

    Vrije Universiteit

  • Yuri Sebregts

    Executive Vice-President Technology, CTO

    Royal Dutch Shell

  • Marleen Stikker



  • Melek Usta | Amsterdam Economic Board

    Director, Founder

    Colourful People

  • Erik Versnel | Board | Amsterdam Economic Board

    Member Agenda Committee / Director

    Rabobank Amsterdam

  • Jeroen Verwoort



  • Ilse Zaal


    Province of Noord-Holland

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