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The Board consists of leading administrators from academia and research institutes, members of company boards, councillors and mayors from the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

Together, they formulate the Amsterdam Economic Board’s strategy, taking into account the ambitions for our themes and the programmes TechConnect, House of Skills and Amsterdam Smart City. This is how we work towards a smart, green and healthy metropolis of tomorrow.

Board members steer the strategic economic discussion about the region of the future. Furthermore, they commit to one or more initiatives and deploy resources, expertise and networks to achieve these ambitions.

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

Board members have a seat on the Financial Committee. They advise the Amsterdam Economic Board team 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 management of the Amsterdam Economic Board. They also supervise general affairs and the implementation of policy.

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

  • President of the Board / Mayor


  • Sofyan Mbarki | Amsterdam Economic Board

    Chairperson Agenda Committee / Councillor


  • Ilse Zaal


    Provincie Noord-Holland

  • Jeroen Verwoort



  • Erik Versnel | Board | Amsterdam Economic Board

    Member Financial Committee / Director

    Rabobank Metropoolregio Amsterdam

  • Melek Usta | Amsterdam Economic Board

    Director, Founder

    Colourful People

  • Marleen Stikker



  • Yuri Sebregts

    Member Financial Committee / Executive Vice-President Technology, CTO

    Royal Dutch Shell


    Chair of the Executive Board

    Vrije Universiteit

  • Koen Overtoom


    Havenbedrijf Amsterdam

  • Maarten Otto | Amsterdam Economic Board

    Member Agenda Committee / CEO


  • Willem Offerhaus

    Vice Chairperson

    VNO-NCW Metropool Amsterdam

  • Jopie Nooren

    Member Agenda Committee / Chairperson Executive Board

    Hogeschool van Amsterdam

  • Wouter Kolk


    Ahold Delhaize Europe & Indonesia

  • Dominique Hermans

    Managing Director

    Randstad Nederland

  • Jurgen Geelhoed

    Listener / Regional Ambassador North

    Ministries of EZK and LNV

  • Member Executive Board

    Nova College

  • Chairperson Executive Board

    University of Amsterdam

  • Member Agenda Committee / Director Circular Economy

    Utrecht Sustainability Institute

  • Managing Director

    Tata Steel Nederland BV

  • President & CEO

    Royal Schiphol Group

  • Member Agenda Committee / Deputy

    Province Flevoland

  • Chris Polman

    Chair of the Board of Directors

    Amsterdam UMC

  • Founder, CEO


  • Member Agenda Committee / Chief of Staff Innovation & Strategy


  • Nupur Kohli | Young on Board | Amsterdam Economic Board

    Chairperson Young on Board, Member Agenda Committee

    UNICEF Nederland

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