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Mr. V. van der Chijs, President Executive Board

Victor van der Chijs (1960) studied Law in Amsterdam and completed postgraduate education at the Amsterdam School of International Relations and INSEAD. Van der Chijs worked at ING, lastly as Vice President Structured and Project Finance in Hong Kong. In 1998 he started at Schiphol Group, first as Director of Public Affairs, while in later years he became responsible for Schiphol’s activities in the USA. In 2003 he took on responsibility for all of Schiphol’s international activities. A year later he was asked by Rem Koolhaas to take on the management of OMA, wherein recent years Van der Chijs was able to manage the structure, processes and culture of OMA in such a way that he allowed room for the professionalism of the architects, resulting in a newly focused organisation. This development has contributed to OMA’s leading position as a world-class, creative enterprise.

Victor van der Chijs was chairman of the Topteam Creative Industry in the Netherlands, one of the nine top sectors that the Dutch government has set up to strengthen the Dutch economy. In addition he is chairman of the Executive Board of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU). Van der Chijs can rely on a strong and extensive network, both on a national and an international level.

ADDITIONAL ROLES MR. V. VAN DER CHIJS

ADDITIONAL ROLES RELATED TO THE ROLE OF PRESIDENT EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • Chairman of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU)
  • Member of the Executive Board of 4TU Federation
  • Member VSNU Steering group Strategy, Public Affairs & Governance
  • Member of the Executive Board of Twente Board
  • Member of the Economic Development Board Zwolle
  • Member Committee Technology and Innovation VNO-NCW

ADDITIONAL ROLES NOT RELATED TO THE ROLE OF PRESIDENT EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of The Netherlands Film Fund
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Dutch National Archives (Nationaal Archief)


Personal Assistant
Tineke v.d. Wal-Zoer

Vleugel VL 110

0031 (0)53 489 1831
 t.zoer@utwente.nl


Prof.dr.IR. a. VELDKAMP (Rector Magnificus)

Tom Veldkamp (1963) is UT’s Rector Magnificus since 27 November 2020. He did his PhD at Wageningen University and Research, in 2002 he was appointed as Professor of Land Dynamics at this university. He was Head of the Landscape Centre at Wageningen, and scientific director of the Centre for Geo-Information and Remote Sensing.

In 2010, Tom Veldkamp was appointed as Rector/Dean of the ITC institute – Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, as the successor of Prof Martien Molenaar. In his years as a Dean, he led the transformation of ITC - from an independent institute to one of UT’s faculties. ITC has a very good reputation across the world, many of its alumni are at prominent positions in their home country. Tom Veldkamp is a sought-after speaker about different aspects of earth sciences. His scientific work was cited over 21,000 times, and he was the promotor/supervisor of dozens of PhD students. He is, among others, the editor-in-chief of ‘Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment’. Veldkamp was the iniator of many public-private partnerships in education and research, across the world. At the University of Twente, he recently was involved in University College Twente ATLAS and in shaping the new crossdisciplinary programme of Spatial Engineering.



ADDITIONAL ROLES OF PROF.DR.IR. A. VELDKAMP

Additional roles related to the position of Rector Magnificus:
- Member General Resources Committee of the Twente University Fund
- Member Rector's conference VSNU
- Member Executive Board of 4TU Federation
- Member Boardcommittee 4TU.Education
- Member Boardcommittee 4TU.Research
- Member Executive Board NERA
- Member Supervisory Board Wetsus
- Member Steering group NPOS
- Member Kuratoriums des Zentrums für Niederlande-Studien
- Member FAIR Data Infrastructure

Additonal roles not related to the position of Rector Magnificus:
- Boardmember Foundation International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC)
- Chair GO evaluation committee
- Editor in Chief magazine: Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
- Chair Supervisory Board Foundation Natuur Milieu Overijssel (NMO) (as of 01/02/21)


Personal Assistant
Marie-Christine Prédéry

Vleugel VL 113

0031 (0)53 489 7747
 m.c.predery@utwente.nl


Dr. W.D. Bult-Spiering, Vice-President

Mirjam Bult is the Vice-President of the Executive Board since October 2015. 
Mirjam Bult (1971) is an alumna of the University of Twente. After her graduation in Public Administration at the UT, she received her PhD on the topic of public-private partnerships. In addition to her scientific career, Mirjam Bult has extensive experience in the field of higher education. As from 2007 she was Secretary of the 3TU.Federation and therewith responsible for strategy development and coordination of all joint activities in education, research and knowledge transfer.

In 2012 she proceeded her career in business. She was Sector Leader Education & Research at KPMG Management Consultants and a member of the KPMG Public Sector management team. 

ADDITIONAL ROLES DR. W.D. BULT-SPIERING

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE ROLE OF VICE PRESIDENT EXECUTIVE BOARD:

October 2015 - present: Member Board SURF
October 2015 - present: Member Committee SBF-VSNU
January 2018 - present: Member General Board VSNU 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES NOT RELATED TO THE ROLE OF VICE PRESIDENT EXECUTIVE BOARD:

June 2015 - present:  Member Supervisory Board Assink Lyceum
September 2016 - present: Member Advisory Board De Maatschappij
November 2017 - present: Member Supervisory Board Idealis 
January 2019 - present: Chair Commissie Regionaal Investeringsfonds MBO


Personal Assistant
Annemieke van Willigen

Vleugel VL 102

0031 (0)53 489 2038
 a.vanwilligen@utwente.nl