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Jan-Willem Timmerman appointed portfolio holder of operational management for the Faculty of Science and Technology

The Executive Board has appointed Jan Willem Timmerman as the new portfolio holder of operational management for the Faculty of Science and Technology (S&T). His appointment will take effect on 1 January 2021 and is for four years. Jan-Willem succeeds Christy Schoonheijt, who chose to part ways with the University of Twente to begin a new adventure in 2021.

Jan-Willem has been working at the University of Twente since 2008. He began in the role of project controller for the Faculty of Engineering Technology. In 2012, Jan-Willem served as senior project manager until 2016 at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, after which he became head of finance for the faculty of Science and Technology. In addition to his work at the University of Twente, Jan-Willem sits on the city council of Wierden, where he also resides.

The appointment advisory committee, the faculty advisory committee and the Faculty Council all welcome the appointment of Jan-Willem. Jennifer Herek, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology: “Jan-Willem is an excellent manager. He knows the faculty well and is extensively involved in UT-wide developments, and he is also someone who is focused on continuous improvement. His unifying and cooperative personality traits make him a valuable addition to our faculty board.”

Jan-Willem had the following to say about his appointment: “It is a great opportunity to fulfill the position of portfolio holder operations. S&T is a vibrant faculty where we provide excellent education and research. I am proud to gain this confidence and to contribute to the challenges we face in the coming years.”

The Executive Board very much looks forward to working with Jan-Willem Timmerman and wishes him every success in his new role.

Contact: Bertyl Lankhaar, Spokesperson of the Executive Board, mobile no.: 06 2002 7435

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