Management and trustees


Edwin van Huis - General director/Manager of the foundation

Board of trustees

  • Drs. Elco Brinkman (chair) - Former Minister of Health, Welfare and Culture and Member of the Senate of the Dutch Parliament
  • Carolijn Borgdorff - Producer IDTV docs BV.
  • Mr. drs. Henriëtte van Baalen - Lawyer/Partner/Mediator at De Clercq Advocaten Notariaat in Leiden
  • Prof. dr. Peter van Tienderen - Professor in "Experimental Plant Systematics" at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics. Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam
  • Dr. ir. Ernst van den Ende - Managing director of the Plant Sciences Group van Wageningen UR
  • Drs. Arjen Dorland MBA - Chairman Board of trustees Haaglanden Medisch Centrum; Vice-chairman Supervisory Board Essent; Member Supervisory board ABN AMRO Group N.V. en ABN AMRO Bank N.V. 
  • Kim Smit - Member Board of directors Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Prof. Steph Menken - Professor Evolutionary Biology at the University of Amsterdam
  • Prof. Paul Brakefield - Director of the Cambridge University Museum of Zoology
  • Dr. Bert Visser - Director of the Centre for Genetic Sources, the Netherlands (CGN)
  • Prof. Richard Lane - Independent consultant in international health, biodiversity and science policy
  • Prof. dr. David Harper – Hoogleraar Palaeontology aan de Universiteit Durham, UK

  • Prof. Thomas Borsch - Director of the Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
  • Prof. Dennis Stevenson - Deputy-director Laboratory Research and Curator Botany at New York Botanical Garden
  • Prof. Magda Vincx - Professor of Marine Biology at Ghent University

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