The Economic Board-leden

Team Members

Maarten Otto

Maarten Otto

CEO Alliander

Maarten Otto became the CEO of Alliander on 20 May 2020. He started working at the company in 2017, starting off in the role of Director of Corporate & Social Affairs. As Alliander is one of the largest employers in the region, Maarten wants to collaborate on societal issues surrounding the execution of the energy transition with other board members.
Monique Esselbrugge

Monique Esselbrugge

Alderman Municipality of Nijmegen

Dr Monique Esselbrugge has been alderman for the Municipality of Nijmegen since 2018. One of her core activities is connecting entrepeneurs, knowledge institutions and governments. She has been member of The Economic Board since November 2019.
Marco Timmers

Marco Timmers

CEO Byondis

Dr Marco Timmers has been CEO at Byondis since November 2019. This Nijmegen-based company concentrates on the development of precision medicines for oncology and autoimmune diseases. Synthon Biopharmaceuticals is one of the region's biggest employees in the field of Life Sciences & Health.
Bernard de Graaf

Bernard de Graaf

Chair VNO-NCW Arnhem - Nijmegen and Managing Director Rupro beheer B.V.

Bernard de Graaf is Managing Director at Rupro B.V. and Chair of VNO-NCW Arnhem – Nijmegen. He feels very strongly about cooperation with local entrepeneurs and governments, in which he considers the job market, mobility and sustainability to be crucial issues.
Hubert Bruls

Hubert Bruls

Chair The Economic Board and mayor Municipality Nijmegen

Hubert Bruls is chair of The Economic Board. As mayor of Nijmegen he has access to the political network in the region and in the Netherlands. Nijmegen is the 2018 European Green Capital which earns it attention from international and national business communities.
Ben Geerdink

Ben Geerdink

Chair of the executive board of Rijn IJssel

In his role as chair of the executive board of Rijn IJssel College, Ben Geerdink is committed to educating genuine professionals. He sees the social task of Rijn IJssel to educate students sustainably: to a position in today and tomorrow’s employment markets and for active participation in society.
Carol van Eert

Carol van Eert

Mayor of Municipality of Rheden

Carol van Eert, mayor of the Municipality of Rheden, is also closely concerned with the Arnhem - Nijmegen regional administration. As vice-chairman, he works on the development of the regional economy.

Jan van Dellen

Alderman Municipality of Arnhem

Jan van Dellen is alderman for Economic Affairs at the Municipality of Arnhem. He is also chair of the regional assembly of portfolio administrators who make agreements on regional economic development.
Renée Verhulst

René Verhulst

Mayor of the Municipality of Ede, Chair Triple Helix, Chair Foodvalley Region

René Verhulst is mayor of the Municipality of Ede. Ede is part of the FoodValley Region, a first-class European region and international home base for companies and knowledge and research institutions focusing on sustainable and healthy food and heathy people.
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