KL Advisory Board

The Advisory Board advises the director.
Its current members are:

Chair AB
Marc Vermeulen

Professor of strategy for non-profit organisations at the TIAS School for Business & Society | Tilburg University

Marc Vermeulen

Marc is professor of strategy for non-profit organisations at the TIAS School for Business & Society at Tilburg University.

His previous positions include director of IVA Policy Research and professor/director of the Ruud de Moor Centre at the Open University. He combines his (applied) scientific work with supervisory and advisory work in the public and non-profit sectors.

Photo: Giorgos Gripeos (CC BY)

 

 

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Liesbeth Bijvoet

Business director Jewish Cultural Quarter

Liesbeth Bijvoet

Liesbeth is business director of the Jewish Cultural Quarter. Under her responsibility are the Jewish Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, the Hollandsche Schouwburg and the Holocaust Museum. She made the transition from the sustainability sector to the cultural sector and has gained extensive experience in both the profit and non-profit sectors.

Photo: Giorgos Gripeos (CC BY)

 

 

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Benito Walker

Vice-president of the National Youth Council and chairman of Bureau Burgerberaad (citizens' council)

Benito Walker

Benito is vice-president of the National Youth Council with a special focus on youth participation. He is a member of the SER Youth Platform and chairman of Bureau Burgerberaad (citizens’ council). He strives for a liveable world for young people and future generations. With this in mind, he co-founded Youth for Climate.

 

 

 

 

 

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Elijah Alvares

Sector administrator FNV Young & United / Secretary National Network Diversity & Inclusion PvdA / Project leader Student Affairs Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Elijah Alvares

Elijah is sector administrator at FNV Young & United, secretary at the National Network Diversity & Inclusion at PvdA and project leader Student Affairs at Hogeschool Amsterdam.

“You cannot live under the illusion that we are not connected” is a quote by Cameroonian political scientist and philosopher Achille Mbembe and Elijah’s motto. It upholds his inexhaustible motivation for the public cause. He is committed to a socially just society, where we act on the belief that we are connected. 

His multidisciplinary view through his background in education, politics and public administration make him a strategist on complex political-administrative issues, with an eye for the human dimension.

Photo: Adelaide Rosina

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Valerie Frissen

Director of SIDN Fund and Special Professor of Digital Technology and Social Change at Leiden University

Valerie Frissen

She is director of the SIDN Fund and Special Professor of Digital Technology and Social Change at Leiden University.

She is active nationally and internationally at the intersection of media, technology, innovation and creativity. 

 

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Mei Li Vos

Parliamentary leader Labour Party (PvdA) in Eerste Kamer

Mei Li Vos

Mei Li Vos is parliamentary leader for the Labour Party (PvdA) in the Eerste Kamer. 

She has known Kennisland since its foundation in the late 1990s. At the time, Mei Li worked as a researcher for the think tank Infodrome, which researched the role of information technology for the government. 

Photo: Neeltje de Vries

 

 

 

 

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Ruben Nieuwenhuis

Social entrepreneur

Ruben Nieuwenhuis

Ruben is a social entrepreneur and initiator of Techgrounds, Farmers for Neighbours, Dutch Edtech and CupolaXS (a tech campus in a former dome prison in Haarlem).

He is also the former director of StartupAmsterdam and author of StartupCity.

 

 

 

Photo: Fast Moving Targets

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Tofik Dibi

Activist writer and administrative advisor in Amsterdam Nieuw-West

Tofik Dibi

After six years of working for GroenLinks in the Tweede Kamer, he is now an activist writer. Among others of the autobiographical Djinn and theater production Milk & Dates.

He is also an administrative advisor in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. 

 

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Photo: Lisa Zilver (All rights reserved)

 

 

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Liza Mügge

Associate professor of political science and co-theme-leader 'Diverse Europe' group of Amsterdam Center for European Studies (UvA)

Liza Mügge

Liza Mügge is associate professor of political science and co-theme-leader of the ‘Diverse Europe’ group of the Amsterdam Center for European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Liza is passionate about teaching and academic research on pressing political questions about representation, diversity, intersectionality, gender equality, social security and transnationalism. 

She regularly translates her scientific knowledge to a wider audience in interviews, lectures and popular scientific texts. She is co-founder of the international academic journal European Journal of Politics & Gender.

 

 

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Rudy van Belkom

Director of the Future of Technology Foundation

Rudy van Belkom

Rudy van Belkom is director of Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek (STT, Future of Technology Foundation) and speaks and writes about the impact of technology on our society. According to him, the question is not which future we will have, but which future we want. ‘No standard pictures and talk about drones and robots, but a substantive story that makes you think’, says one of his clients. 

 

He researches the impact of technology on the future of democracy on behalf of STT. 

 

Photo: Stephanie Elmensdorp

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