NWO Executive Board

The Executive Board is the most senior administrative body within NWO. Its members are a President, a Chief Financial Officer and the four chairs of the NWO Domains. The NWO Executive Board is supported by an Executive Board Office.The president and members of the Executive Board are appointed by the Minister of Education, Culture and Science for a period of five years, and may be reappointed once.

The most senior administrative body within NWO is the Executive Board. Its members are a president, a portfolio holder Operations and Finances and the four directors  of the NWO domains. The Executive Board is supported by an Executive Board Office.The president and members of the Executive Board are appointed by the Minister of Education, Culture and Science for a period of five years, and may be reappointed once.

Members of the Executive Board

With effect from 1 February 2017:

  • Prof. Stan Gielen – President Executive Board
  • Caroline Visser - Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Prof. Ineke Braakman – Chair NWO Domain Science
    Due to the current health issues of professor Ineke Braakman, professor Niek Lopes Cardozo has been appointed as acting chair for the NWO Domain Science Board for the time being.
  • Prof. Wim van den Doel – Chair NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)
  • Prof. Jaap Schouten – Chair NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences (AES)
  • Prof. Jeroen Geurts – Chair NWO Domain Health Research and Development