Dirk Jan van den Berg chair of the Supervisory Board of NWO with effect from 1 April 2020

6 February 2020

With effect from 1 April 2020 D.J. (Dirk Jan) van den Berg will be chair of the Supervisory Board of NWO.

Portrait Drs. D.J. (Dirk Jan) van Den Berg

Van den Berg (1953) studied econometrics at the University of Groningen. He also studied at the École Nationale d’Administration in Paris. His career started in 1980 at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. From 1992 to 2008, he worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He held positions such as Secretary-General, permanent representative to the United Nations in New York and ambassador in the People’s Republic of China. From 2008 to 2015, Van den Berg was president of the Executive Board of TU Delft. After that he became chair of the Executive Board of the Sanquin Foundation. Since 1 February 2020, he has been chair of Zorgverzekeraars Nederland. At present, he is also chair of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). He is also a member of the Supervisory Board at FMO Entrepreneurial Development Bank and Gasunie.

Appointment

The Minister of Education, Culture and Science has appointed Van den Berg with effect from 1 April 2020 as chair of the Supervisory Board of NWO for a period of at most five years.

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