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Supervisory Board

Our Supervisory Board contains nine members. The background of the members vary from the private sector, science, government and politics to international organisations, and they each have their own expertise. Because of The Supervisory Board has two youth members.

The Supervisory Board supervises the objectives and strategy of Rutgers, and has an audit committee and a remuneration committee. The Supervisory Board meets five times a year and is chaired by Mirjam de Blécourt since October 2018.


  • Mirjam de Blécourt (chair)
    Mirjam is a leading employment lawyer and a partner at Baker McKenzie. She is one of the women who publicly speaks out on #metoo and has been working on diversity and gender equality for years. Mirjam has a lot of experience as a board member for various organisations such as Baker McKenzie Amsterdam, the Royal Concertgebouw Fund, Women on Top and the Female Cancer Foundation.
  • Doortje Braeken
    Doortje has joined the Supervisory Board on January 1st 2021.
  • Godert van Dedem
    Godert has joined the Supervisory Board on January 1st 2021.
  • Bea Schouten
    Bea works in healthcare, originally as a nurse but now as a manager at GGD Hart voor Brabant in the area of prevention and youth health care. Besides this she is a member of the provincial council of Gelderland where she earlier worked as a representative.
  • Julia Bunting
    Julia is President of the Population Council in New York. Previously, she was head of the programme department at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), where she led the Federation’s Programme and Technical areas; she was a catalyst at the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning. 
  • Karel van der Flier
    Karel is a business economist and brings his experience in media, sales and marketing.
  • Lars Dellemann
    Lars is a journalist and one of the youth members of the Supervisory Board.
  • Lotte Dijkstra
    Lotte is the second youth member of the Supervisory Board. She studies medicine and was the Dutch youth ambassador for sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Marian Spier
    Marian is a business consultant and entrepreneur. She started TedxWomen to stimulate female entrepreneurship.
  • Nicolette Loonen
    Nicolette is an independent financial consultant. She is general managing director for VERA Community, she was an auditor and consultant at KPMG for 15 years and she is founder and chair of Women in Financial Services (WIF).

Rutgers' Supervisory Board (Photo: Heleen Klop)
From left to right: Julia Bunting, Lotte Dijkstra, Bea Schouten, Karel van der Flier, Mirjam de Blécourt, Lars Dellemann, Nicolette Loonen, Marian Spier. (Photo: Heleen Klop Fotografie)