The Hague Humanity Hub Foundation’s space is ready! Today it hosted the welcoming venue for UNOCHA which was attended by over 200 people. This occasion was also the perfect opportunity for the freshly appointed Supervisory Board to have its first meeting in full.
Arjan Hehenkamp, general director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) since 2011, and before that responsible for all field projects at MSF, brings in his knowledge of humanitarian crises to ensure that the innovations developed in the Hub really help solve the needs in the field. Arjan is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Warchild.
Evert Jaap Lugt is Managing Director at YES! Delft, an incubator for startups and befor that CEO of several tech companies. He will see to it that the innovations are entrepreneurial solid.
Mirjam de Bruijn is Professor of Contemporary History and Anthropology of Africa. Her research focuses on ‘The interrelationship between agency, marginality, mobility, communication and technology.’ She developed Voice4Thought, a platform that involves society in research. Mirjam will oversee the applicability of the developed knowledge.
Pallas Agterberg, Director of Strategy Alliander since 2008 and widely honored for her innovative way of thinking, will ensure that the strategy of the Hub fits in with the broader strategy of ‘The Hague, City of Peace and Justice’, and that cooperation between different actors takes place. Pallas is also on the board of the Groene Zaak and supervisory board of the Energy Bank.
The members of the proactive Supervisory Board are selected on the basis of their knowledge of development issues, Innovation and disruption, finance and property, and provide a solid network in Business, knowledge institutions and (semi-) public organizations. The members have a clear connection with the city of The Hague.