Arjan worked as a humanitarian since 1992, mainly with Medecins sans Frontieres. After various operational roles, he became country-director in South Sudan for four years, after which he was appointed as Operational Director and finally worked for 6 years as General Director of MSF in the Netherlands.
Since 2018, Arjan Hehenkamp works as Deputy Director for Stichting Vluchteling taking responsibility for programmes, advocacy and strategy. Arjan is also chair for KUNO (Platform for Humanitarian Knowledge Exchange) and is member of the supervisory board of Warchild the Netherlands.
Thea is an expert in development in areas affected by disaster, conflict or fragility, with a special focus on aid-society relations. Since 2015, she has been active as Professor of Humanitarian Studies at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Formerly, she was Special Chair for Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction at Wageningen University. Thea also serves as the president of the International Humanitarian Studies Association and as a board member of the Core Humanitarian Standard Alliance.
EJ is the Managing Director of the Tech Incubator YES!Delft, the largest in the Netherlands with a portfolio of over 200 startups and over €400m in acquired funding. An Industrial Engineering graduate, EJ has accumulated 10 years of experience in the corporate sector and over two decades as an entrepreneur and CEO. He founded a number of successful companies, such as mobile communication solution @Media, messaging app Nimbuzz and NGT International, an innovation and development center focused on building state of the art telecom systems.
Paul is member of the executive board of the NPO – the Dutch Foundation for Public Broadcasting. He is also a member of the supervisory board of the Anne Frank Foundation in Amsterdam and serves as chairman of the supervisory board of the Dutch Touring Opera. He is associate member of the Netherlands Court of Audit. Paul is a graduate of the Radboud University Nijmegen and the University Leiden, in political science and public finances.