Staff Nexus Institute
founder and president
Rob Riemen (1962) began publishing the journal Nexus in 1991 and founded the Nexus Institute in 1994. As its president, he develops and initiates the ideas and activities of the Nexus Institute. He is the author of Nobility of Spirit. A Forgotten Ideal (2008), The Eternal Return of Fascism (2010) and To Fight Against This Age (2018, W.W. Norton). See also his website, www.robriemen.nl/en.
Eveline Riemen-van der Ham
Eveline Riemen-van der Ham (1986) is the ceo of the Institute. In close collaboration with Rob Riemen, she determines its financial and strategic policies. She is also jointly responsible for the content of the programme. Eveline studied theology and cultural studies in Tilburg and Rome.
senior editor and marketeer
Thomas Heij (1989) is senior editor of Nexus, researcher and responsible for the online marketing of the Nexus Institute. He studied philosophy in Groningen and translated philosophical classics from Isaiah Berlin, Francis Bacon, George Orwell and others into Dutch.
Sterre Collee (1997) is editorial assistant for Nexus. She contributes to the editing of Nexus, the website and the online marketing of the Nexus Institute. She studied philosophy and Dutch literature in Utrecht, mainly focusing on fin de siècle artists and thinkers.
office manager and administrative staff member
Agnes Oostrijck (1970) is co-responsible for the administration of the Nexus Institute. After her administrative assistant training, she was employed as a staff member for word processing and mail registration at the municipality of Uithoorn. Subsequently, she worked as an administrative assistant at a technical security company in Haarlem.
administrative staff member
Violeta Valatkaiė (1978) is co-responsible fo the administration of the Nexus Institute. After studying Educational Psychology, she was a director’s assistant at the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre and worked as a bookseller. Besides her work for the Nexus Institute, she is an independent patissier.
chairman supervisory board, partner Allen & Overy Amsterdam
International Advisor Goldman Sachs
CEO, Leaseplan Corporation
FRIENDS OF THE NEXUS INSTITUTE BOARD
Eveline Riemen – van der Ham
secretary and treasurer
Arnold Croiset van Uchelen
partner Allen & Overy Amsterdam
distinguished professor at Utrecht University
former artistic director, Dutch National Opera & Ballet
Tom de Bruijn
former Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
general director, Van Gogh Museum
professor of Public Finance, Leiden Law School
Els van der Plas
director Allard Pierson Museum
managing director, Het Concertgebouw
Tom de Swaan
chairman of ABN AMRO