Who’s who?

Staff Nexus Institute

Rob Riemen
founder & president
info[at]nexus-instituut.nl

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
CEO
ham[at]nexus-instituut.nl

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.

 

Bart Zantvoort
senior editor & research and policy advisor

Bart Zantvoort (1985) is senior editor of the journal Nexus. In addition, he carries out research and is involved in shaping and organising the activities of the Nexus Institute. He obtained a PhD in Philosophy from University College Dublin with a thesis on Hegel, and studied Humanities at University College Utrecht. Besides his work for the Nexus Institute, he also works as a translator and and as lecturer in philosophy at Leiden University.

 

Thomas Heij
editor, researcher & coordinator Nexus Connect

Thomas Heij (1989) is editor of Nexus and is responsible for the coordination of Nexus Connect, the youth association of the Nexus Institute. After studying philosophy in Groningen, he worked for the Ministry of Education, for a management consulting company and he co-founded the digital magazine iFilosofie. In his spare time, he is a graphic designer and translator.

 

Vera de Laat-Putseys
office manager & financial administrative staff member

Vera de Laat (1957) is responsible for the administration of the Nexus Institute, together with Tanja Zegarac. She is also responsible for the financial administration, together with Eveline Riemen-van der Ham. After being educated as an executive secretary at HRITON in Diest, Belgium, she worked as a financial and administrative manager at Vriens Autocenter and BKV Group. Her favourite pastimes are reading and travelling.

 

Tanja Zegarac
administrative staff member

Tanja Zegarac (1971) is responsible for the administration of the Nexus Institute, together with Vera de Laat. After an education in Croatia, she specialized in accounting and entrepreneurship. She worked for years at PostNL, first as operator and later in quality control. She enjoys reading and watching movies.

 

SUPERVISORY BOARD

Arnold Croiset van Uchelen
chairman supervisory board, partner Allen & Overy Amsterdam

Karl Guha
chairman of the Statutory Board of Van Lanschot Bankiers

 

 

 

Tex Gunning
CEO, Leaseplan Corporation

 

 

 

 

ADVISORY BOARD

Pierre Audi
former artistic director, Dutch National Opera & Ballet

 

 

 

Frits Bolkestein
former commissioner European Union

 

 

 

Britta Böhler
criminal defense lawyer, professor for Legal Practice, University of Amsterdam

 

 

 

Tom de Bruijn
former alderman for Finance, Traffic, Transport and Environment in The Hague

 

 

 

Iván Fischer
conductor

 

 

 

Marc Groenhuijsen
professor of Criminal Law, Tilburg University

 

 

 

Victor Halberstadt
professor of Public Finance, Leiden Law School

 

 

 

Alexander Italianer
former secretary general, European Commission

 

 

 

Truze Lodder
former managing director, Dutch National Opera & Ballet

 

 

 

Jan Raes
CEO ad interim Royal Ballet of Flanders

 

 

 

 

Simon Reinink
managing director, Het Concertgebouw

 

 

 

Tom de Swaan
chairman of ABN AMRO

 

 

 

Rob Swartbol
ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Russia

 

 

 

FRIENDS OF THE NEXUS INSTITUTE BOARD

Eveline Riemen – van der Ham
secretary and treasurer

 

 

 

Arnold Croiset van Uchelen
partner Allen & Overy Amsterdam

 

 

 

Coen Teulings
distinguished professor at Utrecht University, affiliated to University of Cambridge