Who’s who?

Staff Nexus Institute

Rob Riemen
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.


Thomas Heij
senior editor and marketeer

Thomas Heij (1989) is senior editor of Nexus, researcher and responsible for the online marketing 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.


Daniël Muller, editor

Daniël Muller (1990) is assistant editor, researcher and marketeer. After studying English Language & Culture and Philosophy, he worked as a teacher, as an editor at the ISVW and as a writer for an educational publisher. Besides his activities for the Nexus Institute, he also works as an assistant in moral deliberation at the University Medical Center Groningen.


Vera de Laat-Putseys
office manager and 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.



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

Karl Guha
former chairman of the Statutory Board of Van Lanschot Bankiers




Tex Gunning
CEO, Leaseplan Corporation






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




Iván Fischer




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





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