Supervisory board

Supervisory board

Atria’s Supervisory Board comprises five members: Petra Stienen, Erik Holtslag, Eric Koenen, Esther-Mirjam Sent, en Emma Harjadi Herman.

LLM Petra Stienen (Chair)

Petra Stienen (1965) has been appointed chair of the Supervisory Board of Atria on 1 January 2019. Petra is a publicist, strategic advisor, Arabist and Senate member for D66. She worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1992-2009, including the embassies in Cairo and Damascus. Gender equality and inclusion are a recurring theme in her career and publications. In 2016 she received the Aletta Jacob Prize from the University of Groningen.

Erik Holtslag (Member)

Erik Holtslag focuses on development and is socially engaged. He is currently Interim Director of Kenniscentrum Aequor, an intermediary organisation at the heart of business and educational developments in the food, nature and living environment field. He studied business administration after attending the Hogere Hotelschool. Holtslag has held various executive and directorial positions in the business world with an emphasis on employment and education. He contributes to the Supervisory Board through his knowledge of business management, marketing and strategic HR development. His drive and affinity concern “development in every facet”. Additional functions include membership of the Supervisory Board of NUOVO, Stichting voor Voortgezet Onderwijs in Utrecht.

Msc Eric Koenen (Member)

Eric Koenen founded the Doorwerthgroep following a career at Philips, PWC and Cofely, where he was an Executive Board Member until 2007. He coaches top teams in terms of future scenarios, and strategy and innovation processes. Koenen regularly publishes on diversity and leadership. He also co-authored the book De winst van verschil with Professor Christien Brinkgreve. Koenen studied social sciences and economics at Nijmegen and Rotterdam, and business administration and change management in the USA.

Prof. Esther-Mirjam Sent (Member)

Esther-Mirjam Sent is Professor of Economic Theory and Policy at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. Her research fields include economics and women’s studies. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, she won the prize for making the most media appearances of all the professors at the Radboud University. She has also been a member of the Senate for the Dutch Labour Party since 2011.

Emma Harjadi Herman (Member)

Emma is senior communication advisor at Mama Cash, an international fund for feminist activism.

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