Supervisory board

Supervisory board

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

Prof. Christien Brinkgreve (chair ad interim)

Christien Brinkgreve was a professor of Social Sciences at Utrecht University from 1990 until her retirement in 2014. Before that, she was one of the first professors of Women’s Studies, from 1986 to 1990 at the Catholic University of Nijmegen (now: Radboud University). Here, she led the multidisciplinary Center for Women’s Studies where she developed a line of research on gender differences in illness and health and on women and science. In addition to her academic work, she has addressed a wider audience with her books, lectures, columns, articles and courses. She currently holds various additional positions, she is a member of the scientific advisory committee of The Netherlands Institute for Social Research, a board member of the Psychiatry and Philosophy Foundation, a member of the Honors Council of the Honors Academy in Leiden, founder and leader of the Babel Society and member of the client council of the Vondelstede care institution in Amsterdam.

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.