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Jolande Sap new chair of UvA Supervisory Board

Published on 25-06-2024 14:00
Jolande Sap has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Supervisory Board of the UvA by the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, with effect from 26 August 2024. The appointment is for a period of four years. Sap succeeds Marise Voskens, who has held the role for the past eight years.
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The Supervisory Board is extremely pleased with the appointment. Sap has extensive experience as an administrator and supervisor. She is, among other things, chairperson of the Social Impact Team ('Maatschappelijk Impact Team' in Dutch), which advises the cabinet on the social consequences of pandemics and possible approaches to them. She is also a member of the board of the Dutch Emissions Authority, a commissioner at KPN and Renewi, and a member of the board of the non-profit organisation Impact Economy Foundation.

Portret van Jolande Sap
Photo: Gregor Servais

Sustainability is a common thread running through Sap's career. For example, she was a director of the National Green Fund and Supervisory Board chairperson at Fairfood. From 2010 to 2012, she was party leader of GroenLinks in the Dutch House of Representatives. She also previously worked at the Emancipation Council, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, and LEEFtijd consultancy firm. Sap studied Economic Sciences at Tilburg University and conducted research at the UvA.

About the Supervisory Board

The Supervisory BoardExternal link independently supervises the management of the university, appoints the members of the Executive Board and provides the Board with advice. Important documents such as the strategic plan, the budget, the annual accounts and the administrative and management regulations must be approved by the Supervisory Board. In addition to Jolande Sap, the Board will consist of Zofia Lukszo, Mohcine Ouass, Omar Ramadan and Willy Spaan as of 26 August.