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Board members

As per the date of this report the composition of the Board is:

NameTerm of office Additional functions
Function in the board 
Year of birth  
M.P. (Peter) Bakker 2010 - 2013President of The World Business Council for Sustainable
Chairperson Development (WBCSD) (from Jan 2012)
General Affairs  
J.W. (Willemijn) Verloop2010 - 2013War Child Founder
Vice Chairperson Director Social Enterprise NL
Marketing, Board member Eureko Achmea Foundation
Communications and  Board member Amsterdam School of the Arts
Fundraising Board member Movies that Matter
1970 Commissioner at Mundial Productions
  Commisionar at Ecorys
  Board member at Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
R. (Raymond) Cloosterman 2012 - 2015Founder and CEO of Rituals Cosmetics
Marketing and Fundraising  
E.K. (Evert) Greup 2005 - 2013Board member AMC Foundation
Treasurer Board member Flowfund
Finances and Information Board member Fred Foundation
1956 Board member StartFund
Dr. G.C.A. (Gerd) Junne 2010 - 2013Professor Emeritus at University of Amsterdam
Post Conflict Development  
Drs. A.G. (Bert) Koenders2011 - 2014Head of UN Mission Côte d’Ivoire
Member Former Minister of Development Cooperation
Advocacy and International Chair Rutgers-World Population Foundation
Networks Co-Chair Busan Conference on Aid Effectiveness

Board member election procedure

The Board of Trustees is structured to ensure continuity of membership while at the same time allowing for continuous renewal. Board members stay in office for four years and can be reappointed for one additional term in the interest of continuity. Each board position has a specific profile and selection is based on expertise in War Child’s fields of operation.

Xander van Meerwijk was part of War Child’s Board for the past twelve years. He left the board at the end of 2011. With great expertise and commitment, he supervised, challenged and stimulated War Child’s marketing and fundraising strategy and results. We thank him for his valuable contribution throughout so many years.

In 2012 Raymond Cloosterman, Founder and CEO of Rituals Cosmetics, was elected based on a profile specifying expertise in marketing and brand management and an innovative and entrepreneurial mind-set. War Child is very happy that Raymond joined the board.

Max Glaser is expected to join the Board of Trustees in 2013. This is a new position with a specific focus on security. Security is essential for a non-governmental organisation working in areas affected by armed conflict, and the expertise was not represented in the current Board of Trustees portfolio division. Max Glaser brings extensive field experience in conflict-affected areas to the Board of Trustees.

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