Representatives of major political parties, as well as experts in the fields of transatlantic relations and security policy, are represented on the Board and the Executive Committee (which is part of the Board) of the Netherlands Atlantic Association. The (unpaid) Executive Committee and Board meet at least twice and three times a year respectively.


Executive Committee

Dirk Jan van den Berg , Chairman
Chairman of the Executive Board, Sanquin Blood Supply
Alex Krijger, Vice Chairman

Senior Government Relations Advisor, Royal Dutch Shell

Michiel van Campen, Secretary

Executive Director, Permits Foundation; Owner, Van Campen International Business Development

Harry Groen, Treasurer
Former Mayor of Noordwijk
Angelien Eijsink
Former Defence spokesperson for the Social Democratic Party (PvdA); Former Chairman, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Second Chamber of Parliament
Ronald Vuijk
Former Defence spokesperson for the Liberal Party (VVD), Second Chamber of Parliament
Wim Kok, Observer for the Ministry of Defence
Director of Communication, Ministry of Defence
Hester Somsen, Observer for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Director of Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Salima Belhaj
Defence spokesperson for the Social Liberal Party (D66), Second Chamber of Parliament
René Cuperus

Scholar in Residence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Guest Researcher, Germany Institute at the University of Amsterdam; Columnist De Volkskrant


Mostafa Hilali

Royal Netherlands Army

John Jacobs, Chairman Netherlands Atlantic Youth
Student master Human Geography, Radboud University Nijmegen
Ton van Loon
Former Commander, 1st German/Dutch Corps
Hans Luyendijk, Chairman Atlantic Education Committee
Former Principal, Dalton School, The Hague
Marije Meines
Senior Advisor, RadarAdvies
Patrick Mikkelsen
Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands
Paul Scheffer
Publicist; Professor of European Studies, Tilburg School of Humanities
Truus Valkering
Former Director International Affairs, Tata Steel Europe
Rein Willems
Former Chairman of the Board, Shell Nederland B.V.
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