Executive Board

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  • K.F.B. (Kristel) Baele MA (1959)

    Kristel Baele holds the chair since 1 December 2015 and is responsible for general administrative matters, including the relationship with the Supervisory Board and the University Council. Her portfolio includes strategic policy, international affairs and external relations, for one thing with the region of Rotterdam, the business community and other knowledge institutions.

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  • Prof.dr. R.C.M.E. (Rutger) Engels (1968)

    Rector Magnificus since 15 june 2018, responsible for teaching and research including academic staff (policy), students and internationalisation. 

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  • Roelien Ritsema van Eck MSc (1975)

    Responsible for the operational management portfolio (finance, economic policy, real estate services and information technologies) within the Executive Board. She oversees the further development of digital support, the continued improvement of the quality of operational management and connecting of operational management with the university’s (strategic) objectives for education, research and valorisation. She was appointed effective 1 November 2018. 

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