Board

The Utrecht University Fund board is made up of six board members (alumni of Utrecht University), including one member of the University's Executive Board. The board is made up of the following people:

Mr. L. J. Hijmans van den Bergh, Chairman
Lodewijk Hijmans vd Bergh

Lodewijk Hijmans van den Bergh (1963) studied Dutch Law (1982-1986). He is a partner at law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, where he started his career as a lawyer after graduation.

Between 2009 and 2015 he left the firm to take a seat in the Board of Directors of Royal Ahold. 

In addition to his work in the legal profession, Hijmans van den Bergh holds several other positions.He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of HAL Holding N.V. and a member of the supervisory boards of the Netherlands Cancer Institute/ Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital and Air Traffic Control of the Netherlands.

Prof. dr. B.M. Oomen
Barbara Oomen

Barbara Oomen holds a chair in the Sociology of Human Rights at Utrecht University. She works at University College Roosevelt, UU's Liberal Arts and Sciences College in Middelburg, where she was the Dean from 2012-2016.

She works as a teacher, researcher and expert on the interplay between law and society, with a special emphasis on human rights and cultural diversity. In addition, she holds a variety of academic and societal functions, like member of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, chair of the Advisory Board of the Foundation Freedom Lectures and supervisor at the Bazalt Education Group. She previously was part of the Advisory Board of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights and in 2016-2017, she was a Fernand Braudel Scholar at the European University Institute in Florence. In 2017, Oomen received a Vici-grant to conduct research on the relationship between cities, international law and the refuguee crisis.

Ms T.L. Nagel, Treasurer
Tanja Nagel

Tanja Nagel (1960) has had a long career in the financial sector. She started at Amro Bank before moving to Van Lanschot Bankiers, where she held various positions. Since 1 August 2009, Nagel has chaired the Executive Board at Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers. She is also a member of the supervisory boards at both Pink Ribbon and the Dutch National Maritime Museum.

Drs. H.S. Miedema MBA
Harald Miedema

Harald Miedema (1970) studied Physics and obtained an MBA degree at Stanford University. Miedema is partner at PhilDelphi Corporate Finance, an independent specialist in merger and acquisition.

Miedema previously worked at McKinsey, Booz Allen Hamilton and AFM.

Prof. dr. A. Pijpers
Anton Pijpers

Anton Pijpers (b. 1958) has served as President of Utrecht University's Executive Board since 1 October 2017.

After his graduation from Utrecht University's Veterinary Medicine programme, Pijpers worked as a veterinarian. He also obtained his doctoral degree from Utrecht University and was appointed a Professor in 1993. Between 2000 and 2009, he left the university and worked as the managing director of the Animal Health Service. In 2009, he returned to the university as Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. In 2014, he was appointed Vice-President of the Executive Board.