The Executive Board

The Executive Board is Utrecht University’s highest administrative body. The Supervisory Board appoints the members of the Executive Board after hearing the University Council. 

Professor Anton Pijpers, President
Anton Pijpers, College van Bestuur
Professor Anton Pijpers

Executive assistant: Corrie Krapels
Tel. +31 30 253 51 50

Areas of responsibility:

  • coordination, strategy and organization
  • administrative and legal affairs, including employee and student representation
  • valorisation and entrepreneurship
  • housing
  • environment, health and safety
  • communications & marketing
  • alumni policy and fundraising
  • external relations
  • internationalisation

See also the profile and CV of Professor Anton Pijpers.

Professor Henk Kummeling, Rector Magnificus, as of 1 June 2018
Henk Kummeling
Prof. Henk Kummeling

At 26 March, former Rector Magnificus Bert van der Zwaan retired from Utrecht University.

The Supervisory Board of Utrecht University has appointed Henk Kummeling as Rector Magnificus. On 1 June 2018, he will be succeeding Bert van der Zwaan. Kummeling is presently a distinguished professor of Utrecht University. President Anton Pijpers and Vice President Annetje Ottow will be temporarily assuming the Rector's responsibilities.  

Professor Annetje Ottow, Vice President
Annetje Ottow, College van Bestuur
Professor Annetje Ottow

Executive assistant: Veronica Martinez Sobrino
Tel. +31 30  253 34 68

Areas of responsibility:

  • finance
  • human resources
  • information and communication technology
  • facility services
  • regional cooperation
  • European coorperation; Brussels
  • sustainability programme
  • diversity programme

See also the profile and CV of Professor Annetje Ottow.

Secretary to the Executive Board: dr. M.L. Toebes, Tel. +31 30 253 44 89, Fax +31 30 253 77 45, E-mail