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Cordaid NL


People are at the heart of everything Cordaid does: from fundraising and communication to the implementation of our programs in fragile and conflict-affected regions in the world. 


Kees Zevenbergen, Drs.

L.C. (Kees) Zevenbergen is the CEO of Cordaid since September 2016. Kees Zevenbergen has many years of experience in strategic development policies and change management in the field of international cooperation. As an independent professional, he supported many Dutch and international development NGOs in their quest for continued relevance and effectiveness in a rapidly changing world.

Other functions of Kees Zevenbergen: advisory board MDF (Management for Development Foundation), management board Nationaal Rampenfonds, management board VKMO (Vereniging Katholieke Maatschappelijke Organisaties), management board Achmea Foundation, board member Goede Doelen Nederland.

Kees Zevenbergen: “At Cordaid and partners, I see great dedication in dealing with the major challenges the world is currently confronted with. It is my dedication to mobilize Cordaid’s entire potential to reduce poverty and inequality where it is most needed.

Willem Jan van Wijk, MA

Willem Jan van Wijk, a senior Dutch finance professional, has started on September 1st, 2015 as Cordaid’s newly appointed Chief Financial Officer. Van Wijk worked as a controller, finance director and CFO at Shell and TNT. He has, in addition, broad experience in financial management of international organizations, Monitoring & Evaluation, auditing and compliance. In 1999, as CEO of Shell Solar, he started a rural electrification project for 50.000 houses in South Africa using autonomic solar systems.

Other functions of Willem Jan van Wijk: treasurer at Partos, the Dutch membership body for organizations working in international development.

Willem Jan van Wijk: “Cordaid’s mission is to work for the real down and outs of this world. This is why I am proud and fully committed, to contribute to the goals and successes of this organization.

“Cordaid’s mission is to work for the real down and outs of this world.”

Supervisory Board

A.J.M. Heerts, voorzitter
Current function: Chairman of the Netherlands Association of VET colleges (MBO Raad)
Expertise: Labour law, international relations, security, reorganizations
Other functions: chairman Supervisory Board Cordaid, chairman Stichting Scoren in de Wijk, chairman Maatschappelijke Adviesraad Socires, chairman ‘werkgroep ter verbetering van de zorg, hulp en ondersteuning voor zeer ernstig verstandig en meervoudig beperkte kinderen en hun gezinnen’, member of Raad van Bestuur V-fonds, member of Raad van Commissarissen Siers, member of Raad van Advies UWV WERKbedrijf, member of the Comité van Aanbeveling Stichting Inca Educa


Drs. M.C.T. van de Coevering
Current function: CFO at Schuberg Philis
Expertise: Accounting & Control
Other functions: vice-chairman and member of the Supervisory Board Cordaid, member of Supervisory Board Stichting LeerKRACHT



Drs J. van Bussel
Current function: CEO of CRZDelta Psychiatric Centrer (Antes)
Expertise: Accounting & Control
Other functions: member and secretary of the Supervisory Board Cordaid, member of the Supervisory Board Dianet, member of the Supervisory Board Vlietkinderen


M. van Beek MA, MSc
Current function: Director HR and member of the Management Board of ING Netherlands
Expertise: Medical Industry, FMCGs, Foodservice, Human Resources, Corporate Communications
Other functions: member of the Supervisory Board Cordaid, HR Director en Board Member ING The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg, Supervisory Board NPO, Dutch Public Television, Digital Advisory Board BASF, Advisory Board NVP


Fr. Sjaak de Boer, Mill Hill. PhD.
Current function: Chairman Brasili-Ja Auxilia, Priest, Coordinator English speaking Parishes of European Capitals
Expertise: homeless and undocumented people
Other functions: member of the Supervisory Board Cordaid, chairman Stichting Auxilia-Brasili-Ja, chairman Board RC Church of Our Saviour, Den Haag, coordinator of English speaking parishes of the European capitals.


B. van Dijk – van de Reijt
Current function: CEO of DOB Equity, a Dutch impact investor, focused on East Africa
Expertise: financial services, infra, energy, FMCG, health and education, and global growth markets
Other functions: member of the Supervisory Board Cordaid, member of Investment Committee Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost NL (Gelderland en Overijssel), member of Supervisory Board – Dutch School in Tanzania “de Plevier”, member of Sustainability Committee African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association


Drs. M.W.J.A. Landheer-Regouw
Current function: Director Risk at FMO, the Dutch Development Bank
Expertise: risk management, investments, emerging markets, stakeholder management
Other functions: member of the Supervisory Board Cordaid, chair hockeyvereniging Craeyenhout, member algemeen bestuur HBS- Craeyenhout



Audit committee of the Board of Supervisors

dhr. M.C.T. van de Coevering en Drs J. van Bussel.