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Cordaid NL


People are at the heart of everything Cordaid does: from fund raising 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 independent professional, he supported many Dutch and international development NGOs in their quest for continued relevance and effectiveness in a rapidly changing world.

Other positions 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.

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 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. Willem Jan van Wijk does not hold any other positions at this moment.

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, reorganisations


Drs. M.C.T. van de Coevering
Current function: CFO at Schuberg Philis
Expertise: Accounting & Control



Drs J. van Bussel
Current function: CEO of CRZDelta Psychiatric Centrer (Antes)
Expertise: Accounting & Control


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


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


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


Drs. M.W.J.A. Landheer-Regouw
Current function: Manager Risk & Compliance at FMO, the Dutch Development Bank
Expertise: risk management, investments, emerging markets, stakeholder management



Audit committee of the Board of Supervisors

Drs. M.C.T. van de Coevering and Drs. J. van Bussel