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About Brainport Network

Brainport Network Board

For each region, a top executive representing industry or a knowledge domain sits on the Brainport Network Board. The chairperson is the mayor of Eindhoven; the vice-chairperson is the mayor of Sittard-Geleen.

Introduction

For each region, a top executive representing industry or a knowledge domain sits on the Brainport Network Board. The chairperson is the mayor of Eindhoven; the vice-chairperson is the mayor of Sittard-Geleen. The administrative initiators for the themes of Employment, Capital and Europe are also Board members. The Executive Council Members for Economic Affairs of the provinces of North Brabant and Limburg have seats on the Board. The Director-General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs has a standing invitation.

The Brainport Network Board establishes strategic lines, supervises the performance of activities in the themes of Employment, Capital and Europe, and forges connections with the provinces, State and Europe. The Board reports annually to the regional executives in what is known as the ‘castle meeting’, hosted by the King’s Commissioners for the provinces of North Brabant and Limburg.

Board members

Elies Lemkes-Straver

Agrifood Capital, Managing Director ZLTO

Henk van Houtum

Keyport 2020, President of Houtum Papier

Ton Wilthagen

Midpoint Brabant, Professor at Tilburg University. Executive Board Member Employment

Nienke Meijer

Brainport regio Eindhoven, President Executive Board Fontys Hogescholen

Martin Paul

Regio Venlo, President Executive Board Universiteit van Maastricht

John Jorritsma

Gemeente Eindhoven, Mayor, president

Sjraar Cox

Gemeente Sittard-Geleen, Mayor, vice president

Bert Pauli

Provincie Noord-Brabant, Regional Minister

Twan Beurskens

Provincie Limburg, Regional Minister

Bertholt Leeftink

Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Director-General (standing invitation)

Harry Hendriks

Executive Board Member Capital

Luc Soete

Executive Board Member Europe

Luuk Hammecher

Executive secretary