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Meet ZOA's board and management team

ZOA’s board is formed by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a Chief Programme Officer (CPO). Together with the management team, they are responsible for the executive decisions and daily management of the organisation. 

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Daily management

ZOA's leadership team

ZOA’s executive board is comprised of Chief Executive Officer Chris Lukkien (right in the picture) and Chief Programme Officer Edwin Visser. With the Management Team, they are in charge of the daily management of the organisation. ZOA's management team runs the organisation, develops our strategy and ensures it is executed.

  • Chris Lukkien (CEO) – Chair
  • Edwin Visser – Chief Programme Officer
  • Elly Urban – Director of Programmes
  • Jan-Marc Stam – Director of Finance
  • René Vlug – Director of Fundraising and Communication
  • Dick Schilthuis – Director of Human Resources
Chris Lukkien and Edwin Visser

International TEam

ZOA's international management team

The International Management Team consists of the Management Team of ZOA Netherlands, combined with the Country Directors.

  • Ina Hogendoorn – Director Disaster Response Team
  • Herman Kamphuis – ZOA Burundi
  • Gerrit Noordam – ZOA DR Congo
  • Mike Boomer (country representative) – ZOA Colombia
  • Dawn Hoyle– ZOA Ethiopia
  • Esther Grisnich – ZOA Iraq
  • Jaap van Kranenburg - ZOA Liberia
  • Sonya Hahm (country representative) – ZOA CDN Myanmar
  • Robert Anthony Caleesious – ZOA Nigeria
  • Joop Teeuwen – ZOA South Sudan
  • Harmen Sas – ZOA Sudan
  • Marjanne van Vliet– ZOA Syria
  • Claire Burger-Skinner – ZOA Uganda
  • Gerhard Bärtschi – ZOA Yemen

Supervisory board

Besides a board and management team, ZOA has a supervisory board. This council is responsible for the supervision of ZOA’s board, its plans and policies, and for safeguarding the mission and identity of the organisation. 

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