The Economic Board is a driver of innovation in the region of Arnhem – Nijmegen, with Wageningen. As a Triple Helix collaboration among government, knowledge institutes and the business community, we encourage and connect economic activity and innovations in the key sectors of Food, Health and Energy and their cross-overs. We communicate about the exceptional potential of this region and we connect parties.
We can provide information about the innovative strength and regional economy and on subsidies and permits. Furthermore, we encourage (international) parties to get to know our region and we use our vast network to bring parties into contact with each other. Get in touch.
Chair executive board HANDr Kees Boele has been chair of the executive board of the HAN (HAN University of Applied Sciences of Arnhem and Nijmegen) since December 2012.
Chair The Economic Board and mayor Municipality NijmegenHubert Bruls is chair of The Economic Board. As mayor of Nijmegen he has access to the political network in the region and in the Netherlands. Nijmegen is the 2018 European Green Capital which earns it attention from international and national business communities.
Chair of the executive board Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied SciencesPeter van Dongen is chair of the executive board of the Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences. From his position at Van Hall Larenstein, as one of the most sustainable universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands and with its corresponding profiling, Van Dongen contributes to the sharp profiling of the region in Food, Health and Energy.
Chair of the executive board of Rijn IJsselIn his role as chair of the executive board of Rijn IJssel College, Ben Geerdink is committed to educating genuine professionals. He sees the social task of Rijn IJssel to educate students sustainably: to a position in today and tomorrow’s employment markets and for active participation in society.
Chair of the board of directors RadboudumcLeon van Halder is chair of the board of directors of the Radboudumc. He has a long history in healthcare, both in politics and in the professional field. The Radboudumc strives to lead the way in developing innovative, sustainable and affordable healthcare.
Chair of VNO-NCW Gelderland and managing director ScalaborMarcel Hielkema is managing director of Scalabor and chair of VNO-NCW Gelderland employers’ organisation. In this capacity, Hielkema is a strong link to the business community in Gelderland.
CEO EIFFELMonique Noomen - Greve is CEO of EIFFEL, a corporate service provider offering solutions in the fields of Legal, Finance and Process. Noomen is closely involved with educational institutes.
Deputy CEO SynthonEdwin de Rooij is the deputy CEO of Synthon, an international pharmaceutical company specialised in developing and producing innovative medicines.
Deputy of the province of GelderlandMichiel Scheffer is a deputy of the province of Gelderland and representative of the EUREGIO Rijn-Waal. The province of Gelderland has various programmes for innovative and green companies.
Mayor of the Municipality of EdeRené Verhulst is mayor of the Municipality of Ede. Ede is part of the FoodValley Region, a first-class European region and international home base for companies and knowledge and research institutions focusing on sustainable and healthy food and heathy people.
Chair of the board of governors of Radboud UniversityDaniël Wigboldus is chair of the board of governors of Radboud University in Nijmegen. Wigboldus is closely involved with the development of and innovations in education. Radboud University offers various partnership opportunities for businesses, organisations and institutes.
CEO AllianderIngrid Thijssen has been CEO of Alliander since 2017. From 2014 - 2017 she was the COO of the energy network company. In previous positions, Thijssen was among other things director at NS Reizigers and from 2011 up to and including 2018 she took a seat on the Supervisory Board of HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht.
CCO CCV GroupEnny van de Velden is the chairman and CCO of family business CCV Group. She has years of experience in branding, change management and experience marketing.
The Arnhem – Nijmegen region consists of eighteen municipalities working closely together on various spearheads, such as sustainability, the housing market, the economy and logistics. The region’s top sectors are Food, Health and Energy. The urban network Arnhem – Nijmegen is an economic powerhouse in the east of the Netherlands.