Management PharmAccess

Nicole Spieker

Chief Executive Officer

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Jan Willem Marees

Chief Financial Officer

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Arjan Poels

Managing Director Medical Credit Fund

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Kwasi Boahene

Advocacy Director

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Njide Ndili

Country Director - Nigeria

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Dr. Pius Wassuna Owino

Country Director - Kenya

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Maxwell Antwi

Country Director - Ghana

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Heri Marwa

Country Director - Tanzania

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Tobias Rinke de Wit

Research Director

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Mark van der Graaf

Director Data & Health Technology

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Madelon Cabooter

Program and Resource Mobilization Director

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Executive Board

The Executive Board of the Stichting PharmAccess Group Foundation operates as the statutory board for all the underlying foundations within the organization, including Stichting PharmAccess International.

Members of the Executive Board of Stichting PharmAccess Group Foundation are:

Nicole Spieker, Chief Executive Officer
Jan Willem Marees, Chief Financial Officer

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of Stichting PharmAccess Group Foundation supervises the Executive Board of Stichting PharmAccess Group Foundation in its role of Statutory Board for all underlying foundations, including Stichting PharmAccess International.

The members of the Supervisory Board are:

Pauline Meurs – Vice Chairperson
Pauline is currently a Professor of Healthcare Governance at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and Chair of the Board of the National Council for Health and Society (RvS). She is the founder and Scientific Director of the Erasmus Centre for Health Care Management, which offers tailor-made postgraduate and executive programs for managers and CEOs of healthcare organizations. Among others, she is a member of the board of the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Medical Centre.

Ben Christiaanse – Supervisory Board Member
Ben Christiaanse has over 40 years of banking experience. In 2006 he was appointed as CEO of National Microfinance Bank in Tanzania. He developed NMB into one of the largest financial institutes of Tanzania, and successfully managed an IPO of part of the share capital of the bank in 2006. In 2010 he established his own consultancy that focused on financial institutes in developing countries. Ben now serves as a board member in several African Banks and is member of the supervisory board of two Dutch organizations.

Willem van Duin – Supervisory Board Member
Willem van Duin started his career with Achmea in 1987. Before he was appointed in the Executive Board in 2004, he held various positions at Holding level as well as board positions. He holds board positions in the Dutch Association of Insurers (Verbond van Verzekeraars, vice-chairman), VNO-NCW (the Dutch employers’ organization) and National Cooperative Council. Willem is currently one of the vice-chairmen of the council of iFHP (International Federation of Health Plans) and chairman of the board of the European Alliance Partners ‘Eurapco’ (an association of European mutual insurance companies).

Mirjam van Reisen – Supervisory Board Member
Mirjam van Reisen is Professor International Relations, Innovation and Care at Tilburg University and Professor of FAIR Data Science at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) at Leiden University. She is the Coordinator of the Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN) Africa  implementation network, focused on improving health data analysis. Van Reisen is Research Leader of the Globalization, Accessibility, Innovation and Care (GAIC) network. She is the Director of the organisation Europe External Policy Advisors in Brussels. She leads various research programmes on the nexus of data science, globalisation and migration.

Christiaan Rebergen – Supervisory Board Member
Christiaan Rebergen is the Treasurer-General at the Dutch Ministry of Finance. He is responsible for financial markets, the Dutch treasury agency, foreign financial relations and Dutch state enterprises. Before he joined the Ministry of Finance, he was Director-General for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs overseeing the Dutch aid portfolio of €4 billion. Previous positions held by Mr. Rebergen are Special Ambassador for the Millennium Development Goals, Ambassador for Public Private Partnerships, Deputy Director of the Sustainable Economic Development Department and head of the Budget.

Peter van Rooijen – Supervisory Board Member
Peter Van Rooijen is the Executive Director of International Civil Society Support. He also serves on the Boards of i+solutions, the Amsterdam Health & Technology Institute and the Joep Lange Institute. He has been involved in HIV/AIDS since 1984, initially as volunteer, later as a psychotherapist and director of Care Services at the Schorer Foundation (Amsterdam). In 1992 he was the director of the Dutch National Committee on AIDS Control. From 1993-2005 he served as the executive director of Aids Fonds (established in 1986) and STOP AIDS NOW!

Lidwin van Velden – Supervisory Board Member
Lidwin van Velden is a member of the management board of the Nederlandsche Waterschapsbank (NWB Bank), having taken on the role of CFO/CRO in 2010. She also serves on the Supervisory Board of Centraal Beheer Algemeen Pensioenfonds, and is a member of the Audit Committee of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. She has built extensive experience in financial markets, asset management and risk management. Before joining NWB Bank, Lidwin held various managerial positions at De Nederlandse Bank (DNB) within the Financial Markets and Supervision divisions.

Els Boerhof – Supervisory Board Member
Els Boerhof is currently the Managing Partner and co-owner at Goodwell Investment. Goodwell provides risk capital and hands-on support to fast growing businesses in emerging markets. She has a broad experience in investment and banking in emerging markets. Among others, she was member of the Supervisory Board of Musoni System and member of the board of the Directors of the CreditAccess Asia N.V. and Women's World Banking Ghana. She holds a master degree in Economics from the Tilburg University.