RNW Media is overseen by a Supervisory Board which is responsible for supervising the development and execution of vision, mission, strategy, inclusion of stakeholders and risk management. The Board is the direct employer of the CEO with responsibility for recruitment, performance evaluation and dismissal.
Board members bring the strength of their own networks to their role and act as advisors to and ambassadors for RNW Media. The members of the Supervisory Board do not receive financial compensation for their work.
As of August 1st 2020, the Board members are:
Sana Afouaiz A Moroccan-born women’s rights advocate now based in Brussels. Founder of Womenpreneur and Womenquake and author of ‘Invisible Women of the Middle East’.
“I’m pleased to be part of the Supervisory Board. I shall contribute to the social mission of the organisation and make sure that the voices of the voiceless are in the front line. I hope that through my contribution we can write a new chapter of humanity where no-one is left behind. Your projects and work ethic inspire me and I’m looking forward to contributing to positive change.”
Susan Blankhart, (Chair, Remuneration Committee) a former Ambassador for the Netherlands and Special Advisor for Women’s Rights to the Dutch Government. Currently also serving on the Supervisory Boards of Achmea Foundation and Plan Nederland.
“It’s exciting for me to be involved in such an innovative organisation like RNW Media. I love the dynamic very much and look forward to playing the role of Ambassador for RNW Media”
Saskia Braam Director HR at Marqt (a food retail chain aiming to change food supply systems).
“Developing awareness in people and organisations is my personal mission. That requires courage and guts, always, for everyone. But this is especially challenging in the countries where RNW Media is working because the basics that are needed to develop are often not there: safety, trust and openness. I think it is great that RNW Media uses media to help young people in these environments develop so they can contribute to a more peaceful world.”
Theo Huibers, (Chair) Professor at the University of Twente, Department of Human Media Interaction and advisor at Thaesis.
“My background is in disruptive transformations of organisations. I like to move outside my comfort zone and it’s an interesting challenge for me to apply this expertise within a media organisation working globally in restrictive settings. I’m inspired by the courage of the country teams working on sensitive issues in difficult circumstances.”