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. Per 1st of April 2023, this is the vision of the SB on their role, and 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.”
Theo Huibers, (Chair) Professor at the University of Twente, Department of Human Media Interaction.
“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.”
Amcke Becker, a marketing and digital communication leader with over 20 years experience in building brands and driving digital transformation.
“I wholeheartedly believe in RNW Media’s vital mission to support young people in countries where their rights are at risk. My experience in Social Tech has shown me the power of digital communities and their capacity to empower the next generation to create a better world. I’m excited to use my expertise to contribute to the positive difference that RNW Media’s dedicated teams and partners are making.”