Executive Board


The Executive Board is responsible for establishing university policy and coordinating daily management of the university of applied sciences within the framework of the long-term policy plans. The Executive Board of The Hague University of Applied Sciences comprises: dr. E.M. (Elisabeth) Minnemann, chairman, mr. drs. H.G.L.M. (Hans) Camps (member) and drs. R. (Rajash) Rawal (member).

Prof. Albert Cornelissen started per 1 February 2021 as non-statutory acting member of the Executive Board. He replaces Elisabeth Minnemann during of an absence due to illness. With the exception of the chairmanship of the Executive Board, her duties will be performed by Albert Cornelissen for the duration of her recovery process. During this time, Rajash Rawal will be acting Chair of the Executive Board.

Profiles chairman and members

Dr. E.M. (Elisabeth) Minnemann, Chairman

Elisabeth Minnemann

Elisabeth Minnemann is an executive with experience in the public sector and in business. Developing vision in an inspiring way and connecting different (international) stakeholders. She focuses on cohesion and measurable results. Her core expertise lies in the field of collaboration processes and change management, she has both designed and implemented successful change processes. Her approach is result-oriented with an eye for innovative concepts. Elisabeth Minnemann now lives in The Hague, has previously lived and worked in Malaysia, and is originally from Germany. She has a PhD from Heidelberg University and has written multiple publications.

Additional positions

  • Member of the board of Stichting Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
  • Member of the board of Braventure, Brabants startup programma
  • Captain of the Courseteam Versnellingsplan Onderwijsinnovatie met ICT
  • Member of the board Economic Board West-Brabant
  • Member of the board Stichting Wetenschap Balans, Rotterdam

Board Secretary Monique Bugter
+31 (0)70 - 445 88 10
e-mail m.bugter@hhs.nl

R. (Rajash) Rawal, Member

Rajash RawalRajash Rawal is a member of the Executive Board per 1 September 2018. Rajash studied Government and Policy in Europe at the University of Teesside (United Kingdom). He obtained his master's degree in European Studies (specialization Political Science) at the University of Amsterdam.


Rajash has been connected to The Hague University of Applied Sciences for over 20 years. He entered as an exchange student, became a lecturer / researcher at the European Studies program (then still called HEBO) and was head of internationalization and programme manager at that programme. He was appointed director of the faculty Management and Organization starting September 2015.


In addition to his position as member of the Executive Board, Rajash remains active as a lecturer.

Additional positions

  • Paper/Panel Reviewer for NAFSA annual conferences
  • Member of Teaching, Leaning and Scholarship Community, NAFSA
  • Conference committee for the ECEG Conference
  • Member of IARIA Conference Committees
  • Journal Reviewer for Routledge
  • Member of the Advisory Committee VSBfonds Beurzen
  • Member of the Board Rathenau Instituut.

Board Secretary Grace Hicks
+31 (0)70 - 445 88 11
e-mail g.hicks@hhs.nl

Mr. drs. H.G.L.M. (Hans) Camps, Member

Hans CampsMr. drs. H.G.L.M. (Hans) Camps joined the Executive Board at The Hague University of Applied Sciences on 1 December 2017. Hans studied Political Science and Dutch Law at Radboud University Nijmegen. Until 1998, he worked as a general manager in Berlin, consultant in Breda and controller for The Hague judicial district. From 1998 to 2001, he served as the director for that same judicial district and later on for the Municipality of Delft. From 2004, he served as the municipal secretary/managing director of the Municipality of Delft and, from 2011, has been a member of the Executive Board of our neighbours, the ROC Mondrian in The Hague, an institution for secondary vocational training in the Haaglanden region. In terms of organisational size and student population, the school is somewhat smaller than The Hague University of Applied Sciences. At the ROC Mondriaan, Hans had administrative responsibility for business operations, quality assurance and a number of senior secondary vocational education schools.

Additional positions

  • Member of the Board with Zestor
  • Member of the Stanislascollege Delft Board of Trustees
  • Member of the management committee Mens en Organisatie

Board Secretary Haidy van Faassen-Bernard,  
+31 (0)70 – 445 88 12
e-mail h.r.vanfaassen-bernard@hhs.nl


Division of Tasks of the Executive Board

Elisabeth MinnemannRajash Rawal Hans Camps
  • Chairman Executive Board
  • External stakeholders
  • Human Resource Management Policy
    • Diversity
    • Leadership strategies
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Student Affairs and Alumni Policy
  • Research and Innovation
  • Lifelong learning and development
  • Education & Internationalisation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Diversity
  • Financial Policy
  • Planning & Control
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • Facilities Management
  • General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Officer


  • Faculty of Public Management, Law & Safety
  • The Hague Graduate School
  • Faculty of Health, Nutrition & Sport
  • Faculty of Technology, Innovation & Society
  • Faculty of Social Work
  • Faculty of IT & Design
  • Faculty of Business, Finance & Marketing
  • Faculty of Management Organisation
Centres of Expertise:
  • Health Innovation
  • Governance of Urban Transitions
  • Mission Zero
  • Global and Inclusive Learning
  • Global Governance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Operations and Finance
  • Office of the Board
  • EK&C Department
  • Business Administration & Control Department
  • Facilities & IT Department
  • HRM Department