New Chair of the Executive Board for THUAS: Dr Elisabeth Minnemann

Following an extensive and meticulous procedure, the Supervisory Board of The Hague University of Applied Sciences has decided to appoint Elisabeth Minnemann as Chair of the Executive Board.

Wubbo Tempel, Chair of the Supervisory Board of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, comments, “We are extremely pleased with Elisabeth’s appointment. Elisabeth understands and is passionate about the values and goals of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, and she has the skills to embed these even more firmly, both within and outside of the organisation.” Rajash Rawal, member and acting Chair of the Executive Board of The Hague University: “Like no other, Elisabeth can further strengthen the promise and ambition of THUAS to educate Global Citizens, thanks to her experience and excellent reputation in education, as well as her management style, which is leading by example.
Elisabeth is a director with experience in both the private and public sectors, including considerable experience in higher education. In recent years, her positions have included Director of the International Programme for the Municipality of The Hague and Director of the Business Administration Institute at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. She is currently the Chair of the Executive Board at Breda University of Applied Sciences. Elisabeth lives in The Hague, but is originally from Germany and lived and worked for several years in Malaysia. She holds a PhD in Psychology from Heidelberg University and has built a solid reputation, thanks to her expertise in collaboration processes and change management.  

Elisabeth comments, “For me, education is closely linked to inclusiveness and diversity. This is due to the role that education plays in the lives of young people as one of the emancipation drivers of our society. This is even more the case in a world city like The Hague and The Hague University of Applied Sciences connects young people with that world. I look forward to working together with my colleagues to further progress our university of applied sciences in terms of educational quality, digital innovation and our link to the region and job market.”

Elisabeth will be taking her seat at the boardroom table in The Hague from the start of the new academic year. She will be replacing Leonard Geluk, who left in March after working at THUAS for six years, to head the Association of Dutch Municipalities.