SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship to empower young, ambitious people to lead their conflict-affected societies into prosperity.
SPARK is made up of a Supervisory Board, Board of Directors and a Board of Recommendation. The Board of Directors sets policy, develops organisational planning and is responsible for developing codes for good governance.
Board of Directors
Yannick Du PontDirector
Next to his work at SPARK, Yannick du Pont also holds the following unpaid posts:
Member of the DIHAD International Scientific Advisory Board, Dubai;
Board member, Foundation Max van der Stoel, The Hague;
Board member, Littlebitz Foundation, The Hague;
Member of the advisory board, Centre for Theory of Change, New York.
Michel RichterDirector of Programmes
Next to his work at SPARK, Michel Richter also holds the following unpaid post:
Director, Stichting voor Bewaring van IGNITE Fund (unpaid).
Bilal AminDirector of Finance
Corporate Director Sustainability at AkzoNobel (retired)
Tamar SchroferGeneral member
Programme Coordinator Develop2Build, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
Wassim BeainehGeneral member
Manager International Cooperation, MENA, Wageningen University & Research
Co-Chair of the Advisory Board, Robert CARR Fund for Civil Society Networks
Fred de VriesGeneral memberHead of Internationalization Strategy, University of Twente and partner in Accent
Peter de RuiterGeneral member
Former Tax Partner at PwC and Senior Counsel at NABC