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 Advisory Board, The Center for Theory of Change Member of the Board, Foundation Max van der Stoel Member of the Steering Committee, Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law (for more information).
Michel RichterDirector of Programmes
Next to his work at SPARK, Michel Richter also holds the following unpaid post: Director, Stichting tot Bewaring van Ignite Fund.
Esther BosgraDirector of Operations
Bilal AminDirector of Finance
Managing Partner Tellinq, The Netherlands
Tamar SchroferGeneral member
Programme coordinator Develop2Build, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
André VenemanGeneral member
Corporate Director Sustainability at AkzoNobel
Wassim BeainehGeneral member
Manager International Cooperation, MENA, Wageningen University & Research
Member of the Advisory Board, PAP, Robert CARR Fund for Civil Society Networks
Fred de VriesGeneral memberHead of Internationalization Strategy, University of TwenteDigital Social Development Program Lead, African Higher Education, The MathWorks
Note: None of SPARK’s Supervisory Board members has any relevant additional occupations next to their roles on SPARK’s Supervisory Board.