The Vanderes Foundation has an independent board consisting of three members:


Mirte Gosker – Chair
Mirte has a Masters in International Development Studies from Wageningen University. After a start in academics (INSEAD) she spent most of her working years focused on innovation and startups. She currently lives and works in Asia where she is building a new startup ecosystem. It makes her happy to see young people thrive and she’s dedicated to make education available for underprivileged youth.
  Pieter van der Sluijs – Treasurer
Pieter has over a decade worth of experience as a board member of a charitable foundation in rural development. He has extensive experience throughout Asia and has lived in different countries across the  continent for the past 15 years. His professional background is in healthcare.
Nienke Budde – Secretary
Nienke has a Masters in International Business Administration from University Maastricht and an MBA from INSEAD. She has worked at various types and sizes of organisations, both in the Netherlands as well as in Asia and Africa. Most recently she has specialised in Lean. In 2015 she co-founded the Stella Foundation aiming to lower the number of suicides stemming from depression in South Korea. Nienke has visited over 100 countries and is an amateur photographer.