Supervisory Board

CELL Foundation is governed by a Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board is accountable for the policies of CELL and is given powers by the organization’s Articles of Incorporation. The Board’s work is coordinated by the chair (President) and the Board may organize itself into various committees responsible for carrying out different operations.

Hon. Jozef Maria Mathias "Jo" Ritzen Chair and CELL President (The Netherlands), Professor of Economics, UNU-MERIT; Former Minister of Education, Culture, and Sciences, The Netherlands; Former President Maastricht University; Former Vice President World Bank

Ms. Eleonora "Lonneke" Nillesen (The Netherlands), Research Fellow, UNU-MERIT

Mr. Hennie Rooijackers (The Netherlands), Founder, Therapeuticum


Advisory Board

CELL convenes an Advisory Board. Depending on the needs of the organization, the Board members meet biannually.

  1. Dr. Sabine Adler (Germany), Executive Director, Eres Stiftung
  2. Dr. Owen Bennett-Jones (United Kingdom), Anchor/Correspondent, BBC
  3. Ms. April Bucksbaum (USA), Vice President, The Baum Foundation
  4. Ms. Sarah Clarke (Ireland), Head of Europe and Central Asia, Article 19
  5. Sir Paul Collier (United Kingdom), Co-director, Center for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford
  6. Ms. Yael Duthilleul (Uruguay/France), Head of Education, Council of Europe Bank
  7. Dr. David de Ferranti (USA), Founder and Former President, Results for Development; Former Vice President, World Bank
  8. Dr. Ali Imtiaz (Germany/Pakistan), Ritzenhoefer & Company
  9. Ms. Katherine Kominis (USA), Assistant Director for Rare Books, The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University
  10. Dr. Noel F. McGinn (USA), Professor Emeritus of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and Fellow Emeritus of the Harvard Institute for International Development
  11. Mr. Anthony Polack (United Kingdom), President, EarthPrint
  12. Ms. Mariia Puchyna (Ukraine), Associate in International Arbitration group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer