Basic health for all

Board of Supervisors

Since 2007, Simavi has a governance structure that puts daily management in the hands of an executive management, and a Board of Supervisors that supervises the management and general operations. Two members of the supervisory board specifically monitor the finances and internal quality assurance. Apart from having a supervisory task, the Board also acts as a sounding board for and a source of inspiration to the daily management. At request, its members also deploy their individual knowledge and network for Simavi.

Formation Board of Supervisors

Members of Supervisory Board

Area of expertise

Current position

Other ancillary positions

Maria Martens, chair

Politics, management, development cooperation

Politics, member of the First chamber

Chairwoman of the Board, VSOP

Member Supervisory Board 's Heerenloo

Frans Blanchard, member of audit committee


Legal consultant for the creative industry


Laura de Graaf, member of audit committee


Financial manager Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, financial consultant 


Esther Scheers, vice-chair

Health, Public Health, International Reproductive Health & Tropical Medicine


Instructor at Groningen University, board member of Zambia Platform, member of working group on International Safe Motherhood & International Healt

Michiel de Wilde


Executive Director at Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy


Jeroen Wels


Vice-President HR of the Refreshment Category at Unilever