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

Politics, member of the Upper House of the States General

Chairwoman of the Board, VSOP; member Supervisory Board 's Heeren Loo

Frans Blanchard, member of audit committee


Legal consultant for the creative industry


Laura de Graaf, member of audit committee


Financial consultant


Esther Scheers, vice-chair

Public Health, Reproductive Health & Tropical Medicine


Lecturer University Medical Centre Groningen, member working party International Safe Motherhood & International Health

Michiel de Wilde

Strategy and organisation, intern. Development, CSR

Executive Director at Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy

Part time coach of young executives at BoerCroon Management

Jeroen Wels


Vice-President HR of the Refreshment Category at Unilever