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Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board


Marry de Gaay Fortman

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Marry de Gaay Fortman is a lawyer and partner at Houthoff, a business mediator, and a lecturer at the Governance Academy and the Erasmus Governance Institute. She combines her legal work with board roles, including serving as chair of the supervisory board at Conclusion Group. Additionally, she is a member of the supervisory board of Dutch Culture. Marry is also the chair of the IDFA board.

Michael Kembel

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Michael Kembel lives in Amsterdam and began his career in the financial sector at ABN AMRO. In 2006, he co-founded an investment fund with three partners, which he sold his shares in 2018. Currently, Michael is an investor and business coach, and he is also committed to non-profit organizations in the cultural sector. Michael is the vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board and the chairman of the Audit Committee.

Henk Siebren de Jong

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Henk Siebren de Jong is CEO of Versuni. In addition, he teaches digital transformation management at ISE & IESE Business Schools in São Paulo and Barcelona. Henk is also Member of the Supervisory Board of the University of Groningen.

Femke van der Laan


Femke van der Laan is a writer and a journalist. She writes a weekly column in the Amsterdam-based newspaper Het Parool and various other stories in magazines and papers. Femke is also a speaker at different occasions; she, for instance, makes television appearances and talks at events like TEDx.

Sandra den Hamer

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Sandra den Hamer has an extensive track record in the Dutch film industry. From 2007 to 2023, she was the director of the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. Under her leadership, Eye grew into an international film institute with a Collection Center, four screening rooms, and an extensive exhibition program in a brand-new building on the IJ River. Before that, Den Hamer worked for 23 years at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, including roles as coordinator of CineMart and the Hubert Bals Fund. From 1996 to 2007, she served as the festival's director. In 2023, Den Hamer was appointed interim executive director at the Film Fund. Additionally, she serves as a supervisor at other cultural institutions such as ITA and Het HEM.

Julia Noordegraaf

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Julia Noordegraaf is professor of Digital Heritage at the University of Amsterdam and vice-dean of Research and Impact at the Faculty of Humanities Board. She is director of the research program and lab Creative Amsterdam (CREATE) that studies the history of urban creativity with digital data and tools. She also participates in the University of Amsterdam Research Priority Area Human(e) AI, which investigates the social implications of AI technology. Noordegraaf is also a member of the Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences.

Ramsey Nasr


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Ramsey Nasr (1974) is one of the most versatile artists in the Netherlands, known for his acting, poetry and writing. He has performed on stage in productions including The Fountainhead and A Little Life, on television in series such as IM, Het jaar van Fortuyn and Oogappels, as well as in films such as Alles op Tafel (2021). In his acclaimed collection of essays De Fundamenten (2021, De Bezige Bij), Nasr takes stock of the Netherlands during the coronavirus pandemic and makes an artists’ entreaty for a radical revision of our place on earth and our idea of happiness. Nasr regularly adds his voice to the debate on the value of art and culture within Dutch society, including in a poem he wrote as Poet of the Fatherland at the time of the wave of funding cuts in the cultural sector; a line from this serves as his personal motto: “out of unnecessary necessity / art created humanity”.

Orçun Ersungur (trainee)

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Orçun Ersungur is Legal Counsel at Power2X. Previously he worked in commercial law at Invest-NL and Houthoff. As a participant of Blikverruimers, Orçun will join IDFA's supervisory board for a year. Blikverruimers is an expertise center and training institute for young commissioners and supervisors. Within IDFA's supervisory board, Orçun's goal is to bring in his generational perspective as well as his perspective on sustainability and DE&I.