IDFA board members

    Marry de Gaay Fortman

    Marry de Gaay Fortman is a Partner at Houthoff. She combines her legal work with non-executive director roles, including as a supervisory board member for De Nederlandsche Bank and KLM. She is also Chair of International Theater Amsterdam and member of the supervisory board of Dutch Culture. Marry is the Chairperson of the IDFA board.

    Joumana El Zein Khoury

    Joumana El Zein Khoury is director of the Prince Claus Fund since October 1, 2015.

    She has over 10 years of experience in international cultural exchange and programs. She recently served as director of the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation for Euro-Arab exchange. Her previous work experience includes positions with the Prince Claus Fund, the Arab Image Foundation/Baalbeck Festival, and consultancies for the Ford Foundation, the European Cultural Foundation, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and Open Society Initiative (OSI).

    Of Lebanese origin, Joumana El Zein Khoury has lived and studied internationally. She obtained an MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University, NYC, a BA in Arts Management from EAC Group, Paris, and studied law at Paris XI Sceaux.

    Joumana El Zein Khoury is member of the board of IDFA and member of the board of the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation.

    Michael Kembel

    Michael Kembel is an Amsterdam-based finance professional who started his career with ABN AMRO Bank. In 2006 he started his own hedge fund and sold his part in this company in 2018. Currently Michael is a private investor and combines both profit and non-profit activities. In the IDFA board Michael is responsible for Treasury.

    Marischka Leenaers

    Marischka Leenaers is a consultant and interim manager in fundraising and partnerships. She is one of the founders of LVW Advies, a fundraising consultancy focused on the cultural sector, hospitals, universities and charities. Marischka lives in Amsterdam. In the IDFA board she is the secretary.

    Henk Siebren de Jong

    Henk Siebren de Jong is CEO of the Philips Domestic Appliances business of Royal Philips. In addition, he is teaching digital transformation management at ISE & IESE Business Schools in São Paulo and Barcelona. Henk is also a member of the high-level commission on the Nairobi Summit, set up by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

    ​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 also is a speaker at different occasions, she for instance makes television appearances and talks at events like TEDx.

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