New Board members: Vinod Subramaniam and Machteld Roos

| Jelle Posthuma

Vinod Subramaniam is the new president of the Executive Board of the UT. As of 1 September, he succeeds Victor van der Chijs, who left last month. The new vice-president has also been found in the person of Machteld Roos. She will succeed Mirjam Bult on 1 September.


Vinod Subramaniam is no stranger to the UT. He was scientific director of research institute MIRA from May 2012 to September 2013. Before that, he was head of the Nanobiophysics department for almost ten years. Prior to coming to UT in 2004, he was working at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany, among other things, and in 2002 he worked at AstraZeneca as a senior researcher. Since 2015, Subramaniam has been rector at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam.

Subramaniam says he is looking forward to his appointment at UT. 'My career in the Netherlands began at the UT in 2004 and I am delighted to return to the UT in the role of president. It feels like coming home.'

Two announcements

The new vice-president of the Executive Board was also announced today in the person of Machteld Roos. Roos' career began as a consultant for IBM. Since then, she has held various leading positions in both the public and private sectors. Currently, Roos is director of the Environmental Sciences Group of Wageningen University and Research (WUR), with research and business operations in her portfolio.

Roos succeeds Mirjam Bult, who will become a member of the Council of State on 1 September. She says she is delighted with her appointment. 'I look forward to making my contribution to this entrepreneurial and high-tech university.'

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