About Annemieke Nijhof
Mrs Annemieke Nijhof MBA has a solid background in both public administration and water. As CEO of the Tauw, she promoted environmental consultancy and the sustainable development of human habitats. Before that, she worked at Tauw on soil and groundwater issues. As Director General of Water at the Ministry of Traffic and Water (now Infrastructure and Water), she was responsible for the Netherlands’ water policy. She was co-founder of the Delta Programme, the Delta Act, the Administrative Agreement on Water Affairs and the Topsector Water.
At present, Annemieke Nijhof performs several functions including Chair of the Mobility Sector Table of the Climate Agreement, Chair of the Evides Board of Directors, member of the Board of Directors of the Dutch Central Bank member, and Member of the Supervisory Board of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. On 1 June 2019, she will be the new figurehead of the Topsector Water & Maritime.
“My appointment to the Chair of NWP matches my personal aspiration at this point of my career to bring together all my experience and to put my efforts into my personal ideals. While studying chemical technology at the University of Twente, I worked on drinking water projects in Indonesia and knew then that water makes the difference in the quality of life. In the almost 30 years that I have been working, I have always worked on the quality and security of the human habitat and I feel at home in a knowledge intensive world that focuses on collaboration and is driven to use Dutch water knowledge around the world to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.”