Who we are

Pieter de Rijcke

Pieter de Rijcke is Chairman of the Advisory Board. He is also the Chairman of De Hoge Dennen, the investment fund of the De Rijcke family. He is involved in several philanthropic foundations and social investment activities, and was one of the founding members of The Owls Foundation.

Hans Hillen

Hans Hillen is Chairman of the Board. He is also Chairman of the branche assocation for private education NRTO, a former Dutch politician (Minister for Defence, Senator and MP) and former television news journalist.

Henk van den Breemen

Henk van den Breemen, former Chairman, is General Advisor. He is a former Chief of Defence of the Netherlands. He modernised and professionalised the Dutch armed forces after the fall of the Berlin Wall. He has a vast experience in the development of strategies for innovation both in the army and in the business world. He is the final editor of the Breakthrough series.

Johanna Noom

Johanna Noom is Treasurer and Secretary of the Board and Programme Manager. She has a vast experience in both profit and non-profit organisations. She was also responsible for the project management of the Breakthrough books.

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These fascinating case studies and interviews reveal how innovations and breakthroughs succes or fail. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 are now available

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