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Terre des Hommes welcomes new Supervisory Board chair

June 8th, 2022

We are delighted to welcome Ms. Marianne Verhaar-Strijbos as the new chair of the Supervisory Board of Terre des Hommes Netherlands. “Protecting children from exploitation is one of the most pervasive tasks of our time. We should use all our abilities to enable children to thrive, and for the hope that children are."

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We are delighted to welcome Ms. Marianne Verhaar-Strijbos as the new chair of the Supervisory Board of Terre des Hommes Netherlands.

Marianne has a long standing career in banking, more specifically in Wealth Management and Philanthropy advice with ABN AMRO MeesPierson. She currently holds the position of Managing Director Wealth Management at Banque J. Safra Sarasin, a leading Swiss private bank. In her career Marianne has always followed and worked closely with organisations in (international) development, healthcare and culture. Marianne has shown great commitment to charitable organisations through her many voluntary engagements with NGOs. She holds several Supervisory Board positions including with The Hunger Project. 

"We should use all our abilities to enable children to thrive, and for the hope that children are."

Marianne: “Protecting children from exploitation is one of the most pervasive tasks of our time. We should use all our abilities to enable children to thrive, and for the hope that children are. I am honored to be part of Terre des Hommes, and will do my utmost to support the organization in stopping child exploitation and to realize its objectives in striving for a world where children can grow up safely in their families, free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation!”

Tjipke Bergsma, Acting Managing Director of Terre des Hommes; “We are very excited to welcome Marianne to our Supervisory Board. She brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and motivation to the organisation and Supervisory Board. I am looking forward to working with her.”

The introduction of Marianne also means a goodbye to Maarten Koopman who has been the chair of our Supervisory Board for the past 6 years. We thank Maarten for his dedication to Terre des Hommes and the fight against child exploitation.

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