After seven years of energetic effort as Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Rijksakademie, Chris Buijink finished his term as Chair on July 5. Vinod Subramaniam has become the new Chair as of that date.
Chris Buijink expertly, and with huge commitment, led the Supervisory Board since 2014. He used his extensive networks for the benefit of the Rijksakademie and has been present with visible pleasure at the many events of the academy. Among other things, he supervised the change of general director in 2017/2018 during his presidency. Buijink retired at the end of June after two terms as chairman of the Board of the Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken (NVB).
Vinod Subramaniam is a member of the Rijksakademie Supervisory Board from 2019. He has been appointed as Rector Magnificus and Chair of the Executive Board of the University of Twente as of 1 September 2021. He is currently Rector Magnificus and member of the Executive Board of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.