Farewell to managing director Rogier van der Weerd
After eleven years we bid farewell to our managing director Rogier van der Weerd. Rogier has decided to follow his heart and to go back to school. In September he enrolled in the Master of Science program Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam.
Over the past eleven years, Rogier has dedicated a lot of energy in his work for Adessium in a variety of positions. He started out as a program manager for our People & Nature programme. After that for six years he was the director of programs, working closely with the Van Vliet family, the board and our team to work on the strategic development of our programmes and to further grow and professionalise the foundation.
The past four years Rogier has been our general director. In this role, he further shaped the organization and contributed to the quality and added value Adessium can offer as a grantmaker.
We say goodbye to a committed director and leader who has built a powerful organization, a solid portfolio and a versatile team. We will miss his optimism, thoughtfulness and his gift to always ask the right questions. We want to sincerely thank Rogier for his incredible dedication and wish him the best of luck with his studies.