Marjolein H.T. Jansen MBA

Vice-President of the Executive Board

Marjolein Jansen (born in 1970) became Vice-President of the Executive Board of VU Amsterdam on 15 December 2015.

Educational background

Marjolein Jansen studied Public Administration in Leiden and Rotterdam, specializing in Environmental Policy and Law.

Work experience

Ms Jansen worked for Agentschap SenterNovem (now Netherlands Enterprise Agency) from 2000 to 2009. Her duties included the position of InfoMil Manager and work for the VROM (Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment) Taskforce for strategy and sustainable operations in government bodies. From 2009 to 2012, she held the position of deputy and acting Secretary General at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. From year-end 2012 until the end of 2015, she was a member of the Executive Board of STC-Group, the Education and Knowledge Institute for the shipping, transport and ports industries. Her portfolio included the Maritime programme at secondary vocational education (MBO) level, IT and facility services.

Ancillary positions

Vice President of the Sail Amsterdam Foundation.

Contact information

Secretary: Sandra van Arendonk
Telephone: +31 20 59 83609

‘VU Amsterdam forges links with society and demonstrates great social involvement.’

“How can we help young people reach their full potential, how can we offer them more than just an education? How can the university as a whole, and all individual departments of this university, make a contribution? I believe this to be my challenge: to bring us all together in our quest to achieve our mission. I look forward to contributing to finding solutions to the social issues of today and tomorrow; through well-educated students, an ambitious research agenda and fitting, high-quality operations management.

Please do not hesitate to invite me to a meeting if you run into any problems within our university or if you have any ideas on how VU Amsterdam could further improve its education, research, and supporting activities. My approach is to peel away the outer layers of problems until I get to the heart of the matter, after which I will work at finding solutions by looking at the knowledge available within our own university.”