Advisory/Supervisory Board

The Advisory/Supervisory Board of TIAS consists of the following members:

  • Willemien Bischot
  • Marc van der Chijs
  • Dorine Heldring
  • Hans Huijbers
  • Melvin Samsom
  • Hein Schumacher
  • Namrata Singh
  • Peter Vrijsen
  • Wouter van der Woerd
Willemien Bischot
Willemien Bischot graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Amsterdam in 1991, where she completed several postgraduate programs in labor law and health law. While still at university she joined Dutch law firm Van Doorne (at that time still called Trenité Van Doorne), where she became a partner in January 2000. Willemien is regularly asked to give (guest) lectures and submit publications in the field of corporate law in healthcare. She also holds various other positions, including on the board of the Stichting Hart Voor Vrouwen and the Supervisory Board of health insurance provider CZ.

Marc van der Chijs
In 1995, Marc van der Chijs graduated in International Management / Business Economics at Maastricht University. After several years working for Daimler in Germany, Indonesia and China, he decided to become an independent entrepreneur in China. He set up an online video site, which developed into China's biggest video site with more than 500 million monthly visitors. He also set up among other things the online gaming company Spil Games Asia and as an angel investor he invested in dozens of Chinese companies. After having lived in China for 13 years, Marc is now a partner in the venture capital fund CrossPacific Capital in Vancouver, with a focus on FinTech investments. He is board member in a number of start-ups in North America and China and regularly speaks and writes about Bitcoin and blockchain related topics. 

Dorine Heldring 
Dorine Heldring graduated in Sociology in 1983 with a specialization in Organizational Studies at Leiden University. Having held various positions at IBM and RABO, she started Heldring Consultancy & Mediation Services in 2003 to pursue her interest in such focus areas as change processes, cooperation issues, labor disputes, and coaching. Dorine also holds numerous management positions, including as an alternate member at the Social and Economic Council for Brabant, member of the Supervisory Board of the Pantein Foundation and hospital Maasziekenhuis Pantein, and member of the Board of Mediators Federation Netherlands (MFN) - Labor Mediation Group.

Hans Huijbers
Hans Huijbers is chairman of the Southern Agriculture and Horticulture Organization (ZLTO). Together with his wife Marian, he runs a dairy farm with a barn open to visitors and a farm terrace in Wintelré in the Kempen region of the province of Brabant. Huijbers describes himself as a full-time weekend farmer.
His agenda is filled with board work for ZLTO, deputy chairman of the Board of Directors of Vion and director of LTO Nederland with Sustainable Entrepreneurship in his portfolio.
Huijbers is chairman of the Food, Farming and Agriculture Trustees and chairman of the People 4 Earth Foundation. He is also chairman of the Supervisory Board of HAS University of Applied Sciences and member of the Advisory Board of Staatsbosbeheer (Forestry Commission). Huijbers is ambassador of responsible soil use.

Melvin Samsom
Melvin Samsom studied medicine in Utrecht and is Professor of Gastroenterology. Melvin was Chairman of the Executive Board of the Radboud University Medical Center for more than three years. Under his leadership, the Radboud University Medical Center became the first university medical center to make its patient records accessible to patients, to publish the results data of cancer treatments online, and to form partnerships with other hospitals. In addition, Melvin stood at the cradle of the Institute for Quality Assurance and Safety within the UMC. Melvin is currently the CEO of the renowned Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden.

Hein Schumacher 
Having started his career at Unilever and later Ahold, Hein Schumacher started work at H.J. Heinz in 2003. Through various promotions and appointments – including as Vice President Finance, Chief Strategy Officer, and President Heinz Greater China – he eventually became Zone President Heinz Asia Pacific as well as a member of the Executive Board. In 2014, he joined FrieslandCampina, where he has been the CFO and a member of the Executive Board since January 2015 till January 2018, when he was appointed CEO of Royal FrieslandCampina.

Peter Vrijsen
Peter Vrijsen studied Human Resources at Tilburg University. In 1981 he started his career at DSM, after which he held various HR positions at Medtronic and General Electric (including GE Plastics Europe) and others.
In 1998 Peter joined Metro as a member of the Executive Board of Directors at Metro Cash & Carry in Germany, where he was in charge of HR. In 2003 he became the Chief People Officer of InBev S.A. in Belgium. From 2007 to 2014 he was Chief HR Officer at Cargill in the U.S.A. In 2014, Peter returned to DSM as the Chief Human Resources Officer and a member of the Executive Committee. 

Wouter van der Woerd

Wouter van der Woerd first studied history at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, later followed by various programs in the field of personnel management. He worked in the retail sector as a personnel and training manager before moving in 1991 to SHV Makro where he became Director of Human Resources for Makro and Maxis. After a short period at KLM catering, in 1998 he started his own consulting bureau, specialized in the implementation and supervision of change process in large companies. In 2017 he returned to SHV, first as Corporate Director Human Resources and from 2013 as a member of the Board of Directors.