New TIAS Supervisory Board

January 28, 2016 | 2 min read

On January 1, 2016, a partially new Supervisory Board assumed responsibility for the supervision of the management policy of the TIAS School for Business and Society.

The Supervisory Board currently consists of: 


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.

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.

Theo de Raad 

As an alumnus of Tilburg University, Theo de Raad has strong ties with TIAS. After he graduated in Social Sciences, there followed a distinguished career with SHV, the largest Dutch family firm. When SHV daughter Makro, where De Raad was then the CEO, was sold to Germany's Metro AG, he moved too and took a seat on the Executive Board of the new parent company. He concluded his active career with Ahold as a member of the Executive Board responsible for Asia and Latin America. Theo is, among other things, a supervisory director with Metro AG and HAL Holding NV.

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.  

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. 

TIAS and its shareholders thank departing supervisory directors Roos van Erp, Rick Harwig, and Jan Mengelers for their years of dedication. It was in part thanks to their efforts that many students could improve their skills in order to take the next step in their careers.
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