Kees van Ast (1951) has been appointed as interim member of the Executive Board, effective 1 January 2017, and succeeds Hans Amman, who will step down on this date.
As board member, Van Ast will be responsible for Finance and Operational Management at the UvA. Previously, Van Ast held similar positions in the Executive Board of the University of Twente and Wageningen University & Research. The Supervisory Board is pleased that Van Ast will temporarily strengthen the Executive Board. The recruitment process for a permanent replacement is currently under way.