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The Supervisory Boards of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS/HvA) have appointed Professor Hans Amman as member and vice-president of the UvA-AUAS/HvA Executive Board, effective 1 February 2014.

Prof Hans Amman, Board
Photo: Arnaud Mooij

In his capacity as vice-president, Amman (1957), who is currently vice-president and member of the Executive Board of Utrecht University, will be responsible, among other things, for the focus areas of finance, general operational management, housing and ICT. Amman will succeed Paul Doop, who joins the Executive Board of the Haaglanden Medical Centre (MCH) on 1 January 2014.

The Supervisory Boards and the Executive Board of the UvA-AUAS/HvA are eagerly anticipating Amman’s arrival. Atzo Nicolaï, chair of the Supervisory Boards: ‘With his extensive knowledge and experience, Hans Amman will be a great asset to the UvA and AUAS/HvA.’ Louise Gunning, president of the Executive Board, adds: ‘Hans Amman has a deep-rooted and immutable connection with our city. The focus areas for which he was responsible in Utrecht closely resemble those that will fall under his supervision at the UvA and AUAS/HvA. I’m confident he will successfully continue with the groundbreaking work undertaken by Paul Doop with respect to the organisational and financial professionalisation of our institutions.’

About Hans Amman

Hans Amman has been vice-president and member of the Executive Board of Utrecht University (UU) since 2006. Between 2000 and 2006, Amman was affiliated with Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), where he held successive posts as dean of the School of Technology Management and member of the Executive Board. In addition to these executive positions, Amman was professor of Computational Economics and Finance at TU/e. Amman started his professional career at the UvA, where he completed his studies and obtained his PhD in Economics, before going on to become assistant professor at the Department of Macro-economics and later professor of Computational Economics. Among his ancillary posts, Amman serves as chair of the Audit Committee of the Almere Schools Foundation and chief editor of the academic journal Computational Economics.

About the Executive Board

The Executive Board is charged with the general management of the UvA and AUAS/HvA. As of 1 February, the joint Board, which is the result of a staff merger, will be comprised of Dr Louise J. Gunning-Schepers (president), Prof. Hans Amman (vice-president), Prof. Dymph van den Boom (rector magnificus UvA) and Prof. Huib de Jong (rector AUAS/HvA).