Advisory Board

Andries Greiner (chairman)

Andries Greiner started his career in education. He worked as a Dutch teacher and director at schools in Den Haag, Vlaardingen and Maassluis. In 1984 he became director of the IVIO foundation in Lelystad. In 2003 he became deputy of economic affairs at the Province of Flevoland and founded ACRRES. Currently he is, amongst other things, chairman of the supervisory board of the Flevoland Development Agency, of the MKB Doorstart foundation and of Genootschap Flevo. Also he is chairman of the selection committee of VU vereniging and editor at AO-publishers.

Prof. Rudy Rabbinge

Rudy Rabbinge obtained a doctorate in agricultural and environmental sciences after studying agronomy. In 1985 he was appointed professor of plant ecology. He succeeded de Wit as Professor of Production Ecology in 1988. He was later appointed as a university professor. He retired in 2011. From 1999 to 2007 he was a member of Senate on behalf of the Labour Party. In the Senate, Rabbinge focused on Agriculture, Finance and Development Cooperation. He was chairman of the Permanent Committee for Development Cooperation and secretary of the Labour Party group. Rabbinge was also a member of the Taskforce Biodiversity and Natural Resources. This taskforce adviced the government on issues in conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the long term.

Monica Milz, MBA

Monica Milz is chair Woman of the Green Deal Board. Until 2010, she was director of Communications at Rabobank Group, before that she was director MKB Rabobank Netherlands. In addition, she is commissioner at ConQuaestor and commissioner (Vice-President) of the Amsterdam Institute of Finance. She is also a member of the Supervisory Board at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and the University of Amsterdam, commissioner at Schretlen & Co, member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Society for Industry and Commerce, and member of the Board of the German-Dutch Chamber of Commerce.

Aike Maarsingh

Aike Maarsingh has an arable farm in Stadskanaal and is active in the council of Stadskanaal. In the past he was frontman for arable farming at the Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture. Currently he is a member of the Board of Directors of Cooperative Royal Cosun and president at the Biogas Industry Organization.

Hans van den Boom

Hans van den Boom is Relationship Manager Innovation Agrifood and Renewable Energy at Rabobank Netherlands. Previously he was Sector Manager Renewable Energy. Hans has written several blogs on solar energy, biogas, wind energy and geothermal energy. In addition he is focused on circular (biobased) economy topics and innovative companies within the agrifood sector.

Rien Komen, PhD

Rien Komen is director of Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in Flevoland. Windesheim, like ACRRES, is very practice-oriented and is focused on the regional network of industry and authorities. Rien Komen graduated with honours as an agricultural economist at Wageningen University and Research. After that he worked at Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences and Wageningen University and Research.

Marieke van der Werf, MSc AAG

Marieke van der Werf is director/partner at Dröge & van Drimmelen consultants and director at Groen Gas Nederland. Previously she was politically active for the Christian Democratic Appeal party as a member of the House of Representatives and at local level in her residence Amsterdam. Before her position as a Member of Parliament, she worked as program manager nature and environmental education at former Agentschap NL, currently the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, and was the owner of a communications agency specialized in sustainability issues.