AMBASSADORS JIMMY NELSON FOUNDATION

JITSKE KRAMER

JITSKE KRAMER

Jitske Kramer, Corporate Anthropologist, believes in a world that is safe for diversity. She is committed to “helping leaders and organisations create environments with the right rhythm of power and love”.

HENK BAKBOORD

HENK BAKBOORD

Henk Bakboord is a Dutch dance pioneer and facilitator of youth empowerment workshops. For Henk, dance brings people closer together. “If anything, dance and movement are intercultural: everywhere in the world people dance.” 

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ASHKAINE HORA ADEMA

ASHKAINE HORA ADEMA

Ashkaine Hora Adema is the founding board member of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation and Jimmy’s wife. She has been working together with Jimmy for over 20 years. “When you understand someone else, you realise how much alike we really are.”  Like the others on the board, Ashkaine’s work for the foundation is unrewarded.
SIMON RAEDTS

SIMON RAEDTS

Simon Raedts is a private investor and the president of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation. “In times where cultural differences seem to be bigger than ever, we bridge the gap between cultural differences.”
JIMMY NELSON

JIMMY NELSON

Jimmy Nelson is photographer and honorary president of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation. “I hope my work is a catalyst for an appreciation of fragile cultures“.
SOURAYA SARRAF

SOURAYA SARRAF

Souraya is on the Advisory Board of CREA (cultural organisation of the University of Amsterdam) and the secretary of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation. “Cultural heritage in all its forms gives us better insights in understanding, valueing, caring and enjoying.  Through the foundation, we can help young talent, with an interest in indigenous people, to develop themselves.”
QUIRINE PLEYTE

QUIRINE PLEYTE

Quirine Pleyte is the owner of Peak4 in Amsterdam and a specialist in creative problem solving, inspiring personal development, management and leadership.

EWOUT VAN JARWAARDE

EWOUT VAN JARWAARDE

Ewout is de Senior Vice President van Car Remarketing at LeasePLan Corporation N.V. and the treasurer of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation.
DANIELLE BRAUN

DANIELLE BRAUN

Dr. Danielle Braun is a corporate anthropologist, pubic speaker and chief of the Academie voor Organisatiecultuur.
RENS DEN HOLLANDER

RENS DEN HOLLANDER

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REINIER VRIEND

REINIER VRIEND

Reinier Vriend is Policy Director of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation. He has a background in media scholarship and projects relating global issues.
TESSEL VAN DER PUTTE

TESSEL VAN DER PUTTE

Tessel van der Putte is responsible for communications and PR of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation. She completed her studies in Global Challenges: World Politics and has done extensive research on indigenous cultural identity and connection to land.
PEIKE PLEIJZIER

PEIKE PLEIJZIER

Peike Pleijzier is head of fundraising within the Jimmy Nelson Foundation.

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