AMBASSADORS JIMMY NELSON FOUNDATION

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

QUIRINE PLEYTE

QUIRINE PLEYTE

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“.
DANIELLE BRAUN

DANIELLE BRAUN

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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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  • Jimmy Nelson Foundation Ambassador: Henk Bakboord Henk Bakboord is a Dutch dance pioneer and facilitator of youth empowerment workshops in Amsterdam. For Henk, dance brings people closer together. This is why dance can be such an important influence on people and on the way they perceive each other....

  • ‘They Came From The Water While The World Watched’   The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is proud to announce its support for the photography project “They came from the water while the world watched” by Giya Makondo-Wills. This project is the first of many to be funded in relation to the f...

  • The Jimmy Nelson Foundation had a great board meeting & brainstorm-session with some of its new board members last week. The new cultural projects of this year have been discussed and selected… But we are also very eager to introduce the new board members to you soon, who have joined our t...

  • The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is excited to share the winners of the music competition ‘Jimmy’s Jukebox’! With the new year, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation also launched a new call. This time for musicians in particular, the competition ‘Jimmy’s Jukebox’ was created to find the new Foun...

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