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.” 
SOPHIE HILBRAND

SOPHIE HILBRAND

CéLINE KUN

CéLINE KUN

Céline Kun has years of non-profit work experience (UNICEF, War Child, and MasterPeace). Coming from a Chilean-Mapuche-Pehuenche background herself, she wants to contribute to the well-being of indigenous communities around the world. “With this Foundation, we celebrate the spirit of indigenous peoples globally. As an Ambassador of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation, it is my way of giving back and provide support wherever I can.”

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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 of Car Remarketing at LeasePLan Corporation N.V. and the treasurer of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation.
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.”
RENS DEN HOLLANDER

RENS DEN HOLLANDER

Ex-Googler Rens is the Founder of AdBirds, an online marketing agency that operates in more than 60 countries. Here, he works together with a global network of other ex-Googlers to provide online marketing services around the globe. “Through my international digital marketing experience I hope to help grow the Jimmy Nelson Foundation internationally.” 
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.”
ASHKAINE HORA ADEMA

ASHKAINE HORA ADEMA

Ashkaine Hora Adema is the founding board member of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation and 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.
DANIELLE BRAUN

DANIELLE BRAUN

Dr. Danielle Braun is a corporate anthropologist, pubic speaker and chief of the Academie voor Organisatiecultuur. She travels around the world in search of building ‘modern tribes’ and to make strong leaders. “Humans don’t come in separate packages. We are always connected to others.”
JIMMY NELSON

JIMMY NELSON

Jimmy Nelson is photographer and initiator of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation. He is an honorary member of the board. “I hope my work is a catalyst for an appreciation of indigenous cultures“.

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REINIER VRIEND

REINIER VRIEND

Reinier Vriend is a free-lance policy consultant for 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 Policy Director 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 helps the Jimmy Nelson Foundation in event strageties and fundraising. She is also a boardmember of the Aniek Hendriksz Second to None Foundation.

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