Jan Bouke Wijbrandi

Professional background

Jan Bouke studied international economics and anthropology at the Vrije Universiteit. His work focused on international cooperation, with a detour into science (research among refugees in Sudan) and media. He worked within the sector for organizations such as Stichting Oecumenische Hulp (Head of Food and Nutrition), Médecins Sans Frontières (Head of Communication and Fundraising), Oxfam Novib (Director of Campaigns), and UNICEF Netherlands (General Director). He has experience at the international level and has been involved in various projects related to international cooperation and the SDGs. Jan Bouke has a keen interest in the intersection between international cooperation, the SDGs, and societal support.

Personal motto

The urgent problems of our time require personal commitment and credibility, collaboration across borders, and open and inclusive dialogue.