IHE Delft Governing Board
The role of the Governing Board is to safeguard the mission and financial stability of IHE Delft. In addition, the Governing Board authorises the mid and long term strategy for the Institute, annual work plans and monitors compliance. There are currently four members, with another three members to be appointed in due course.
- Koos Richelle (Chair), is chairman of the Advisory Committee on Migration Affairs. He previously held office as DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the European Commission, DG for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and DG for Welfare at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.
- Youssef Filali-Meknassi is Director, Division of Water Sciences, Secretary, International Hydrological Programme (IHP). He holds a Ph.D. degree in hydrology from the INRS in partnership with the “Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal”. At the end of his studies, he completed his first Post-doc at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and a second Post-doc at the Missouri University of S&T. Dr. Filali-Meknassi then was promoted to Research Assistant Professor in 2005 due to his contributions to the Environmental Research Center. In 2007, he got the Wesley W. Horner Award from the ASCE. He joined UNESCO in September 2006 and spent 10 years working in Africa. In January 2016 he joined UNESCO Headquarters in Paris and in January 2017 launched the Water Information Network System (WINS). Dr. Filali-Meknassi has over 40 per-reviewed papers, around 5000 reads and 750 citations.
- Wayida Mohamed is Group Human Resources Executive at Rand Water, responsible for 3500 permanent employees and 13000 temporary staff and students who provide bulk water services to over 12 million customers spanning over five South African provinces, as well as involved in other projects throughout the country. She holds an Honours degree in Industrial Sociology, a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Diploma in Human Resources Management, a Diploma in Education, Training and Development and other professional qualifications. Ms Mohamed is also an accredited trainer and an accomplished facilitator who has chaired and moderated various conference commissions. She currently holds and has held a number of Board Memberships across water sector and related organisations.
- Arthur Mol is currently rector magnificus/vice-president at Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands, and professor in environmental policy at the same institution. He has held visiting professorships at Renmin University and Tsinghua University (China), Chiba University (Japan) and National University of Malaysia (Malaysia). He lectured and published widely on environmental and food governance, globalization, ecological modernization, Southeast and East Asia, sustainable production and consumption, and sustainable and smart cities.
- Robert Mudde is Vice Rector Magnificus/Vice President Education of TU Delft. He is also Professor of Multiphase Flows and Distinguished Professor in Science Education at TU Delft. Robert Mudde has a long track record at TU Delft. He has filled various scientific and managerial positions with the university over the past 30 years. Amongst others, he has been Director of Education at the Faculty of Applied Sciences for almost ten years, the Director of the Graduate School of Applied Science for some 5 years, Department Head of the department Multiscale Physics and acting chair of the Department Imaging Physics. As chairman of the Education Taskforce, Rob had a leading role in the development of the TU Delft Vision on Education, in the run-up to the ‘TU Delft Strategic Framework 2018-2024, impact for a better society
- Oyun Sanjaasuren is the Director of External Affairs of Green Climate Fund, based in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Oyun served as the first President of the United Nations Environment Assembly, the Governing Body of UNEP. During her tenure 2014-2016, she promoted environmental cooperation at a variety of international events on issues relating to sustainable development, climate change and water security. Earlier, Oyun served five consecutive terms as a Member of Parliament in Mongolia, including as Minister of Environment and Green Development and Minister of Foreign Affairs. A geochemist by training, with a Ph.D in Earth Sciences from the University of Cambridge, Dr. Oyun’s active public life extends beyond environmental protection to include advancing civil and social rights. She is the founding member and the Chair of the Special Olympics Mongolia and heads the Zorig Foundation that advances democracy and supports youth and education.
- Maarten Smits is the managing director of Deltares, an independent research institute for water and the subsurface based in the Netherlands. Maarten has more than 30 years of experience in the field of water and the subsurface. Before joining Deltares five years ago, he was the managing director of Fugro GeoServices B.V. and Fugro Ecoplan in the Netherlands. He studied Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology and obtained a Master of Business Administration at Twente School of Management.
Remuneration Board Members
As of 1 January 2013 the standard remuneration law for top executives' public and semi-public sector (WNT) was introduced. The WNT decides what the general maximum remuneration should be for executives' in the semi-public sector.
The general and sectorial remuneration limits are reviewed or re-established annually. For the Governing Board another WNT maximum has been decided and will not exceed the maximum allowable standards.
Please see the official website of the WNT for the maximum remuneration https://www.topinkomens.nl/. Please note that the website is in Dutch.
IHE Delft has three Academic Departments with academic staff responsible for education, training and research programmes. These are the Environmental Engineering and Water Technology, Water Science and Engineering, and Integrated Water Systems and Governance departments. For more information, go to the academic departments page.
Each Academic Department is composed of Chair Groups, each of which is formed around a particular discipline or specialisation. For more information, go to the Chair Groups page.
Process Management Units
The work of the Academic Departments is supported by the Institute's Process Management Units. These include Central Services, the Education Bureau, Finance, Human Resource Management, IT, and the Office of the Rector, comprising Communication and Liaison Offices.
Central Services consists of Facility Services and Student affairs. Student Affairs (SA) is responsible for handling the applications and admissions for our Master, PhD, short course, refresher course, online course and special programmes. Also it handles the scholarships, is budget holder for student scholarships and is the contact department for the student’s sponsor. After arrival in the Netherlands, SA takes care of the students’ welfare and accommodation. In addition, the Front Office of Student Affairs takes care of receiving the IHE Delft community every day. The Travel and Events officer is responsible for dealing with all travel arrangements for staff members, external visitors, fieldtrips and workshops abroad. He or she assists and advises staff members with the organisation of international fieldtrips, workshops and events & symposia within the Netherlands.
Facility Services is responsible for the office accommodation, the maintenance of accommodation, grounds and installations and for furnishing, cleaning, security, catering , reproduction and printing, audio visual, transportation, logistics, handyman and many other services.
The Education Bureau develops and facilitates the implementation of education-related policies, stimulates and supports innovation in education, and develops and maintains quality-assurance processes and systems. It assists students and staff in accessing scientific resources and organizes English and academic skills training as well as UTQ and advanced didactical training. It provides the virtual learning environment and supports its use for on-campus and online education. The Education Bureau also administers all educational offerings and is responsible for scheduling, logistic planning, marks administration, issuing diplomas and organizing academic ceremonies. All these activities are geared to establishing a better quality and more innovative education programme, managed in a consistent and transparent manner.
Finance prepares annual and periodic financial reports and analyses, and the annual budget. It also maintains internal control over financial transactions and resources, expenditures for budgetary accounts, the receipt and disbursement of funds, and provides centralized accounts receivable processing and control. The department coordinates and controls purchasing functions.
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management is responsible for the development and implementation of the Institute’s policy on human resources and organizational development. It supports and advises all departments and the Director on the various issues within the integrated personnel management. P&O is also responsible for the personnel and salary administration and provides information on (internal) rules and regulations.
IT is responsible for all IT related facilities and activities at IHE Delft.
Office of the Rector
The Office of the Rector consists of the Communication Office and the Liaison Office. The Communication Office is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic corporate communications and marketing plan, a coherent branding strategy, engaging with media professionals, and advocating IHE Delft's initiatives through international fora and a variety of communications channels. All alumni activities and relations are managed from this office.
The Liaison Office is the focal point for project acquisition, providing support and advice to the academic departments in their acquisition and project implementation activities.
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