IHE Delft employs a total of 225 staff members of which 64 percent are academic staff. The Institute also has at its disposal a pool of more than 350 national and international guest lecturers from government agencies, partner universities and research institutes.

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. 


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Peter Glas is the Deltacommissioner of the Netherlands and since 2013 he has also held the position of independent president of the  OECD Water Governance Initiative.  From 2004-2015, he was executive board member of the Dutch Association of Regional Water Authorities (Unie van Waterschappen), the last 6 years of which he was the national chair. He began his career at WL|Delft Hydraulics (now Deltares), as a researcher and consultant in the field of integrated water management and since then he has had a long and distinguished career in this and related fields.
  • Abou Amani is the Director of the Division of Water Sciences and Secretary of the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP). He served before as the Chief of the Executive Office of the Natural Science Sector from 1 June 2019 and as of 23 June 2020 was appointed Director ad interim of the Division of Water Sciences, Secretary ad interim of the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme. Mr Amani joined in the Division of Water Sciences, at Headquarters, Paris, in January 2016 as the Chief of the Section on Hydrological Systems and Water Scarcity.  Before joining Headquarters, he was the Regional Hydrologist for Africa based in Nairobi Regional office in Kenya from 2010 to 2015 and was in charge of the implementation of the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa. He contributed to raise the visibility of the IHP in Africa and to build strategic partnerships with key regional water stakeholders in providing support to Africa member states.  


The Institute is led by the Rectorate, which consists of the Rector, the Vice Rector and the Business Director.

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 Please note that the website is in Dutch. 

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Academic Departments

IHE Delft has six Academic Departments with academic staff responsible for education, training and research programmes. For department names, managers and other 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

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.

Education Bureau

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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