Our CEO, Roelof Meijer
With the help of an accomplished management team, Roelof heads up the organisation. We also have a Supervisory Board, which provides non-executive oversight and gives advice.
Roelof has been our CEO since 2005. Before joining SIDN, Roelof was Managing Director of PTC+, an international training organisation. Prior to that, he worked as an engineer, project coordinator, technical consultant and government advisor at an engineering consultancy and later at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Zambia and Burkina Faso. Roelof studied mechanical engineering at Wageningen University.
Roelof brings commitment and drive to his role as management team leader. He has direct support from HR professionals, a legal team, a communication team and a security officer.
Our Supervisory Board: maintaining a critical overview
Our Supervisory Board (SB) oversees the management's policies and the general situation at SIDN. The SB also gives the management advice. The SB has to have at least six members, but no more than nine. Read more about what the SB does and who its members are.
Our management team: the people who make it all happen
Our ICT Department is responsible for ensuring that the .nl zone, the .aw zone and the .amsterdam zone all remain available on the internet. The department works on new services, looks after our technical infrastructure (the cables and servers) and takes care of everything connected with the Domain Registration System used by registrars. That includes ongoing development of the system and keeping everything working. ICT is led by Cees Toet.
We have brought together our R&D activities in a special division called SIDN Labs. The team at Labs is headed up by Cristian Hesselman and includes a number of research engineers and a data scientist. Together, they make a substantial contribution to internet innovations that deliver added value for the Dutch economy and Dutch society, and further enhance the Netherlands’ international position.
|Registration & Service (R&S)
Whenever a .nl registrar or registrant needs assistance, it's our support team that responds. The team is always ready with fast and informative replies to the many and varied enquiries that arrive by e-mail, phone and Twitter. Maintaining a high level of client satisfaction is very important to us. So we are constantly working to further enhance our client processes. Our support department is also where all checks, registrations and amendments are made. Our R&S Manager is Lilian van Mierlo.
|New Business, Marketing & Sales
We ensure the functional stability of the .nl domain and we introduce new services. We do that by listening carefully to our registrars, and by improving and expanding our services wherever appropriate. We also develop new, related propositions that can help to make the internet more accessible, easier to use and more secure. We bring our portfolio to market via various on-line and off-line channels, combined with strong profiling of the SIDN brand. Arjan Middelkoop heads up this multidisciplinary department.
|Control & Support (C&S)
Our C&S team takes care of all the other key tasks:
Constitution SIDN PDF document, (131 kb)