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Personal details and secondary positions of Executive Board members

The division of duties (portfolios) described below was valid until 1 June 2021; after the vice chair’s departure, the portfolios were redistributed between the two other members of the Executive Board.

Daniël Wigboldus, Chair (since 1 May 2017)

Daniël Wigboldus is Professor of Social Cognition with a general specialisation in human observation and a particular specialisation in the role that stereotypes and prejudices play. He is interested in and has published about how stereotypes are maintained through language use, how stereotypical expectations influence the traits that we hold against others, and how implicit prejudices impact impulsive behaviour and the perception of faces. Wigboldus is also interested in innovative research and education methods. He is convinced that good education, in addition to good ideas and innovative research, will take science even further. In his experience, the best research and education come from collaboration with others.

In 2008, he received the University Education Award from Radboud University. He was closely involved in the creation of the education vision of the University (Kwaliteit, binding en duidelijkheid from March 2013). He was also an initiator of the Virtual Reality Lab of the Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud University. Wigboldus has a great deal of management experience. He was the dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (2013-2017) and some of his other positions have included: chair of the Disciplineoverleg Sociale Wetenschappen, board member of the European Association of Social Psychology, and chair of the Associatie van SocialPsychologische Onderzoekers.

List of responsibilities


  • Academic Affairs:

    • Diversity/Inclusion

    • Impact

    • Education & ICT

    • Research Data Management

    • Strategy

  • Information Services:

    • Provision of academic information/University Library

  • Human Resources:

    • Diversity/Inclusion

  • Marketing & Communications:

    • Alumni

    • Fundraising

    • Marketing and communication

  • Governance

  • Legal affairs, excluding academic integrity

  • Strategic relationship development

  • Safety and emergency organisation

Internal administration

  • Administrative Cooperation Board (Radboud university medical center)

  • Dean’s council

  • Joint Assembly (including agenda consultations)

  • Royal distinctions

  • Anniversary Committee 2025

  • Radboud Holding BV

  • Radboud Participation BV

  • Stichting Katholieke Universiteit

External administration

  • The Guild

  • IMEC

  • Economic board of Arnhem-Nijmegen

  • Health Valley

  • Dutch Scientific Institutes Abroad (NWIB)

  • Novio Tech Campus

  • SURF

  • VSNU, the Strategy, Public Relations and Governance steering committee

  • Regions/municipalities/provinces

Secondary positions

  • Chamberlain of His Majesty the King for the Province of Gelderland (unpaid) (1 January 2019). Service to the Royal Household

  • Board member of the Gelderland Valoriseert foundation (unpaid) (1 January 2019)

  • Member of the Economic Board of Arnhem-Nijmegen (unpaid) (1 January 2017)

  • Board member of the OnePlanet foundation (unpaid) (1 January 2019)

Han van Krieken, rector magnificus (sinds 19 mei 2016)

Han van Krieken is Professor of Pathology specialising in illnesses of the digestive tract and blood diseases, particularly lymphatic cancer. His research has led to better cancer diagnosis and new insights into the process of metastasis. Van Krieken has been associated with Radboud University since 1999. First, he was Professor of Tumour Pathology and from 2004, was Professor of Pathology. In 2009, he was appointed as chair of the Radboud university medical center Centre for Oncology, which in recent years has grown into a leading international institute under his direction. He has also been President of the European Society of Pathology (2013-2015) and Managing Editor of Virchows Archiv (2010-2015), and chief editor of the Journal of Hemapathology (2007-2017). He is currently chief editor of the Encyclopedia of Pathology and the Leerboek Oncologie.

Prior to his arrival in Nijmegen, Van Krieken worked at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda (United States), the Institut für Pathologie in Kiel (Germany), and Leiden University Medical Center.

Van Krieken is a member of many different national and international bodies. In 2011, he joined the Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina and then the Academia Europaea in 2014.

He is also an honorary member of the Royal College of Pathology.

List of responsibilities


  • Academic Affairs:

    • Art and culture

    • Internationalisation

    • Education

    • Research

    • Radboud Academy

    • Student Affairs Office

    • Language policy

    • Radboud TLC

    • Academic integrity

  • Human Resources:

    • Human Resources: academic affairs (including academic staff)

  • Academic affairs

  • CDL (DEC)

Internal administration

  • Assessors meeting

  • Aula (Registrar’s Office)

  • Christine Mohrmann

  • Doctoral Examination Board/Council of Deans

  • Committee for Education and Research (Foundation Board)

  • Dies Natalis

  • Donders Institute

  • Max Planck Institute

  • Directors of Education council

  • Directors of Research council

  • Opening of the Academic Year

  • Radboud Teachers Academy

  • Radboud Excellence Initiative

  • Radboud Honours Academy

  • Reinier Post Foundation

  • Student Council

  • Weekend school

External administration

  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

  • Dutch Research Council (NWO)

  • Council of University Rectors

  • VSNU, the Education, Research and Valorisation steering committee

  • Regions/municipalities/provinces: Ieder Talent Telt, Regiodeal, city deals

Secondary positions

  • Member of the Supervisory Board, quality committee member (paid)

  • Member of the Advisory Board of BAB Academy (unpaid) (1 January 2019)

  • Chair of the Niels Stensen Fellowship Committee (unpaid) (1 January 2019)

  • Chair of the European Magnetic Field Laboratory through 1 July 2022 (unpaid) (1 January 2018)

  • Board member of the European Magnetic Field Laboratory starting 1 July 2022 (unpaid) (1 July 2022)

  • Editor of the Encyclopedia of Pathology (unpaid) (1 January 2014)

  • Editor of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology (unpaid) (1 January 1998)

  • Scientific board member of the Hartwig Medical Foundation (unpaid) (1 January 2017)

  • Editor in chief of Leerboek Oncologie (paid)

  • Member of the Advisory Board for Cyprus Cancer Research Institute (paid)

  • Member of the Nikhef Board (unpaid)

  • Board member of the Universities of the Netherlands (unpaid)

Wilma de Koning-Martens, Vice Chair (from 1 December 2013 to 1 June 2021)

Wilma de Koning studied Business Economics in Eindhoven and then at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She followed postgraduate studies in Accountancy in Rotterdam and Accountancy and Environment at the University of Amsterdam. In 1987, she began a richly varied career in education.

She started as a lecturer at the Eindhoven Avondcollege before going on to hold several positions at Fontys University of Applied Sciences: lecturer, controller, head of finances and corporate controller. She later moved on to the University of Tilburg, where she was the Director of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration as well as the General Secretary/Managing Director. In 2009, she returned to the Fontys University of Applied Sciences, this time as a member of the Executive Board with a portfolio covering quality assurance in education and research, HRM, ICT and finance.

List of responsibilities


  • Campus & Facilities:

    • Health, safety and environment

    • Facilities and Services

    • Radboud Sports Centre

    • Real estate and campus development

  • Information Services:

    • GDPR / Privacy

    • ICT Service Centre (ISC)

    • Information Management (IM)

  • Human Resources

  • Finance & Control

  • Corporate Control

  • Sustainability

  • IAD

  • Identity

Internal administration

  • Audit Committee (Foundation Board)

  • Campus BV

  • Campus BV Employment Office

  • Director’s meeting

  • Works Council / Local Council

  • Radboud Services

  • Quality improvement of support positions

  • University Chaplaincy

  • Science Education Hubs

External administration

  • SURF members’ council

  • Labour market regional table

  • VSNU, Stichting Zelfstandig Publieke Werkgevers

  • VSNU, the Operations and Finance steering committee

  • VSNU, employers’ delegation

  • Region/municipalities/provinces: Green Capital, Inscience, campus councils

Secondary positions

  • Member of the Member’s Council of the SURF cooperative (unpaid)

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of ArtEZ (paid)

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Isala (paid)

  • Member of the Advisory Council of InScience (unpaid)

  • Alternate member of the Tests and Examinations Board (CvTE) (unpaid)

  • Chair of the employers’ delegation for the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU)
    (1 January 2020)

  • Member of the labour market regional table Rijk van Nijmegen (1 January 2020)

  • Member of the steering group for Green, Healthy and on the Move in Nijmegen (1 January 2020)