Board, team and vacancies

Aqua for All is a  non-profit organization, strategically located in The Hague, at the heart of the political center of the Netherlands. We operate a ‘tight ship’ with relatively low overhead. Our supervisory board consists of prominent representatives of the Dutch water sector and highly respected professionals – to which our Managing Director, Sjef Ernes, reports.

Meet our supervisory board!

Mr. Sybe Schaap Former Chairman Groot Salland region; former Chairman of the Dutch Association of Water Authorities; present Chairman of the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), national government representative, highly acknowledged  professor of philosophy, broad international network
Mr. Fon Koemans Former Chairman of the Managing Board of the Dutch Water Authorities; has held directorships at numerous social organizations, national and international, specialized in quality assurance within organizations from a financial perspective; many years of service on the Aqua for All Managing Board, stewardship of organizational profile.
Mr. Martien den Blanken Former director of Dutch water company PWN.  Known for his leadership in innovation in pursuit of scalable water solutions and improvements, always  in balance with public interest.  An active leader and  proponent of development in the international water sector
 Mrs. Bernadette Blom Expert in the fast-developing world of impact investing. Experienced banking and financial consulting professional, partner at Goodwell Advisory Services b.v. Well established track record with the Dutch Ministry of International cooperation and government-backed and private development initiatives.


Meet our team!
Our operational team comprises people from various fields of expertise:

Sjef Ernes Mr. Sjef Ernes Managing Director
Marleen Hasselerharm Mrs. Marleen Hasselerharm Operational & Team Manager

Dick Bouman Mr. Dick Bouman Sr. Program Manager & Fund Manager VIA Water
shabana-abas Ms. Shabana Abbas Jr. Program Manager VIA Water
Hester Foppen Ms. Hester Foppen Sr. Program Manager New Sanitation
Arco van der Toorn Mr. Arco van der Toorn Sr. Program Manager Services for the Base of the Pyramid
Astrid van Agthoven Mrs. Astrid van Agthoven Sr. Program Manager Public Private Partnerships
Maaike de Vette Ms. Maaike de Vette Sr. Program Manager
Saskia Reus - Makkink Mrs. Saskia Reus – Makkink Business Incubation Manager
machtelt-oudenhuijzen Ms. Machtelt Oudenhuijzen Program Manager Football for Water
joussef-boussebaa Mr. Joussef Boussebaa Financial Controller
Marlies Batterink Ms. Marlies Batterink Sr. Program Manager 3R
Janine Ms. Janine de Laat Communication & PR Manager
 Mr. Peter Karanja Country Advisor Football for Water Kenya
Chris Amsinger Ms. Chris Amsinger Campaign Coordinator for Walking for Water
Mandy Ms. Mandy Tijm Office Manager
Ms. Florence Kariuki Access to Finance advisor for the Kenya Smart Water for Agriculture (SWA) program
afbeelding-website Mr. Kenneth Owuocha Deputy Chief of Party at the Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) Nairobi


Searching for an inspiring place to work?

Aqua for All offers an open, positive working climate for motivated individuals to apply their knowledge and skills toward our organization’s objectives. The salaries and working conditions we offer are competitive. Our team is fairly small but we do accept open applications. You can send these to We will reply as soon as possible. Any job openings at Aqua for All will be published below.

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