Voorzitter College van Bestuur
In: Uncategorized9 May 2012
One of the great pleasures of my job is that I often meet truly special and outstanding people doing truly special and outstanding things. Yesterday, Defne Ayas, director of Witte de With centre for contemporary art paid me a visit. Defne is a real cosmopolitan and one of the best things that happened to Rotterdam. Turkish by birth, educated in the US, having lived in Shanghai for many years (and speaking Mandarin as a result), she came to Rotterdam to lead Witte de With, a center which I am embarrassed to say I did not know ranks among the top 6 or 7 modern art centers in the world, right up there with Tate modern in London. Will definitely continue a conversation with her to bring Erasmus and Witte de With closer together.
Pauline van der Meer Mohr is president of the Executive Board and is responsible for general administrative matters, such as the relationship with the Board of Trustees and the University Council. She focuses on the strategic policy, international affairs and external contacts, including the Rotterdam region, industry and other knowledge institutions.