About Us

The Ivy Circle, founded in 2008, strives to create and sustain an active community in the Netherlands of alumni of leading North American universities and business schools. Ivy Circle member alumni clubs are encouraged to share their events with alumni of other member clubs, so that the Ivy Circle can develop and maintain an active calendar of alumni events. The Ivy Circle network has grown to 20 member alumni clubs representing a few thousand alumni living in the Netherlands.


The following is a list of member alumni clubs:


Member Clubs
Berkeley Haas School of Business
Brown University
Chicago Booth School of Business
Columbia Business School
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Fulbright Scholarship Alumni
Harvard Business School
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins/SAIS
McGill University
Kellogg School of Management
Princeton University
Stanford University/Stanford GSB
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Tufts University
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
Wharton School
Yale University

Ivy Circle Board

Hollis_Kurman Hollis Kurman – Chair
University of Pennsylvania
Johan van Rijn – Secretary
Yale University, Fulbright
jt John Terwilliger – Fairs Coordinator
University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School
Jan Kobussen – Public Relations
Harvard University
Tim Oldeman – Young Alumni
Cornell University
Harvard University, Cornell University

Mark Reijerkerk – Treasurer
Columbia Business School                                   

Marjolein Baghuis – Events Animator
Kellogg/Northwestern University

Ivy Circle Advisory Board

Ivy Circle benefits from the support and expertise of a distinguished board of advisors.
The board brings together expertise in each of the areas of interest of Ivy Circle: education, arts, business, and society:

Willem Stevens (Chair)
Former Dutch Senator
Beth Johnson
Owner, Boekhandel van Rossum
Ben Bot
Former Dutch Foreign Minister
Ruth Oldenziel
Senior Fellow at Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study
Marc van Gelder
Non-executive board member at various organizations 
Martijn Sanders
Former Managing Director Concertgebouw
Louise Gunning-Schepers Harald WalkateHarald Walkate
dmDavid McCawley
Consul General United States
Jan Veldhuis
Former Board Chairman University of Utrecht

Paul Broholm
Director at InsingerGilissen