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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.

Local alumni clubs from the following schools are current members of Ivy Circle Netherlands:

Berkeley Haas (Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley) Brown University Chicago Booth (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business) Columbia Business School
Cornell University Dartmouth College Netherlands Fulbright Alumni Association Georgetown University
Harvard Club of the Netherlands Harvard Business School Johns Hopkins University/SAIS Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
McGill University University of Notre Dame University of Pennsylvania Princeton University
Stanford University Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Tufts University The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Yale University

Ivy Circle Board

Hollis Kurman
University of Pennsylvania/Georgetown MSFS
Picture of board secretary Anthonie Zoomers Anthonie Zoomers
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Omer Pelman
University of California at Berkeley
John Terwilliger
Fairs Coordinator
University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School
Erica Phiansunthon
University of Pennsylvania
Board Member Ayden Figaroa Aydan Figaroa
Events Coordinator
Yale University/Yale Law School
Tina Amritha
Events Coordinator
Northwestern University
    Michelle van der Maten-Bologna
Membership Engagement
Columbia University/Columbia Business School
Erin Lang
Young Alumni Coordinator
Georgetown 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 
Alexander Rinnooy-Kan
Professor Emeritus University of Amsterdam and former member of First Chamber/Senate;
Fulbright Board member and former visiting/Dutch Chair professor at Columbia University 
Harald Walkate
Head of ESG, Natixis Investment Managers
Kate Nanavatty
Consul General United States
Jan Veldhuis
Former Board Chairman University of Utrecht
Paul Broholm