NIMD welcomes Simone Filippini as new Executive Director

The Supervisory Council of NIMD is pleased to welcome Simone Filippini has our new Executive Director.

Filippini has more than 30 years of experience in the international public sector. She started her career at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs where she had various roles, including Ambassador to Skopje, Macedonia. Her latest position was CEO of Cordaid, one of the largest development and humanitarian NGOs in the Netherlands. She has also been an elected member of the National Board of the Dutch political party D66. Filippini will succeed Hans Bruning who has led the organization since 2011 but who unfortunately has to step down due to health reasons.

Bernard Bot, Chair of the Supervisory Council: “We are very excited to welcome Ms. Filippini to the NIMD family. Actually, she is no stranger to NIMD. From 2004 to 2007 she was a member of the NIMD Board where she had the opportunity to see our work in practice. Her vast management experience, leadership and communication skills will bring new energy and a fresh approach to the organization and will help us to steer NIMD forward. Furthermore, we also want to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Hans Bruning who has guided the organization with dedicated leadership and commitment since 2011.”

Simone Filippini is excited to take up her new position. “As a strong believer in multiparty democracy I’m really honoured and happy to be joining NIMD. Effective and inclusive leadership, and cooperation across party lines, which are all key aspects of NIMD’s work, are now more important than ever. Especially if we want to achieve the ambitions that the global community has committed itself to, including the Sustainable Development Goals and the Climate Agenda. To help increase the scale and impact of NIMD’s activities, together with the highly knowledgeable and committed NIMD team, is a fantastic challenge that I’m truly looking forward to.”