Paradox is an organisation that complies with the cultural governance code, which is why our organisation is surveyed by two levels of governance. The boards consist of professionals from various corners of the cultural world.


Mike Ackermans (chair)
Editor in Chief at CBS Communication and news

Bas Vroege (treasurer)
Founder & CEO at Paradox

Agnes Wijers (secretary)
Sales & traveling exhibitions manager at Paradox

Willem Woudenberg (member)
Founder and consultant at Brand Dialogue

Supervisory board

Bert Mennings (chair)
Business Development and Partnerships at Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Advisor Dans at Amsterdam Arts Council, board member at National Glass Museum, Leerdam.

Rob van der Laarse
Professor of war heritage at VU University Amsterdam, professor of heritage studies at University of Amsterdam, fellow at NIAS for Terrorscapes: Transnational Memory of Totalitarian Terror and Genocide in Postwar Europe.

Monique de Ruiter
Former chief editor vtwonen, freelance educator in styling, portfolio and visual communication at Academie Artemis.

The boards receive no financial compensation for their services.