New Boardmembers Max Foundation

Exciting news: we have an (almost) entirely new Max Foundation board for the upcoming years! We'd love to introduce them to you. Below you can find a little description of each boardmember, alongside their photo. Want to get in touch? Head over to the 'our team' section of our website to find their details.

Joris Kaak – Chair of the Board

Joris works closely with leadership teams in defining and implementing operations strategies, always with a close eye on the social and environmental impact of organisations. He used to be a visiting faculty member at the RSM Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and is currently Partner at Spring Associates. Joris told us he’s incredibly happy to be able to contribute to the organisation’s growth, and I can’t wait to see the impact that will be created in the future!


Marleen Thienen – Boardmember Finance

Marleen is a partner at the multi-family office Water Tower Private Office, and is the only boardmember that isn’t new: she has been part of the board of Max Foundation since 2018.  In 2017 she started working for Max Foundation as a volunteer, because she admired the strong focus on effectiveness and impact. Marleen said she is honoured to be a part of this organisation, and proud of everything the team has achieved in a short amount of time. Truly unique in the field.

Claudio Acioly Jr – Boardmember Programmes, Data and Partnerships

Claudio Acioly Jr is an architect and urban planner, as well as a development practitioner with over 40 years of experience in more than 30 countries. He specialized in housing and slum upgrading, project development and implementation and capacity building.



Femke Rotteveel – Marketing and Communications

Femke is a connector, with a large international network of social organisations, cultural institutions, funds, impact investors, artists and entrepreneurs. Art plays a big role in her life, as a unique messenger that crosses borders and builds bridges. Femke said three things are crucial for the work she wants to do: adding social value, an entrepreneurial and creative attitude, and a motivated team that is driven by trust and engagement. Seems like a great match for Max Foundation!

Margot Quaegebeur – Boardmember Max Social Enterprise

Margot was a boardmember several years back, and is thrilled to return to the Max Foundation Board. She has worked in the Impact Investing space for about 15 years and will use that experience to help grow Max Tapwater (Max Foundation’s social business), to bring safe drinking water and health to many more families. Margot says it’s great to see how much Max Foundation has grown and developed since its start, especially during the last couple of years. It’s exciting to be part of that.

Visit ‘our team‘ to get in contact with the new boardmembers!