Daniëlle Melis (1972) joined Nyenrode Business Universiteit in 2009. As an Assistant Professor she teaches Corporate Governance and Strategic Alignment in various Nyenrode degree and executive programs. Daniëlle is the Academic Director of the Nyenrode New Board Program and member of the Program Advisory Council of the Nyenrode Commissarissen Cyclus. In 2014, she successfully defended her dissertation ‘The Institutional Investor Stewardship Myth: a theoretical, legal and empirical analysis of prescribed institutional investor stewardship in a Dutch context’.
Since September 1, 2013, Daniëlle is Chair of the Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute (NCGI). NCGI aims to promote multidisciplinary academic and contract research in the field of Corporate Governance and the transfer of this knowledge into our state-of-the art educational programs for board members, executives and business professionals in the field of Corporate Governance. With NCGI, Daniëlle is actively involved in contract research of Nyenrode in the field of Corporate Governance. In 2010, 2011, and 2012 she headed the research teams, researching compliance to the Dutch Corporate Governance Code by shareholders and the voting- and engagement behavior of Dutch and foreign institutional investors. In 2013 the Nyenrode research team concluded its final report on Ten Years Corporate Governance in The Netherlands on behalf of the Dutch Monitoring Committee Corporate Governance Code. In 2014 the Nyenrode research team researched the annual code compliance under Dutch listed companies.
Daniëlle is a former banker. From 1996-2009 she worked for MeesPierson, NIBC and Rabobank in various senior positions, both in The Netherlands as well as in London. Her expertise varied from investment banking, capital markets to corporate banking and business development.
Daniëlle holds a Master in Business Economics from Tilburg University (cum laude, 1995) and an MBA from Nyenrode Business Universiteit (valedictorian, 2002). As part of an exchange program she also holds certificates in Managerial Economics and Money & Banking from UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles (1995). 
Daniëlle is a member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), an investor-led organization of governance professionals, that promotes effective standards of corporate governance to advance efficient markets and economies world-wide. In 2013 Daniëlle was awarded the ICGN-Deloitte Scholarship. This scholarship ‘supports professionals who have a proven track record in corporate governance and who could be potential future governance leaders in their local market’. 
Secondary positions
As of July 1, 2014, Daniëlle is a member of the supervisory board of the Dutch pension fund Stichting Pensioenfonds voor Medisch Specialisten.


July 12 2017