Barbara Majoor appointed new member of board Nyenrode Business University

November 19 2021

Prof. dr. Barbara Majoor will be appointed as a member of the Executive Board and vice rector magnificus of Nyenrode Business University on December 1st. In her position, Majoor will be responsible for academic education. 

Barbara Majoor (1965) has been working at Nyenrode since 2006 as professor of Accountancy and since 2016 she has been director of the Center for Accounting, Auditing & Control. Majoor studied Business Economics at the University of Amsterdam. After obtaining a degree as a chartered accountant at the UvA, she obtained her doctorate in 1997 with a dissertation: "The Authority of Auditing Guidelines". Barbara has gained extensive experience in audit practice as a partner of KPMG (until 2008) and Deloitte (until 2015). 

“We are very pleased that Barbara Majoor is joining the board,” says Petri Hofsté, chairman of the board of the Nyenrode Foundation. “Barbara's appointment is memorable in several respects: the first professor of accountancy in this role, an internal appointment and the first female professor on the university board.” The Nyenrode Foundation is the shareholder and supervisor of the university. 

Nyenrode Business University is led by a collegial board that, with the arrival of Majoor, consists of three people. Rector Magnificus Prof. Dr. Koen Becking is chairman and responsible for scientific research, among other things. Drs. Remmelt Vetkamp is vice-chairman and responsible for operational management. 

“We are very much looking forward to working with Barbara Majoor,” says Koen Becking. “She has been a highly valued colleague for many years. We know her as passionate about content and she has broad experience.” 

Majoor is looking forward to working with all colleagues within Nyenrode. "Nyenrode is an organization with a lot of driven and innovative professionals. I feel very much at home here." Majoor wants to further strengthen Nyenrode's leading position in the field of education and innovation: "I think it's great that Nyenrode continuously adapts to new developments. Society demands responsible and innovative leadership and Nyenrode is very well able to contribute to this. supported by the knowledge we have in house." 

Majoor has also been working at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) since 2015 as a supervisory specialist in the field of accountancy. As of her appointment, she will remain involved with the AFM once a week. She was previously a member of the Chamber of Accountants at the court in Zwolle.

About Nyenrode 

Nyenrode Business University is working towards a sustainable future by encouraging students and participants to develop into responsible leaders. We do this by offering a combination of academic theory, practical relevance, and personal development. Nyenrode is a private university, founded in 1946 by and for the business community with an international orientation. We offer intensive academic courses and short and longer programs in the fields of business, management, accountancy, controlling and tax law, and we also conduct research in these fields. Nyenrode has offices in Breukelen and Amsterdam. 

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