The Executive Board of JASON is responsible for day-to-day operations and bears final responsibility for the policy pursued by the institute. Currently, the Executive Board consists of 10 students and young-professionals.

JASON Board 2022-2023
JASON Executive Board 2022-2023

Mr. Max Garcia Hoogland


Ms. Sophie Tas

External Relations / Vice-Chair

Ms. Sophie Westerling


Ms. Celine Jagai


Ms. Bérénice Cabanne

Acitivities Coordinator

Mr. Joost Boogaard

Acitivities Coordinator

Ms. Sharon Buys

Public Relations

Ms. Anne Preesman

Editor in Chief

Ms. Naledi Tilmann

Editor in Chief

Ms. Arianna Pearlstein

Acquisition and Conference Commissioner


The general board of JASON is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the activities of the executive board. Furthermore, the general board provides the executive board with solicited and unsolicited recommendations. The general board currently consists of 11 professionals who have a military, security and/or foreign policy background.

Colonel mr. Niels Woudstra

Teacher in Operational Analysis, Faculty of Militairy Sciences NDA (Netherlands Defence Academy), recently returned from the MINUSMA Mission in Mali

Colonel RNLMC (ret.) M.J.M.S. Hekkens

Acting Head of Field Office (Garowe) / Maritime Adviser to Puntland State of Somalia at EUCAP Somalia

Drs. Willemijn Aerdts

Teacher at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (Leiden University)

Ms. Hester Torn

Strategy, Information Management & Innovation Advisor at the ministry of Foreign Affairs

Drs. mr. Simon Minks

Senior Public Prosecutor, Openbaar Ministerie Den Haag

Drs. Hans Rouw

Program Lead Protections of Civilians at PAX for peace

Reinier Bergema

Research Fellow and Program Manager at the ICCT

Daan Rijnders

Cyber Secure The Hague Lead at the City of The Hague

Drs. Thierry van der Horst

Policy Officer at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Drs. Goos Hofstee

Training and Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute