Renée Scheltema

Renée is Founder & Supervisor of the Making of the Future Foundation, but she is not a board member. Her latest independent documentary Normal is Over stirred an unprecedented response from its audiences, helping people understand the impact we have on our changing world. In her film, she offers a variety of solutions in order to reconnect money to nature. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer. Drs. Criminology, Leiden University. M.A.TV-Journalism & Photo-Journalism, University of California, Berkeley. USA.

Debora van der Zee-Denekamp 

Dressings Europe Director at Unilever

Global business leader and brand builder with broad experience in the FMCG industry for both in-home and out-of-home in developed as well as emerging markets. Passionate about winning teams.

I start waves to make big things happen. I believe in a world of possibilities and I am blessed with contagious energy that enables me to drive positive movement.

Cor Hellingman

Cor is the co-founder of Hellingman Bunders lawyers, a law firm specialized in intellectual property, entertainment, sports and media law (among others). Cor has been involved with Renée’s ventures as a filmmaker for many years. Avid reader and philosopher.

Sjoerd Riedstra

Sjoerd is partner at Meeuwsen Ten Hoopen, an accountant and tax consultants firm. He is the Treasurer of several foundations in The Netherlands

Siebe Schootstra

Chief Editor ‘Energy and Media”
Senior advisor, Project manager and communication expert “Energy and Transition’, Netherlands.

Yasin Amani

Yasin’s MBA education at Nyenrode Business University inspired him to shift his professional attention by co-founding Heartbeat Strategy. He believes that companies are THE perfect agents to lead transformation. His mission is to activate companies to recognise both the responsibility they have for society (the Heart) as the economic drive for profitable business (the Beat). 


Raghav has a background in Environmental Sustainability, Finance and
Communications. He believes that more businesses and change makers need to
understand the value of doing well by the environment and people. This value is
essentially of leadership, in being able to harness the environment, knowledge,
technology, and human networks to create sustainable economic outcomes for
individuals and societies.

Hélène de Puy

Hélène de Puy is co-founder of Ode (now called The Optimist),
 a Dutch and USA print and online magazine covering positive news
 and new developments worldwide that support mankind to move towards a healthier, happier and juster world.
She has been involved with many non-profit foundations and ran one of
the most successful fundraising campaigns in 
The Netherlands at the time of the war in Kosovo (Knuffels voor Kosovo).