Henri van Eeghen has been CEO of the Royal Tropical Institute since January 1 of this year. Henri is a connector in heart and soul with extensive international experience in business and the not-for-profit sector.
Prior to joining KIT, Henri was CEO of Synergos Institute, a philanthropy networking organisation with more than 400 members worldwide. Before that, he was Senior Director at Mercy Corps, an American development organisation with branches in more than 40 countries; COO of the Dutch relief and development organisation Cordaid; and CEO of the Van Eeghen Group, a family business founded in 1662 that focuses on the production and distribution of food ingredients.
Henri is a leader driven by a strong sense of responsibility to contribute to a just and sustainable world. He has embraced an empathetic and bridging leadership style that connects people, nurtures collaboration, and promotes positive change.