- Press Release –
The Hague, 29 May 2012
Susanne Stolte appointed President Board of Directors
Hotelschool The Hague
Susanne Stolte has been appointed President of the Board of Directors of Hotelschool The
Hague by Hotelschool The Hague’s Board of Trustees. She succeeds acting President Harm
Noordhof and will commence her duties on 24 August 2012.
“The Board of Trustees is confident that Ms Stolte, with her broad work experience and international
background will continue to build on the successes of Hotelschool The Hague”, says Guido van
Woerkom, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Susanne Stolte is currently chair of the Dutch Association of Commissioners and Managing Directors
(NCD). She was a member of the Supervisory Board of Thomas Cook Nederland and General
Manager of Belvilla and Mobiplan for many years and has worked several years in Italy and Africa.
Stolte’s other activities include Chair of the Supervisory Board of Theatre Cool, active membership of
the Fundraising & Communications Committee of Prins Bernhard’s Culture Foundation, Chair of
Advisory board of Commissioners at Nijenrode University and active membership of the Board of
Directors of the National Register for Members Board of Commissioners and Supervisory Boards .
From 24 August, Susanne Stolte, together with Clemens Berendsen, will form the Board of Directors
of Hotelschool The Hague. Clemens Berendsen: “I am very pleased with the appointment of Susanne
Stolte. With her experience as chair at NCD and as member of the Board of Directors at Thomas
Cook I am convinced that she has the appropriate, solid background necessary to further develop our
school of excellent higher professional education and achieve our goals, I am looking forward to
working together with her”.
Hotelschool The Hague achieved exceptional results last March in the accreditation by the NVAO
(Dutch Flemish Accreditation organisation), in which the school received a score of “excellent” for 11
of the 16 assessed standards. In August of this year the Amsterdam campus will move to a beautiful
new location near the Rembrandtpark, making both campuses equal in size and appearance.
Ambitions are high: by 2020 Hotelschool The Hague wants to be seen and experienced worldwide as
the ‘centre of excellence in hospitality’, leading in the field of education, research, and training &
Susanne Stolte is enthusiastic about her new position: “Hotelschool The Hague is an absolutely
wonderful educational institute with a strong international character, an excellent reputation and
strong ambitions; this especially appeals to me. It will give me great pleasure to use my broad
experience, knowledge and wide network to represent this institute, and to direct it together with a
dedicated team in order to put this institute on the map as the top class institute worldwide”.
Hotelschool The Hague, was founded in 1929, making it one of the oldest independent hotel school
in The Netherlands. The school has two campuses, one in The Hague and one in Amsterdam with a
total of 1,900 students and 180 employees. Graduates of Hotelschool The Hague occupy leading
positions in the hospitality industry on all continents. In 2002 together with ‘The Leading Hotels of the
World’, it set up ‘The Leading Hotel Schools of the World’; an association of leading hotel schools in
the world. www.hotelschool.nl
Note to the editor, not for publication:
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Hotelschool The Hague
- End of press release
S. Reimering, Head of Marketing and Communication Department