The ‘Koninklijke Nederlandse Centrale Vereniging tot bestrijding der Tuberculose’ (KNCV or KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation) is an association of members according to Dutch law. Members are associations and foundations which have TB control as their mission or area of work.

The Executive Director carries statutory responsibility and conducts day to day management, and is supported by an Executive Committee and a broader Management Team. The General Assembly is the highest governance body. KNCV has a Board of Trustees with a supervisory and advisory mandate.

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The Board of Trustees consists of the following members:

  • Ms. Mirella Visser, chair
  • Mr. Tjipke Bergsma
  • Ms. Wieneke Meijer
  • Mr. Jan Hendrik Richardus
  • Mr. René Stumpel
  • Mr. Johan van ’t Hag (chair of the Audit Committee)
  • Mr. Rolph van der Hoeven (member of the Audit Committee)


As of May 1 2020, Dr Mustapha Gidado (MD, PhD), our Executive Director, leads the organization. Jeff Eriksen serves as acting Deputy Director, appointed by the Executive Director in consultation with the Board of Trustees. The Deputy Director advices and supports the Executive Director and is mandated with delegated responsibilities and representation as deposited at the Chamber of Commerce.

The Executive Committee advices the ED on statutory, administrative, strategic and personnel decisions. The Executive Committee (ExCom) composed of the Executive Director, F&O Director (acting Deputy Director) and Technical Division Director and Manager;

The Management Team consists of the Executive Director plus:

  • Jeff Eriksen, Director Finance & Operations Division, acting Deputy Director
  • Agnes Gebhard, Director Technical Division
  • Emmy van der Grinten, Manager Technical Division
  • Beatrijs Stikkers, Board Secretary



In accordance with the Works Councils Act, KNCV has a Works Council.



Applying the SBF-code voor Goed Bestuur (formerly Wijffels Code)

KNCV ‘Good Governance’ practices are described in the KNCV Governance Framework – as approved by General Assembly on 16 May 2018 KNCV is in compliance with the expectations of Goede Doelen Nederland and the Wbtr “Wet bestuur en toezicht rechtsorganen”.

In determining the remuneration policy and remuneration of our Executive Director, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation adheres to Goede Doelen Nederland’s advisory scheme for the remuneration of the management of charitable organizations (“Adviesregeling Beloning Directeuren van Goede Doelen”), which finds its base in the ‘Wet Normering Topinkomens’ (WNT) and the code of governance for charitable organizations (formerly “Code Wijffels”, currently SBF Good Governance Code; see Please find the declaration of the remuneration of our Executive Director here.



KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an association of Members.



To download the latest version of the Articles of Association (23 August 2012), please click here.

KNCV has been fighting TB since its establishment in 1903. Over the past 117 years, the organization has acquired indispensable knowledge and experience in the field of effective TB control, resulting in pre-elimination in the Netherlands and significant contributions to global evidence generation, policy development and TB program implementation worldwide.

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