Team

The team of the Dutch Cycling Embassy consists of:

Director: IR Mirjam Borsboom

Director: IR Mirjam Borsboom

As the Director of the Dutch Cycling Embassy Mirjam is responsible for the development, operational and financial activities and indicating strategic areas of focus of the Public Private Partnership. Under delegation of the board, she manages the daily office and the team and coordinates, together with the project coordinator, the Embassy’s various projects that result from incoming requests from all over the world. With a background in civil engineering she’s able to support public and private organizations with indicating where to start with implementing cycling within other countries and cultures. Together with all various participants the right (personal) approach will be chosen and implemented. Her mission is to facilitate international clients to grow towards a (more) successful cycling culture, with safe and well-designed infrastructure within a healthy and sustainable environment.

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Director (starting July 1st): Lucas Harms PhD

Director (starting July 1st): Lucas Harms PhD

As the Director of the Dutch Cycling Embassy Lucas is responsible for the strategic development of the public private partnership, as well as the operational and financial activities of the organization. Under delegation of the board, he manages the daily office and the team and coordinates, together with the project coordinators, the Embassy’s various projects that result from incoming requests from all over the world. Lucas has a background in urban geography and more than 15 years of research in various roles, focusing on urban planning and sustainable urban transportation. He is affiliated to the Urban Cycling Institute (UCI) of the University of Amsterdam and has worked at the Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. With his experience and extensive network Lucas and his team supports public and private organizations in creating the best conditions and solutions for cycling to flourish in countries and cities around the world.

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Project Manager: Edward Douma MSc

Project Manager: Edward Douma MSc

With a background in International Management and experience in a number of countries, Edward keeps a close eye on (cycling-related) developments worldwide. He helps people and organisations from around the world with their cycling related questions, assists Dutch organisations with their international ambitions and manages both national and international projects. Edward strongly believes that cycling is essential for creating cities where people happily live, and that the Dutch can help achieving this.

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Program Coordinator: Nout Ramaekers BSc

Program Coordinator: Nout Ramaekers BSc

During his study in International Management, Nout combined his passion for bikes and international trade by exporting vintage road bikes within Europe. Internationally oriented, Nout has an eye for cross-cultural trends and strives for global cooperation to encourage and improve our most healthy, most sustainable and simply most fun way of transportation: by bike!

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Marketing & Communication Manager: Chris Bruntlett BSc

Marketing & Communication Manager: Chris Bruntlett BSc

As a long-time cycling campaigner and promoter in Vancouver, Chris Bruntlett brings a diverse set of communication skills to his role at the Dutch Cycling Embassy, including writing, photography, filmmaking, podcasting, public speaking, and digital media management. He first visited the Netherlands in the summer of 2016, and quickly fell in love with its seemingly effortless bicycle culture, and unique approach to transport planning. This cross-country tour inspired him to co-author the book, “Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality”, which shines a spotlight on the incredible (and often underappreciated) achievements of the Netherlands as the world’s foremost cycling nation. Chris uses his knowledge and passion to share practical lessons for global cities wishing to follow in their tracks, and become better places to live, work, play, and—of course—cycle.

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Intern: Camila Herrero BSc

Intern: Camila Herrero BSc

From a global and environmental perspective, Camila is interested in urban mobility themes. After graduating from a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, she supported a project on low carbon cities at the Mexican National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change. She later joined the bicyclist community in Mexico participating in the organization of the Sixth World Bicycle Forum. Camila is currently studying a master’s degree in Urban and Economic Geography at Utrecht University, and joined the DCE team to keep learning from the Dutch cycling expertise.

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