It is with great pleasure that I inform you that Katherine Vos van Liempt and Veerle van Buuren Stramrood have accepted our offer to be the new General Manager and Event Manager of the Netherland Club of New York, taking over from Hein Jan Keijzer who will leave New York later in 2019 after having served the Club for 3 years. We wish to thank Hein Jan for his significant contribution to further establishing the Netherland Club of New York as the prime location for Dutch culture, art and ideas.
Katherine and Veerle have already started working with Hein Jan to ensure a seamless hand-over. You will have plenty of opportunity to see all three at work over the next few months and extend your well wishes.
President of The Netherland Club of NY
KATHERINE VOS VAN LIEMPT
Katherine Vos van Liempt (Den Haag, 1984) is General Manager of The Netherland Club of New York together with Veerle. She received her Bachelor degree in Media & Entertainment Management at the Haarlem Business School. In parallel, she built her company Arts Universal where she booked, managed and produced various shows in the Netherlands, the Middle East, and Japan. Ever since her NYC based internship in 2004 with Apricot Brown ltd, she longed to move back. When ID&T announced they were opening an office in New York, she took the opportunity and moved to NYC in 2012 as the project manager of Sensation USA.
Katherine has a true heart for theater and while in New York a dream came true when she was asked to co-produce Broadways The Visit, receiving a Tony Nomination for Best Musical. Now as General Manager of TNC Katherine is very happy to work closely with her counterpart Veerle van Buuren – Stramrood and together building and expanding the club by focusing on our wonderful community, exciting partnerships, and a dynamic cultural repertoire.
VEERLE VAN BUUREN STRAMROOD
Veerle van Buuren Stramrood (Apeldoorn, 1985) is General Manager of The Netherland Club together with Katherine. She studied at Utrecht University, receiving her Master degrees in both Art History and Communication, Policy & Management. During her studies, she spent time at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, did marketing research for the Centraal Museum Utrecht and completed an internship at Sotheby’s in Amsterdam.
Broadening her scope in the art world, she joined The European Fine Art Foundation as a member of the Managing Team, coordinating press for art fairs TEFAF Maastricht and PAN Amsterdam. In 2010 she returned to Sotheby’s to be a part of the team realizing the immense auction of property from the Estate of Queen Juliana, working on both silver and PR. After a year at gallery De KunstSalon as a business art consultant, Veerle decided to move from art to banking. She successfully managed the sale of 9.000 art works from the corporate collection of ABN AMRO bank in Amsterdam. Having completed this sale, she decided to remain with the company and moved on to HR as a graduate recruiter for investment banking trainees.
After two years she decided to move onto the business side, becoming Head of Corporate Access in the ABN AMRO dealing room. Here, she managed relations with management and Investor Relations of all listed companies in the Benelux for three years. In this role, she also arranged various dinners and organized investor conferences in Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, and Barcelona. In organizing various events, she also discovered a new passion for food and wine. This resulted not only setting up a series of successful “borrels” at the Amsterdam Zuidas but also in her deciding to get more educated on wine by passing her WSET Level 3 exam at the International Wine Center in NYC.
Moving to New York in 2017 with her husband was an opportunity to get back to her roots at Sotheby’s New York as a Consignment Manager. And now, at The Netherland Club, she is confident to get (and give!) the best of both worlds; combining her experience in the corporate sector and organizing events with her love of culture in one of the most vibrant cities of the world.