Associate Director, Netherlands
Johan is Managing Director Rotterdam Festivals Ltd , the organisation responsible for event and policy co-ordination in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He started the organisation in 1994. Rotterdam has been recognised as the best event city in the country and praised for its consistent and innovative festival policy. Before starting Rotterdam Festivals he worked for the Rotterdam Arts Council for 12 years, latterly as Deputy Director.
Johan has more than 20 years of experience in the cultural industries and is a board member of several international networks and cultural organisations. He is on the board of the American based International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA), a worldwide network of over 2500 event professionals. He is a board member of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival and Audiences Europe. Johan is based in Rotterdam.